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.

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 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!


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


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September 19, 2014


In this week's report: ARRL Simulated Emergency Test is Scheduled for October 4-5; A Moon-Bound Ham Radio Payload Will Transmit Earthly Messages from Space; A Colorado ARES Team Wins an Honorable Mention in Citizen Corps Awards.

September 12, 2014


In this week's report:"Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014" Co-Sponsor List Swells to 32; The Keynote Centennial Convention Speech of FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, KK4INZ, is now Available on YouTube; FCC Enforcement Bureau Warns Two Hams for Failure to Identify Properly

September 5, 2014


In this week's report: • New Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Fee Set at $21.40; Next "Red Badge Day" on September 21 is a Chance to Rack Up Serious Centennial QSO Party Points; Amateur Radio Transponder Will Accompany Japanese Asteroid Mission into Deep Space

Augst 29, 2014


In this week's report: A Major ARRL Second Century Campaign Gift Will Support A New DX Log Archive; U.S. Transmissions on 630 Meters are heard in Australia; Summits On The Air (SOTA) Activity Weekend is September 13-14.