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.

2014 Museum Ships on the air.
June 7th & 8th
Ops time: June 1st-0000Z (Fri eve 8PM)to June 2nd-2359Z (sun eve 8PM) 48 hours.

(104) ships registered to participate in 2014! ...(last date: 08Jun14)
USS Indianapolis CA-35 operated only 20 hours
on 40, 20 & 17 meters CW & SSB, plus 40, Am on Sat,07 June.


2014 Museum Ships Event; WW2IND Review

 9th year _On the Air..(104 Ships)


USS Indy Radio operated (3) ham stations from the USS Indy Memorial; Indiana War Memorial Museum location.
Station 1 -40m, & 15m CW & SSB; East long wire antenna
Station 2- 20m & 10m CW & SSB and Vertical Traped antenna
Station 3- 80m & 17m (cw/ssb).West long wire antenna
Station 4- 40m AM & CW West long wire antenna (shared w/station-3)

Special thanks to our sponsors and Local Indy Hams.

Thanks to Barb-KB9BSV for QSL manager duties!

Special thanks especially to the Indy Salvation Army group for & coffee in the AM !!! Great ..


  2014 Ships event Ops certificate (jpg)
  2014 Ships event WW2IND certificate (jpg) Ships worked during the event:...(_30_)
  USS New Jersey 2014 top Operator list (jpg)

Best bands were: 17m,20m & 40m. ( Q's)
CW on:.. 17m,20m & 40m (fri. nite(00-0400z) (74 Q's)[ 7 ships on CW]
AM on:.. ( 0 ships!) ( 0 ) 6m am June 7th
Ships worked during the event:...( 30 )...7 on CW !
Visitors:...(200+)to the Radio room exhibit in 2 days (see ehibit visitors link) for pix
Total contacts:.. 415 for 20 hours.

Radio Operators:...( 17 )+ NoOps Hams 0.= 17 total

1st name -Call.:
(SATURDAY)(8-4agn=4new)[SSB & AM]
Total Ham Operators...17
Visiting Hams: See Visitor PIX

2014 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 ...40 & 15m ... IC756 Pro3+PA-al80b
#2..Vertical traped hustler at 210ft ... 20m & 10m ...IC756 Pro3+PA-mfj600
#3..West Horizontal Wire at 110ft AGL.... 80m & 17m...IC756 Pro2+PA-AL80b
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-midnite_- time (CW night-( 100) Qs)(7)ships(shortened)

Saturday   6am-6pm (12hrs(21 ships ))

Mike & Vintage (40m-AM Ops)
  Bill-Dave & Mike & Vintage
<--(TCK & RBM Gear)

Some of Visitors    to Visitor page

Sunday   No Ops!

USS INDY OTA Sponsors: Indiana War Memorials Museum;
IWM,USS Indy Radio Exhibit Hams, Salvation Army (Indy "EDS")

Prime Distribution Services, MAI Prime Parts; Indianapolis Radio Club,
(RCA)&,IRL Hams.
& FireHouse Photo Labs.;


Thanks to those who helped make our (9th) 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.


Submitted By;

Chuck Crist -W9IH


USS INDY OTA event. June 2014

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

Under Construction! Last Update: 12 Nov 2014
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