About Us

The Amateur Radio Transmitting Society is Louisville’s oldest ham radio club, founded in Nov 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 events such as the Derby Breakfast at Farmington held every year on the first Saturday in May (Derby day) and the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure bike ride, also in May.

We participate in the ARRL’s annual Field Day on the 4th full weekend in June and we set up a booth at the Greater Louisville Hamfest held every September. In November we host the annual Old Timer’s Dinner and in December we have a White Elephant gift exchange.

All this in addition to our regular monthly meetings which always include an informative and entertaining program.

 The Amateur Radio Transmitting Society has been affiliated with the American Radio Relay League since Feb 1st 1935 and is an ARRL Special Service Club. A.R.T.S. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Officers and Board of Directors

 PositionNameCall Term 
 PresidentAlan Tooley KF4EFI2018
 Vice PresidentEddie HallK4EDH 2018
 SecretaryGreg GawronWX8V2018
 TreasurerMarc Feld KG4FJR 2018
 BoardBob Bauer KC4HM 2017-2018
 BoardBill Shive, JrKC4ZMZ2017-2018
 BoardJim Vaughan K4TXJ2018-2019 
 BoardTed Sims AI4LV 2018-2019
 BoardRobert Smith KF4TYF 2018-2019
 BoardBill Tooley K4QFE2018-2019
 Past PresidentDon Hoover WS4E 



McMahan Fire Department, 4318 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY

 First Time Visitors Park out back and use the side door

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..

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.

Club Services 

Public Events

The Amateur Radio Transmitting Society has skilled radio operators, many with professional communications backgrounds and equipment available to meet your needs. For many years we have been providing communications for such local events as walks, runs and bike rides. Our services are totally free of charge, ARTS uses the events as an opportunity to practice our communications skills and enjoy our hobby. The Amateur Radio Transmitting Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, it’s members and equipment are covered by a $1,000,000 liability insurance policy.

Please contact us at least 3 months before your planned event date to insure we have enough time to assemble volunteers and other necessary resources.

Email Club President Alan Tooley  to request ARTS assistance with your event.


Radio-Frequency Interference (RFI)

Are you having RFI problems? Strange noises or voices coming from your stereo, phone, TV or computer speakers? Or are you getting odd interference over your ham or commercial radio equipment? We might be able to help find the source. Email us with your issue.