USS INDIANAPOLIS - CA-35 (memorial)

WW2INDAmateur radio station

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. 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.

2012 Museum Ships on the air.
June 2nd & 3rd
Ops time: June 2nd-0000Z (Fri eve 8PM)to June 3rd-2359Z (sun eve 8PM) 48 hours.

(98) ships registered to participate in 2012! ...USS Indianapolis CA-35 operated only 27 hours on 80,40,30,17,15 & 6 meters.


2012 Museum Ships Event; WW2IND Review

 7th year _On the Air..(99 Ships)


USS Indy Radio operated (3) ham stations from the USS Indy Memorial; Indiana War Memorial Museum location.
Station 1 -80m, 30 & 17m CW & SSB;
Station 2- 40m & 15m CW & SSB and
Station 3- 20m & 10m(cw/ssb)& 6m-am .

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 & coffee in the AM !!! Good ..


  2012 Ships event Ops certificate (jpg)
  2012 Ships event WW2IND certificate (jpg) Ships worked during the event:...(35)

Best bands were:..20 -40 & 17
CW on:.. 40,30 & 20 m (50 Q's)
AM on:.. none( no ships!) 1-Q 6m am sunday afternoon
Ships worked during the event:...( 35 )...4 on CW !
Visitors:...(120)to the Radio room exhibit in 3 days (see ehibit visitors link) for pix
Total contacts:.. 960 for 25 hours.

Radio Operators:...(15)+ 3 NoOps Hams.= 17 total

1st name -Call.:
Mel-KJ9C; Mike-W9RE; Dave-N9KZJ; Ed-N9IZN; Tom-K9XV; Matt-W9CKX,
Ted-KC9TRV; Rudy-KN9C, Bob-W9PSE, Jeff-KB9WZH;Brian-W9IND
Andy-KC9SKV; Jake-KC9KCM; Chuck-W9IH; Barb-KB9BSV.
Visiting Ham: Alex_W2GAC(NE) Op on 20 m Friend Mark (Co) See PIX Sunday

2012 operators Sked used! Click here for Actual. Ops times..



Antennas... Permanetly mounted on the memorial.& Bands operated on>>
#1..East Horizontal Wire at 110ft AGL ...80m & 17m ... IC756 Pro2+PA
#2..Weast Horizontal Wire at 110ft AGL ...40 & 15m ...Ten Tec "Jupiter" +PA
#3..Vertical traped hustler at 210ft....20m & 10m & 6M...IC756 Pro3+PA
All stations were using N1NM logging + we used internet(spotting)


PIX from ops days:

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

Friday   8pm-Midnite_local time (CW night-50 Qs)

Saturday   8am-8pm TS Rain &band conditions(shortened)

Sunday   8am-5pm Great band conditions +(1)Q on 6m AM-N9DOO


Thanks to those who helped make our (7th) 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 & Hamilton co Hams. & FireHouse Photo Labs.;


Submitted By;

Chuck Crist -W9IH


USS INDY OTA event. June 2012

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

Under Construction!Last Update: 24 Nov 2012
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