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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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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August 22, 2014


In this week's report: A Webinar Helps to Build Ham Community Cohesion, Momentum for H.R. 4969; The 2014 Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Conference is a success; First Joint Tribal Emergency Management Conference Held.

August 15, 2014


In this week's report: ARRL Teachers Institutes Chalk Up Another Successful Summer; A Radio Amateur has been Named to FEMA's National Advisory Council; W1AW Centennial Operations Head to the Pacific in October and November.

August 8, 2014


In this week's report: The ARRL Board of Directors meets after the Centennial Convention; Early Efforts on Behalf of "The Amateur Radio Parity Act" H.R. 4969 are Bearing Fruit; Amateurs Activate in Response to New England Storms and California Wildfires.

July 25, 2014


ARRL National Centennial Convention Coverage Special, including ARRL/FEMA Memorandum of Agreement and HR4969 grassroots campaign update.