USS INDIANAPOLIS - CA-35 (memorial)

WW2INDAmateur radio station

2010 Museum Ships on the air.
June 4th, 5th & 6th
Ops time: June 5th-0000Z (Fri eve 8PM)to June 7th-2359Z (sun eve 8PM) 48 hours.

(84) ships registered to participate in 2010! ...USS Indianapolis CA-35 operated only 24 hours on 17,30,20,40 & 80 meters.


2010 Museum Ships Event; WW2IND Review



USS Indy Radio operated (3) ham stations from the USS Indy Memorial; Indiana War Memorial Museum location.
Station 1 -40m & 15m CW & SSB;
Station 2- 80m,17m & 30m CW & SSB and
Station 3- 20m &10m(cw/ssb) .

Special thanks to our sponsors and Hams.

Thanks to Barb-KB9BSV for QSL manager duties!

Special thanks to our sponsors especially to the Indy Salvation Army group for for Donuts & coffee in the AM !!! Good ..


  2010 Ships event Ops certificate (pdf)
  2010 Ships event WW2IND certificate (pdf) Ships worked during the event:...(18)

Best bands were:..20 - 40 -20-17 & 30m
CW on:.. 40 & 30 m (200 Q's)
AM on:.. none( no ships!)
Ships worked during the event:...(18)
Visitors:...(275)to the Radio room exhibit in 3 days (see ehibit visitors link) for pix
Total contacts:.. 850 for 24 hours.

Radio Operators:...(28)

1st name -Call.:
Rudy-KN9C;Dave-N9KZJ; Ed-N9IZN; Barry-KW9DX;Chuck-W9IH;Mike-KE9YA;Mel-KJ9C;
Barb-KB9BSV;Rhonda-WS9H;Fred-KC9FLB;Brian-W9IND; Sam-WA9VBG;Albert-W9COX;
Mike-W9RE;Dave-N9KT; Brian-KB9BVN;Irvin-WB9ILF;Bob-N9SF;Rick-N9GSU;Holly-KC9SPT;

2010 operators Sked used! Click here for Actual. Ops times..



Antennas... Permanetly mounted on the memorial.
#1..East Horizontal Wire at 110ft AGL ...40 & 15m
#2..East Horizontal Wire at 110ft AGL ...80-30 & 17m
#3..Vertical traped hustler at 210ft....20-&10m
All stations ran IC756 Pro radios < running 100 watts
All stations were using N1NM logging & wireless interface to each other & internet(spotting)


PIX from ops days:

PIX are divided into the 3 areas one for each day of operation.(fri-Sat-Sun)

Friday   8pm-midnight (CW night-190 Qs)

Saturday   8am-5pm weather & band conditions(shortened)

Sunday  8am-8pm Great band conditions


Her mast stood approximately 130 feet above the water, the 10 battle stars painted on her bow, reminded most of the outstanding
service to our country in time of war. Today the USS Indianapolis is remembered as a memorial located on the scenic north end of the
Indianapolis Indiana downtown canal. This is the place where the survivors from her sinking on July 30, 1945 meet to remember those
tragic days and their fallen shipmates. About 19 survivors attend the annual reunion; ceremony at the
CA-35 memorial site supported by family, friends and military personnel; saying thanks for the freedom the old ship and crew
provided through their service.

Thanks to those who helped make our (5th) Ships On the AIR EVENT successful:!!!
USS INDY OTA Sponsors: Indiana War Memorials Museum; Salvation Army (Indy Chapter)
Prime Distribution Services, MAI Prime Parts; Indianapolis Radio Club, Thompson (RCA) Ham club,
Indianapolis Radio League & FireHouse Photo Labs.;


Submitted By;

Chuck Crist -W9IH


USS INDY OTA event. June 2010

The Museum Ships event is sponsored by the USS New Jersey BB-62 radio club.... for more info click here

Under Construction!Last Update: 04 Nov 2010
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