ARRL Audio News

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April 29, 2016


This week: "Discover the HF Experience" at Hamvention's ARRL EXPO; ARRL & ARISS Representatives Attend 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival in DC; Young Ham Wins First-Place Science Fair Trophy with Mag Loop Antenna Entry

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 every Friday afternoon (except holidays), 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!

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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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Does your repeater air ARRL Audio News? These repeaters do!

State County Group/Club Name Repeater Day Aired Time Aired Freq 1 Freq 2
AL Lamar West Alabama Amateur Radio Club KC4UG Sunday 8:30pm 145.430  
CA Los Angeles Catalina Amateur Repeater Association AA6DP Monday 7:10pm 147.090 224.420
CA Santa Clara Loma Pioneer Repeater Club WR6ABD Friday 07:45pm 146.640  
CA San Diego San Diego Sixshooters KG6TDP Friday 08:30pm 53.580  
CA Los Angeles Tri-County Amateur Radio Association K6AGF Sunday 7:15pm 145.440 449.880
CA Los Angeles Western Amateur Linking Association WA6LA Monday 7:30pm 145.380 IRLP 9350
FL Wakulla SPARC - Sportsmans Paradise ARC K4WAK Friday 4:30pm 145.450  
IL Champaign Twin Cities Amateur Radio Club K9CU Thursday 9:15pm 146.760  
IN Allen Fort Wayne Radio Club W9TE Wednesday 9:15pm 146.940  
MI Washtenaw Southern Michigan Repeater Network W8SRC Saturday 08:30pm 446.150  
MO St. Charles Gateway 160 Meter Radio Newsletter WA0RCR Saturday 10:00pm 1860 KHz  
NJ Burlington WA2EHL Repeater Group WA2EHL Friday 7:00pm 447.675  
NM Bernallio Amateur Radio Caravan Club W5CSY Saturday 9:00pm 145.330  
NY Kings Kings County Radio Club KC2RC Tuesday 9:30pm 146.730  
OH Lake Lake County Amateur Radio Association N8BC Thursday 7:45pm 147.210  



April 22, 2016


In this week's report: The new ARRL CEO reports to work; the results of the US Amateur Radio Direction Finding championships are now in the record books; ham celebrate International Marconi Day; amateurs earn praise for participation in a Washington National Guard exercise; hams in Ecuador assist with communications after a devastating earthquake; National Parks on The Air activity soars.

April 15, 2016


This week: ARRL Youth Rally Will Be a Highlight of ARRL's Hamvention 2016 Activities; The ARRL VHF Contest Revitalization Committee Calls for Comments on a new Proposed UHF and Up Event; Countdown to Jamboree on the Air Under Way

April 8, 2016


This week: ARRL MF Experiment Coordinator Sees Ongoing Research Role After Hams Gain 472-479 kHz; A New "ARRL The Doctor is In" Audio Podcast Episode is Now Available; Hurricane Watch Net Seeks Net Control Operators