USS INDIANAPOLIS - CA-35  (memorial)

WW2IND Amateur 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.

2016 Museum Ships on the air.
June 4th & 5th
Event Ops time: June 4th-0000Z (Fri eve 8PM)to June 5th-2359Z (sun eve 8PM) 48 hours.

(107) ships registered to participate in 2016! ...(last date: 06 Jun 16)
USS Indianapolis CA-35 operated only 20 hours
on 40, 20 meters AM & SSB, for the event.


 2016 Museum Ships Event; WW2IND Review

 11th year _On the Air..(107 Ships)


USS Indy Radio operated (2) ham stations from the USS Indy Memorial; Indiana War Memorial Museum location.
Station 1 -40m, AM & SSB; East & West long wire antennas @ 110 ft,250-450 watts
Station 2- 20m SSB and Vertical Traped antenna @ 210 ft,450 watts

Special thanks to our sponsors and Local Indy Hams.

Thanks to Barb-KB9BSV for QSL manager duties!


  2016 Ships event Ops certificate (jpg)
  2015 Ships event WW2IND certificate (jpg) Ships worked during the event:...(_ 24 claimed/ 34 allowed? _)

Best bands were: 20m & 40m. ( 670 Q's)
AM on:.. 40m (sat. afternoon (1 Q's)
Ships worked during the event:...( 24 )...0 on CW !
Visitors:...(62+)to the Radio room exhibit in 2 days (see ehibit visitors link) for pix
Total contacts:.. 670 for 20 hours.

Radio Operators:...( 11 )+ (2)visiting NoOps Hams .= 13 total hams.

    1st name -Call.:
(Sat & Sun )(13)
(SSB ted-KC9TRV,dave-N9KZJ,ed-N9IZN,steve-W9SSE,mike-WA9FDO, mauri-N9YIL,
blake-KE0BUD,ron c.-WB9DKL,[new2group]; tony-KU9V,chuck-W9IH, & BARB-KC9BSV (QSL's)
Total Ham Operators...11
Visiting Hams: See Visitor PIX for darrell-kc9cnd,ed-kd9cdr,

2016 operators Sked used! Click here for Actual. Ops times..


Misc.:WX issues on Friday eve & Sat Afternoon, sunday was clear wx!

Antennas... Permanetly mounted on the memorial.& Bands operated on>>
#1..East Horizontal Wire at 110ft AGL ...40 ... IC756 Pro3+PA-al80b
#2..Vertical traped hustler at 210ft ... 20m & 15m ...IC756 Pro3+PA-mfj600
All stations were using N1NM logging + we used internet(spotting)


PIX from ops days:2016

PIX are divided into the 2 areas one for each day of operation.(Sat-Sun) Visitors for each day are added to the end of the Pix for that day..

Saturday   7am_-5pm local time (ssb total(670 ) Qs)..(24?)ships( wx issues)

IP&L Gang on 20m station

Sunday   7am-5pm (10hrs((24? ships )& 670 q's)

20m & Blake-ke0bud; Mauri-n9yil & Ron-wb9dkl (1st time with ww2ind)

Mike & Vintage (40m-AM Ops)
  wa9fdo-Mike & Vintage
<--(TCK & RBC Gear)
  WW2 250 watt radio

Some of Visitors

   to Visitor page
Friday eve.   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)& IP&L Hams.
& FireHouse Photo Labs.;


Thanks to those who helped make our (11th) 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 2016

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

Under Construction! Last Update: 07 Jun 2016
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