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.

2013 Museum Ships on the air.
June 1st & 2nd
Ops time: June 1st-0000Z (Fri eve 8PM)to June 2nd-2359Z (sun eve 8PM) 48 hours.

(106) ships registered to participate in 2013! ...
USS Indianapolis CA-35 operated only 26 hours on 80,40,17,15,10 & 20 meters.


2013 Museum Ships Event; WW2IND Review

 8th year _On the Air..(106 Ships)


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

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 !!! Great ..


  2013 Ships event Ops certificate (jpg)
  2013 Ships event WW2IND certificate (jpg) Ships worked during the event:...(_30_)
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Best bands were:20 & 40 M..
CW on:.. 20 & 40 m (79 Q's)[4 shisps on CW]
AM on:.. none( 0 ships!) 0-Q 6m am sunday afternoon
Ships worked during the event:...( 29 )...4 on CW !
Visitors:...(123)to the Radio room exhibit in 3 days (see ehibit visitors link) for pix
Total contacts:.. 803 for 26 hours.

Radio Operators:...(17)+ NoOps Hams 4.= 21 total

1st name -Call.:
Dave N9KZJ, Ted KC9TRV, Matt W9CKX, Barb KB9BSV, Mel KJ9C,
Chuck W9IH, Rich WB9LPU, Tony KU9V, Mark W9MGB, Ed N9IZN, Bill WY9T,
Andy KC9SKV, Bob W9PSE, Steve W9SSE, Jo Kc9TTY, Bert KC9TQA.
Rhonda WS9H, Dennis K9JZZ, Gary NJ8BB, Brian W9IND,
Visiting Hams: See Visitor PIX

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 Pro3+PA
#2..Weast Horizontal Wire at 110ft AGL ...40 & 15m ...IC756 Pro2+PA
#3..Vertical traped hustler at 210ft....20m & 10m ...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) Visitors for each day are added to the end of the Pix for that day..

Friday   8pm-1AM_local time (CW night-79 Qs)(shortened)

Saturday   6am-7pm (shortened)

Sunday   7am-5pm Fair band conditions(shortened)


Thanks to those who helped make our (8th) Ships On the AIR EVENT successful:!!!
Ships event was started in 1990 by the USS Salem Cruiser Ham radio group; It was handed off to the
USS NewJersy Radio group in 2004.
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 2013

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

Under Construction! Last Update: 19 Nov 2013
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