USS INDIANAPOLIS - CA-35 (memorial)
WW2IND Amateur radio station
2008 Museum Ships
on the air.
June 6th, 7th & 8th
Ops time: June 06th-0000Z (Fri eve 8PM)to June 8th-2359Z (sun eve 8PM) 48 hours.
2008 Museum Ships Event; WW2IND Review
Overview: Rain impaired planned operation times and general operation band conditions.
Installation during the rain caused delays in getting the 20m-phone station up to full power.
40m station did manage 8 hours ops while the 20m station only 6 hours time..
Special thanks to our sponsors and Hams that found rain gear; allowing them to show and help.
Thanks to Barb-KB9BSV for the drinks & food …!!! Good .
Weather: Very Heavy rain & Lightning during setup & 1st 4 & 1/2 hours of the scheduled operation times.
Contacts: 300 total combined CW-14
Ships worked_ 11
Number: 12 (ops) & 4 (visitors)
Calls.: Mel-KJ9C, Bill-WY9T, Larry-KB9IKY, Brett-K9NBR, Mike-KE9YA, Ron-WB9DKL,
Ed-N9IZN, Dave-N9KZJ, Chuck-W9IH, Barry-KW9DX, Jim-K9RU, Mike-W9SU,
Visitors: Barb-KB9BSV, Mike-KC9DSI.
Wall Banner displayed on wall has radio rooms from other Cruiser ships; there are no USS Indy Radio room PIX available.
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 60 survivors attend the 5 day long reunion; which ends with a ceremony at the
CA-35 memorial site and lots of family, friends and military personnel joined in; saying thanks for the freedom the old ship and crew
provided through their service.
Chuck Crist -W9IH
USS INDY OTA event. June 2008