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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July 31, 2015


This Week: The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 Gains Momentum as the Cosponsor List Tops 90; FCC Sustains $22,000 Fine for Egregious On-Air Behavior; Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Fee to Disappear in September

July 24, 2015


This Week: A Rundown of the ARRL Board's Major Actions at the July 2015 Meeting; The FCC Announces Updated Enforcement Bureau Field offices Reorganization Plan; A Party Balloon Carrying a Ham Radio Payload Circles Southern Hemisphere for a Second Time.

July 17, 2015


This week: ARRLs President says Politicians are Listening to Members who Contact Them About the Amateur Radio Parity Act; ARRL’s Board of Directors Meets in Connecticut the weekend of July 17; Attendance at the Dayton Hamvention is Trending Upward

July 10,2015


This week: Amateur Radio Becomes Primary on 1900-2000 kHz on August 6; ARRL receives major donations of homebrew equipment and art; UK Government Holds Up Export of Early Amateur Radio-Related TV Archive.