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.

       Winter Field Day 2016

The Amateur Radio Transmitting Society will be setting up for WFD at the Fairdale Firehouse #2 at 7940 3rd Street Road, Louisville, KY 40214. All are welcomed to visit or help work one of the event stations. We will be using the W4CN call sign for the event. There will be 3 stations, CW for all bands, PH for 10M/20M and Phone for 40M.

Setup is starts at 0800 hrs. Saturday, January 30th, contest runs from 1200 hrs. Saturday to 1200 hrs. Sunday January 31st. Take down starts right after.

Our classification will be Multi Indoor



2016 Club Election results can be found under the About Us link above

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

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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 Monday Night 6 Meter SSB Net Control Script.

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

Jan 13     K4QFE        Bill 

Jan 20     K4QFE        Bill  

Jan 27     K4QFE        Bill 

Feb 3       K4QFE        Bill   

Feb 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

Jan 14     WX8V          Greg  

Jan 21     KC4ZMZ      Bill          

Jan 28     KK4ZDZ       Matt        

Feb 4      KF4EFI       Alan        

Feb 11    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
Jan 14     WX8V          Greg 

Jan 21     KC4ZMZ      Bill      

Jan 28     KC4ZMZ      Bill      

Feb 4      KF4EFI       Alan       

Feb 11    KF4EFI         Alan

The weekly 6 Meter SSB (USB) net of the ARTS club is held every Monday night at 8:00 p.m. EDT / EST on 50.200 MHz USB.

Jan 11      K4TXJ          Jim
Jan 18      K4TXJ          Jim
Jan 25      K4TXJ          Jim
Feb 1       K4TXJ          Jim     

Feb 8       K4TXJ          Jim

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