ARTS Newsflash

W4CN 147.180 Repeater: UP        WIRES-X Room (CQ-Louisville 21014): UP
WIRES-X Link/Node for 147.180: UP    
CQ-Lou YSF Reflector (42274): UP
EchoLink: Analog FM (W4CN-R 425970): UP
EchoLink: Digital C4FM CQ-Lou Room (KE4JVM-R 634824): UP

  1. If you are viewing on your phone:  This site is best viewed holding your phone in landscape mode. (Rotate phone for wider screen.)
  2. Next Club Meeting - Thursday, July 11th, 7:30 p.m. at Jeffersontown Fire Station 2, located at 4318 Taylorsville Rd. 40220.
  3. June Events:  Lewis and Clark Trail on the Air!  AND  Summer Field Day Weekend!
  4. Local HAM License Testing, click HERE.
  5. Weekly ARTS On The Air - Nets:  Click HERE for information on our club sponsored on the air nets.
  6. HAM Equipment FOR SALE: Click HERE.
  7. 2024 Membership Dues for current members:  To pay, log into this site and select Pay Dues on the User Menu.

If you are interested in becoming a member, read the article on our Home page with heading: Amateur Radio Transmitting Society (ARTS).  You may also click HERE to complete a membership application.

ARTS Slide's

Setting Up Tower with Yagi Antenna
ARTS Club Summer Field Day
Antenna Build and Fox Hunt
Antenna Build and Fox Hunt
Island Expedition Station
ARTS Club Embry Island Expedition, QSO Party - US Islands Awards Program (1st Place 2016 & 2nd Place 2020)
Antenna Build and Fox Hunt
Antenna Build and Fox Hunt
Antenna Build and Fox Hunt
Antenna Build and Fox Hunt

WINTERHEAT 2024 is underway for the entire month of January. 
Same frequencies and setup as previous years. If you registered last year, then just log in. 50.350 FM has been added.

The defacto "calling" frequency is 147.57 FM. 

Are you aware of the Winterheat Simplex event?  This runs the entire month of January.  Please see the website below for all the frequencies and to sign up for your logging account.  All logging is done on their site.  Good fun event and fascinating to experience V/U local propagation.

WINTERHEAT is a month long amateur radio simplex event.
The goal and purpose is for amateur radio operators to make as many contacts as possible over a month long period of time using only designated simplex frequencies. Contacts may be repeated with the same station(s) each day of Janurary for credit.

To see where everyone is located check out the PARTICIPANT MAP. The greater Louisville area (about 6 counties in KY/IN) has many participants.  

The event has been annual since 2020. Last year participants made nearly 50,000 contacts. The event is open to all FCC licensed amateur radio operators.

All contacts shall be voice and are either analog or digital (FM, C4FM Fusion, D-STAR, DMR), and from 6 meters through 33cm (50, 145, 223, 446, 927 mhz). There are 14 prescribed frequencies and the 4 modes.  

~6:30 pm nightly is a popular time to meet, as the many local op's complete their exchanges for the day, then at 7 pm (0000z) start all over again to cover the next day.

Please visit

Paul, N9PMI
(revised by WX8V Jan 2024)


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