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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January 30, 2015


This week: ARES, SKYWARN Volunteers Go On Alert for Massive East Coast Winter Storm; New Legislative Issues Advocacy Fund Gets Initial Boost from Hudson Division; March Issue of The American Legion Magazine to Feature Amateur Radio

January 23, 2015


This week: ARRL Board Okays Changes to DXCC Program, VHF and Above Contesting Rules; Michigan Passes, Governor Signs Antenna Accommodation Legislation; Australian "Pico Balloon" Piques Ham Radio Interest

January 16, 2015


This week: ARRL Board of Directors Annual Meeting Set for January 16-17; ARRL Online Library Goes Live!; The Boy Scouts is Encouraging Early Start on JOTA 2015 Planning

January 9, 2015


This week: ARRL's Centennial "the Most Extraordinary Event" for ARRL President; ARRL Lab Receives a Major Upgrade, Thanks to Tektronix ; A New ARRL Survey is Underway.