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.

2014 Museum Veterans Day on the air. Review
November 9th
Ops time: (Sun 0900AM to 1300PM) Local time.

6th year _On the Air..& (30+ Exhibit visitors)included [one Brazil family] . plus (71 total Q's)
see logs sheets.Also worked NB9QV Sub in WI!.
Both stations were using new Laptops with N1MN log programs .
USS Indy Radio operated (2) ham stations from the USS Indy Memorial; Indiana War Memorial Museum location.
Station 1 -20m, SSB; Vertical antenna (210ft AGL)..&..IC756 Pro3 & PA @400 W.
Station 2- 40&15m SSB and East long wire antenna (110ft agl)...& ...IC756 Pro2+PA@400w

Special thanks to our Hams. :
Steve-W9SSE, Ted-KC9TRV,Ed-N9IZN,Dave-N9KZJ & Chuck-W9IH (5)
Thanks to our Greeters: Ted-kc9trv, Chuck-w9ih, Ed-n9izn & Dave-n9kzj(4)

Thanks to Barb-KB9BSV for QSL manager duties!
USS Indianapolis CA-35 operated only 2.5 hours on 40,15& 20 meters.

Special thanks to our sponsors and Hams.

Best band was: 20 M..(62 Q's)
Visitors:...(30+)to the Radio room exhibit during the spl Event (see ehibit visitors link) for pix
Visiting Hams: See Visitor PIX
Total contacts:.. 71 for 2.5 hours.

Radio Operators:...(4)+ NoOps Hams 1


PIX from op day:
Sunday   9Am-1PM_local time Ham2 on 40 Meters  

Sunday   9Am-1PM_local time (SSB-62 Qs) Ham-1 on 20 Meters  

Sunday   Exhibit (Brazil) Visitors & ED

Thanks to those who helped make our (6th) Veterans Day 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, & FireHouse Photo Labs.;


Submitted By;

Chuck Crist -W9IH


USS INDY OTA event.  Nov 2014

Under Construction! Last Update: 11 Nov 2014
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