Welcome

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.

   The Amateur Radio Transmitting Society of Louisville will again be offering motor coach bus service to-and-from the Dayton Hamvention in May 2016.

28 of 36 Seats have been purchased as of April 15, 2016. Seats are $30 till April 21st, after April 21st, cost will be $40 per seat.

Up Coming 2016 Events

May 7 - Farmington Parking, Chris Demarsh is looking for Volunteers 0700 - 1200 hrs.

May 13 - ARTS Club Meeting  Fairdale Firehouse # 2, Bring a chair please, discuss Field Day and K4QFE will present "How to Build Dummy Load with Power Meter" & ""How to Build -40db tap to attach to your Oscilloscope"

May 21 - Bus ride to Dayton Hamvention

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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Meetings

General Club Meetings are scheduled on the 2nd Friday of every month at 7:30 PM, and are held at the Fairdale Fire Department Station #2 at 7940 3rd Street 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 
Fairdale Fire Department Station #2 at 7940 3rd Street 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

Apr 13     K4QFE        Bill 

Apr 20     K4QFE        Bill  

Apr 27     K4QFE        Bill 

May 5       K4QFE        Bill   

May 11     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

Apr 14     WX8V         Greg  

Apr 21      KM4IX        Linda          

Apr 28      KC4ZMZ     Bill       

May 5        AI4LV          Ted

May 12      KF4EFI       Alan       

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

Apr 14     WX8V         Greg  

Apr 21      KM4IX        Linda          

Apr 28      KC4ZMZ     Bill       

May 5        WX8V        Greg

May 12      KF4EFI       Alan    

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