Welcome

McMahan Fire Department, 4318 Taylorsville Road

The Amateur Radio Transmitting Society is Louisville’s oldest ham radio club, founded in 1927.

ARTS is not a “Contest Club” a “Repeater Club” or a “DX Club”. We are not a special interest Club at all. We do, however, invite amateurs strongly interested in the different aspects of Ham Radio to join ARTS and promote their special interests. We welcome all amateurs from the newest technician to the most seasoned extra class. We encourage membership in ARRL, ARES, and RACES, and acknowledge the amateur radio operator’s responsibility to the public by providing emergency communications, encouraging members to improve their communication and technical skills, and by fostering international good will.

Some of our activities include providing communications for local public service events, participating in the ARRL’s annual Field Day on the 4th full weekend in June, and holding monthly meetings with informative and interesting topics.  See the Club Events page and Club Calendar to learn what events the club currently has planned.

   Up Coming 2016 Events

June 10 - ARTS Club Meeting 4318 Taylorsville Road, Discuss and Prepare for Field Day

June 24 & 25 - Field Day - Jefferson Memorial Forest or Fairdale Fire House # 2

July 8 - ARTS Club Meeting 4318 Taylorsville Road, 

August 12 - ARTS Club Meeting 4318 Taylorsville Road, Discuss and Prepare for U.S. Island Contest

August 12 - U.S. Islands Contest

September 9 - ARTS Club Meeting 4318 Taylorsville Road

September 10 - Greater Louisville Ham-Fest


National Parks on the Air Update

ARRL's National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) event will take center stage at Dayton Hamvention® May 20-22. NPOTA co-managers Sean Kutzko, KX9X, and Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, will be on hand to answer your NPOTA questions, host a forum on the event, and help guide you through your activation plans. As part of the NPOTA presence at Dayton, ARRL is looking for high-quality videos or photographs of your NPOTA activities. Video should be no more than 3 minutes in length and highlight both ham radio and the NPS unit itself. You should also have the rights to any background music included in a submitted video. Help us tell the NPOTA story by sharing yours. E-mail npota@arrl.org for more information.

Details about these and other upcoming activations can be found on the NPOTA Activations calendar.





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McMahan Fire Department, 4318 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY


Meetings

General Club Meetings are scheduled on the 2nd Friday of every month at 7:30 PM, and are held at the McMahan Fire Department, 4318 Taylorsville Road in Louisville, KY.  All are welcome to attend, you do not have to be a member to come to an ARTS meeting. Every regular meeting includes an interesting program and free refreshments.

Board of Directors meetings are scheduled on the 2nd Friday of every month at 6:30PM at the 
McMahan Fire Department, 4318 Taylorsville Road in Louisville, KY.  Anyone may attend the board meeting and all members are encouraged to give the board a hand in the direction of our club.

ARTS Club Sponsored Weekly Nets

There are several weekly ARTS Club nets we sponsor,  2 Meter Retiree, 2 Meter Club and a 2 Meter SSB. The purpose of these nets is primarily for amateurs to get to know one another better and by providing a forum for the exchange of information. These nets are open to all amateurs; you DO NOT have to be a member to check in. 


Download the Wednesday 2 Meter Retiree Club Net Control Script. 

Download the Thursday Night Club Net Control Script.

Download the Thursday Night 2 Meter SSB Net Control Script.


The weekly Retiree Net of the ARTS club is held every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. EDT / EST on our W4CN Club Repeater; 147.180 MHz + 600 KHz offset PL 79.7.

Net Control Operator List

May  18   K4QFE        Bill 

May  25   K4QFE        Bill  

June  2     K4QFE        Bill 

June  9     K4QFE        Bill   

The weekly Club Net of the ARTS club is held every Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. EDT / EST on our W4CN Club Repeater; 147.180 MHz + 600 KHz offset PL 79.7.

Net Control Operator List

May 19     KF4EFI      Alan  

May 26     WX8V        Greg            

June  2     KM4IX        Linda       

June 9      KG4FJR      Marc

The weekly 2 Meter SSB (USB) net of the ARTS club is held every Thursday night at 9:05 p.m. EDT / EST on 144.205 MHz USB.

Net Control Operator List

May 19     KF4EFI      Alan  

May 26     WX8V        Greg            

June  2     KM4IX        Linda       

June 9      KC4ZMZ    Bill   

Weekly Check Ins Data Collection Form

Amateur License Testing

Amateur Radio License testing is available one or more weeks each month the Louisville, Ky area at multiple locations.  Check the License Testing page for dates, times and locations.
 
 

ARTS Club Calendar