ARTS Newsflash

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  • ARTS POTA (Parks on The Air) EVENT - SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH, 9:00 A.M. - EP TOM SAWYER PARK.  Shelter 3 off of Lakeland Rd.
  • Next Club Meeting - Thursday, May 9th, 7:30 p.m. at Jeffersontown Fire Station 2, located at 4318 Taylorsville Rd. 40220.
  • 2024 Membership Dues.  To pay, log into this site and select Pay Dues on the User Menu.

  • Local HAM License Testing, click HERE.

  • ARTS On The Air - Nets:  Click HERE for information on our club sponsored on the air nets.

  • HAM Equipment FOR SALE: Click HERE.

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
On Nov 5, 2022 ARTS held our first club POTA activation operating under the W4CN club call sign.  Several of us made the trek up to K-4191 Clark State Forest in Henryville, IN.  We braved some adverse conditions which in hind sight, were in the spirit of portable operating and prepardness.  

The event was attended by my self N9PMI, Don (K2KFE), Mike (AG4EP), Greg (WX8V), Keith (KO4SWB) and Scott (K3SDM).  While up at the park, we battled with 40+ mph winds and spitting rain.  We had no major issues other than my tripod holding my EFHW toppled over.  That was solved by adding some counter weigh.  While there we operated on multiple bands and multiple modes including SSB, FT8 and CW.  We made 184 contacts and of that 24 were Park 2 Parks.  A good day in the activating world considering weather conditions.

ARTS is planning on making club activations a regular monthly even happening on the 3rd Saturday of every month.  We will post information to the club mailing list and the website.  

This link will let you download a copy of the slide show from my presentation at the 11-10-22 ARTS General meeting.  In there is good information on Parks on the Air (POTA)  You may also go to

Thanks to all of you who make this a success.

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