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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

License Testing (WCARS)

Amateur Radio License Testing Sessions in the Louisville area are held at two different locations.  The location where the testing is being done depends upon on the month and week. See below for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Effective June 1, 2023: Pre-registrations will be required for all future test sessions. Please call or email the contacts listed below to let them know you are coming to the test session. It isn't fair to the VE's (volunteers) to staff a session and no applicants show up. Late walk-ins will be accepted but check before you come to save an unnecessary trip.

Bring these items:

  • Testing fee ($10.00, exact change PLEASE)
  • Valid Government issued photo ID or student ID
  • An original copy AND photocopy (no copying facilities at the test site) of your HAM license and/or Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE)
  • FCC Registration Number (FRN). See the FCC Video at to learn how to obtain the FRN.

You must have these items with you! Tell your friends. Good luck.

Two testing locations are available:

Jeffersontown, KY Testing Location:

Masonic Lodge, 10411 Waterson Trail, Jeffersontown KY Google Map
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (502) (New number coming soon.)

  • Access is through the side door, midway on the side of the building. The lodge is a blue building across the street from the J'Town city hall, with a parking lot beside the Lodge.
  • Testing is held on the Second Friday of the even-numbered months: (February, April, June, August, October, December)
  • Testing begins around 5:30 PM. Registrations must be completed prior to 6:30 PM to finish testing by 7:30 PM.
  • Testing is also held on the Third Sunday of odd-numbered months: (January, March, May, July, November *)
  • Walk-in registration from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. After 3:00 PM by appointment.
*September testing is held at the Louisville Hamfest; the first Saturday after Labor Day. No testing in J’town.

Sellersburg, Indiana Testing Location:

American Legion, 412 N. New Albany Ave. Google Map
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (502) (New number coming soon.)

  • 10:00am Third Saturday of even-numbered months: February, April, June, August, October and December
  • Testing from 10:00am to 11:30am.


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