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.

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ARTS Meeting Location


Meetings

General Club Meetings are scheduled on the 2nd Friday of every month at 7:30 PM, and are held at the McMahon Fire Department at 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 McMahon Fire Department at 4318 Taylorsville Road.  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, 10 Meter, 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 Retiree Club Net Control Script. 

Download the Thursday Night Club Net Control Script.

Download the Thursday Night 2 Meter SSB Net Control Script.


NEW - The weekly 10 Meter SSB (USB) of the ARTS club is held every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. EDT / EST on 28.414 MHz.

Net Control Operator List
April 14 K4TXJ         Jim
April 21 K4TXJ         Jim
April 28 K4TXJ         Jim
May 5    K4TXJ         Jim

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 15 K4QFE        Bill
April 22 K4QFE        Bill
April 29 K4QFE        Bill
May 6    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 16 AB9HU        Emma
April 23 WX8V          Greg
April 30 KF4EFI        Alan
May 7     KD4RDG    Chris

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

Net Control Operator List
April 16 AB9HU        Emma
April 23 WX8V          Greg
April 30 KF4EFI        Alan
May 7     KD4RDG    Chris






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