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 2017 Events

201A.R.T.S. Dayton Bus Trip

 for May 20, 2017 HAMVention.

 Hamvention’s new home at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center.


The Club has rented a handicap accessible 55 passenger bus this year, it is being set up to for 50 seats and 3 wheelchair accessible passengers.  

The cost is $37.00 via PayPal or $35.00 by Check/Cash paid to the Club. 

Go to the Dayton Bus Trip Page for more information and to pay via paypal. 

PayPal link is working, but if you wish to pay using an alternative method, then provide payment directly to the Treasurer by mailing it to PO Box 7391, Louisville, KY 40257, or you can bring it to the next regular meeting. 


28 seats have been sold as of April 20th, 2017. 

 All are welcomed to come join the fun.






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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

April 19     K4QFE        Bill   

April 26     K4QFE        Bill   

May 3       K4QFE        Bill  

May 10     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

April 20     AI4LV        Ted

April 27    KF4TF        Robert 

May 4       WX8V        Greg

May 11      W4DFR    Dave    


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

 April 20     KF4EFI          Alan

April 27      KF4TYF        Robert 

May 4        KC4ZMZ        Bill

May 11      KF4TYF         Robert       

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