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Starting in 2008 The current call sign is WW2IND. QSL policy… Include your QSL card & SASE ….

The USS Indianapolis (CA35) Amateur Radio Station welcomes anyone wishing to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of an association of persons commonly interested in World Museum Ships on the air event participation, other Ships/Associated On the Air (OTA) events and Amateur Radio.

The purpose of the USS Indianapolis Amateur Radio Station (WW2IND) Club; shall be to further the exchange of information and cooperation between all interested in these goals and to Promote: the World Museum Ships on the air event participation, continuing support of the USS Indianapolis Survivors association, the Indianapolis World War memorial, And the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) exhibits. We Conduct club/station programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of the USS Indianapolis Memorial via Amateur Radio in the Indianapolis Community.

CA-35 Museum ship operations are conducted from a building overlooking the U.S.S. Indianapolis Memorial, located on a canal in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The outdoor monument, which can be viewed anytime, was designated a National Memorial by an act of Congress in 1995. Starting in 2008 the remaining approximately 70 survivors will be returning each year to Indianapolis during JULY to honor & remember their shipmates.

(Note) W9IND served as the original special event callsign of the U.S.S. Indianapolis Memorial station during Museum Ships Weekend on July 15th, 2005 and June 9th, 2007. Thanks to Brian for use of his call to Put the old ship on the ham frequencies.

Sponsoring local groups: The Indianapolis Radio Club, Indiana radio league, RCA ARC and local area amateur radio operators.For more information, follow these links:

The WW2IND & W9IND Museum Ships Weekend operations: http://www.indyradioclub.org/ussindy.htm

The U.S.S. Indianapolis Memorial: http://www.ussindianapolis.org/monument.htm

The tragic story of the U.S.S. Indianapolis: http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-i/ca35.htm

Museum Ships Weekend: http://users.tellurian.com/freddie/nj2bb/ship-event.html

Dated: 01 FEB 2008 Submitted By C.W. Crist - W9IH

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