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.

 PositionNameCall Term 
 PresidentAlan Tooley KF4EFI2017
 Vice PresidentEddie HallK4EDH 2017
 SecretaryGreg GawronWX8V2017
 TreasurerMarc Feld KG4FJR 2017
 BoardBob Bauer KC4HM 2017-2018
 BoardBill Shive, JrKC4ZMZ2017-2018
 BoardJim Vaughan K4TXK2016-2017 
 BoardTed Sims AI4LV 2016-2017 
 BoardRobert Smith KF4TYF 2016-2017 
 BoardBill Tooley K4QFE2016-2017
 Past PresidentDon Hoover WS4E