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. About 28 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.

2010 USS Indianapolis Survivors remembered! on the air.
July 29-31 & Aug. 1st

Ops time: July 29 ,30 & 31 1700-2300Z (thur,fri & sat).  WW2IND/BB58

And Ops time: August 1st 1700-2300Z (Sunday).after the Memorial service on the Canal   WW2IND only


 2010 Review




PIX from ops days:

PIX are divided into the 4 areas one for each day of operation.(Thur-fri-Sat-Sun)

  Noon- 6pm (BB-58 dedication & WW2IND/bb58 OTA ops)
 *Indy Visitors .!  *Indy Exhibit Visitor & Dave .!  *Fl Visitors_Morrison's .!  *Mike & Dave with Dono key .!  *Mike & Chuck with dono CW Keys .!
 *CA35 Survivor  >_George Horvath & Son-John .!  *Southside-Indy Visitors .!  *BoB with Visitors .!
  Noon- 6pm (Survivors visit & WW2IND/bb58 OTA ops)
Radio pix :  *Jermey @ Ham 2 station .!  *Jupiter & Mic Dono .!  *Matt & Dave @ Ham 1_20m station .!  *Jermey's friend @ WWII radio bench.!
Plus Visitor Pix *IN & Japan Visitors .!  *Chet & Wilma_Plnfd,IN .!  *GWHS Grad & Grandchildren Visitors .!  *IN & France friend_visitors .!
 *CA35 Survivor   >_Kenley Lanter CA-35/S1-SM & Wife & Exhibit Hams.!    *Future Operators .!
  Noon- 6pm (Exhibit & WW2IND/bb58 OTA ops)
Radio pix :  *Jupiter & Mic Dono .!  *Dave giving an HF DEMO .!  *Ham Station 20m_Jupiter: 2010 .!
Plus Visitor Pix *VA. Mil._ Visitors .!  *TX Radioman .!  *Radiomates .!  *US Army WO Grad class 2010 .!  *Detroit MI Visitrs .!
 *CA35 Survivor   >_George Laws CA-35/S1 & Son .!  WWII Veteran Army   >_Leonard LeBeau & Son- LAF IN .!
 *Eds- LOU & Indy Visitrs.!  *Exhibit had lots of visitors.!  *Ill. Visitors .!  *ISU Germany Student visit .!
9AM-CA35 Memorial On the Canal
Canal Memorial Pix:
 *CA35 Survivor   >_Donald Beaty... CA-35/S1 .!  *CA35 Monument builder!   >_J.C. Beasley, Built CA-35 Monument 1995 .!
 *CA35 crowd (wide view) .!  *CA35 eastview .!  *CA35 & City .!  *On Canal Banks .!

Indiana War Memorial Visitor Pix:
 *CA35 Survivor   >_Ed Harrell CA-35/USMC & Ed .! *Ed & Family.!
Noon- 6pm (WW2IND only) OTA ops)
Radio pix :
 *Visiting Ham Op Rich-WA9CTI .!  *Rich at RBC recvr position .!  *Wana-be-Hams: 2010 .!


IWM_Amateur Radio Station:
Antennas... Permanetly mounted on the museum.
#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....40-& 10m
All stations ran Ten-TEC Jupiter radios < running 100 watts

Thanks to those who helped make our 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.  2010

Under Construction!Last Update: 02 AUG 2010
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