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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October 17, 2014


In this week's report: ARRL's Executive Committee Adopts a Mobile Amateur Radio Operation Policy; Ham Radio Ready to Respond to Two Major Ocean Storms; A Young Ham is Recognized for developing a Navigation Aid for the Visually Impaired.

October 10, 2014


This week: ARRL Investigating Web Server Breach; A Radio Amateur is Among Nobel Prize in Chemistry Winners; Scouting's 57th Jamboree On The Air Takes Place October 18-19

October 3, 2014


This week: ARRL Again Asks the FCC to make the Amateur Service the Primary user on 2300-2305 MHz; The ARRL Foundation Invites Scholarship Applications for the 2015-16 Academic Year; Actor Tim Allen Gets His Ham Ticket For Real

September 26, 2014


This week: The List of "Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014" Co-Sponsors Swells Before Congressional Recess; ARRL Deploying Ham Aid Kits to Hawaii to Assist in Possible Lava Flow Response ; Team USA Takes Home a Silver Medal from the Amateur Radio Direction Finding World Championships