A weekly summary of the Amateur Radio news and events of the week. Available as a podcast on iTunes, too!
Changes to Audio News Distribution (August 5, 2016)
For those who download Audio News to air on repeaters:
Beginning with the September 2 episode, Audio News episodes will no longer be distributed through the ARRL web site, and will be primarily available via the podcast distributor Blubrry. We encourage you to begin downloading from this location as soon as possible. Listeners who enjoy Audio News through podcast apps on their tablets and smart phones should experience no interruption of service.
You can find ARRL Audio News on Blubrry here:
August 19, 2016
This week: Amateur Radio Volunteers Respond to Louisiana Flooding Catastrophe; ARRL Encourages the FCC’s Comprehensive Noise Floor Study Proposal; FEMA Teams up with Amateur Radio Clubs to Present Information to the public during National Preparedness Month.
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 every Friday afternoon (except holidays), 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
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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!
E-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the ARRL Audio News Network
Fill out this form and let us know when your repeater airs ARRL Audio News. We may give you a shout-out on the program!
ARRL Audio News Repeater Network
Does your repeater air ARRL Audio News? These repeaters do!
|State||County||Group/Club Name||Repeater||Day Aired||Time Aired||Freq 1||Freq 2|
|AL||Lamar||West Alabama Amateur Radio Club||KC4UG||Sunday||8:30pm||145.430|
|CA||Los Angeles||Catalina Amateur Repeater Association||AA6DP||Monday||7:10pm||147.090||224.420|
|CA||Santa Clara||Loma Pioneer Repeater Club||WR6ABD||Friday||07:45pm||146.640|
|CA||San Diego||San Diego Sixshooters||KG6TDP||Friday||08:30pm||53.580|
|CA||Los Angeles||Tri-County Amateur Radio Association||K6AGF||Sunday||7:15pm||145.440||449.880|
|CA||Los Angeles||Western Amateur Linking Association||WA6LA||Monday||7:30pm||145.380||IRLP 9350|
|FL||Wakulla||SPARC - Sportsmans Paradise ARC||K4WAK||Friday||4:30pm||145.450|
|IL||Champaign||Twin Cities Amateur Radio Club||K9CU||Thursday||9:15pm||146.760|
|IN||Allen||Fort Wayne Radio Club||W9TE||Wednesday||9:15pm||146.940|
|MI||Washtenaw||Southern Michigan Repeater Network||W8SRC||Saturday||08:30pm||446.150|
|MO||St. Charles||Gateway 160 Meter Radio Newsletter||WA0RCR||Saturday||10:00pm||1860 KHz|
|NJ||Burlington||WA2EHL Repeater Group||WA2EHL||Friday||7:00pm||447.675|
|NM||Bernallio||Amateur Radio Caravan Club||W5CSY||Saturday||9:00pm||145.330|
|NY||Kings||Kings County Radio Club||KC2RC||Tuesday||9:30pm||146.730|
|OH||Lake||Lake County Amateur Radio Association||N8BC||Thursday||7:45pm||147.210|