ARRL Audio News

About ARRL Audio News

ARRL Audio News is a summary of the week’s top news stories in the world of Amateur Radio, hosted by Sean Kutzko, KX9X. Compiled from the ARRL Letter, ARRL Audio News condenses the major Amateur Radio news highlights of the week into a fifteen-minute audio report. Enjoy ARRL Audio News anywhere: on your smart phone or tablet, your local repeater, or stream it on the go!

Audio News Format

Each edition of ARRL Audio News runs about 15 minutes. For those airing ARRL Audio News on repeaters, listen for the letter "K" sent in Morse code every three minutes or so; that signals a five second pause in the audio. We provide these breaks to give you a moment to prevent your repeater from timing out or insert a repeater ID.

Subscribing to ARRL Audio News

 The ARRL Audio News is available via RSS feed and also via iTunes. Search for "ARRL Audio News" using your favorite podcast app.

Want to be featured on ARRL Audio News?

ARRL Members are invited to send us an MP3 using this script: "I'm ARRL member [your name and call sign] from [your city and state or country], and you're listening to ARRL Audio News." Please follow the script exactly, and keep your recording under ten seconds long. If your recording is clearly understandable, we'll consider it for possible use during the program! 

Does your repeater air ARRL Audio News?

Let us know the call of the repeater, the city and state it is based in and serves, frequency, and the day and time you air Audio News. We'll add it to our list of repeaters and might even recognize your repeater in a broadcast! 


ARRL Audio News is posted every Friday afternoon, except holidays.


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May 22, 2015


This week: Another Dayton Hamvention is in the logbook; Amateur Radio operations in Nepal suspended again; ARRL Section Manager elections; National Hurricane Center station WX4NHC to conduct annual station test.

May 8, 2015


This week: Amateur Radio Continues to Provide Reliable Post-Quake Communication in Nepal; Nominations are Due by May 22 for the 2015 ARRL Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award; Efforts are underway to make The Northern Territories less rare during the ARRL Sweepstakes contests.

May 1, 2015


This week: Nepal Grants Operating Permission to Visiting Hams, as Earthquake Recovery Continues; House Committee Asks FCC for Documents Related to Proposed Field Office Closures; AMSAT says an Amateur Radio Payload Could Share Space on Geosynchronous Satellite.

April 24, 2015


This week: Amateur Radio Heads into WRC-15 "With Every Possibility of Success"; "Ham Aid" HF Gear Arrives in Micronesia in Wake of Tropical Cyclone; IEEE’s 2015 International Microwave Symposium Includes an Amateur Radio Presence

April 17, 2015


This week: ARRL and US House Members Coming Through to Support H.R. 1301; Amateur Radio Weather Spotters Help Track Deadly Tornadoes in North-Central Illinois; "Thinking Day" Activity Gets Girl Scouts Thinking About Ham Radio