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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March 27, 2015


This week: ARRL's President, Directors, and Officers Educate and Advocate on Capitol Hill; ARRL Centennial Points Challenge & W1AW WAS Awards Application Window Now Open; Virginia Ham Test Session Yields Winners from Ages 9 to 90.

March 20, 2015


This week: The push is on to pass the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015; the ARRL Executive committee meets to take up several regulatory issues; an Amateur Radio antenna bill is signed into law in Colorado; little heard from the devastated island nation of Vanuatu; Amateur Radio is part of the upcoming National Hurricane Conference; Hamvention announces award winners; Bencher sells its product line to Vibroplex.

March 13, 2015


This week: The FCC Enforcement Bureau’s Field Resources is Poised to Shrink; ARRL’s new Legislative Issues Advocacy Fund Will Power Capitol Hill Educational Campaign; The ITU’s Smart Sustainable Development Model Report Praises Amateur Radio's Advantages

March 6, 2015


This week: The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 is Introduced in Congress; The Number of US Amateur Radio Licensees Hits An All-Time High; A North Dakota Amateur Marks his 80th Anniversary as an ARRL Member.

February 27, 2015


This week: ARRL Seeks Member Input on Draft HF Band Plan Proposals; There's a Place for You in the ARRL International DX Phone Contest!; German Radio Amateurs Breathe New Life into "Orphaned" Shortwave Channel

February 20, 2015


This week: ARRL Warns an Experimental Licensee to Avoid Interference to HF Ham Activity; The ARRL Foundation Announces Two New Scholarships; US Hams Encouraged to Hit the Water for the New US Islands "One-Day Getaway."