ARRL Audio News

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May 27, 2016


This week: ARRL Youth Rally at the Dayton Hamvention is a bit hit; ARRL "Strongly Supports" a Petition to Drop 15 dB Restriction for Amateur Radio Amplifiers; The Annual Pre-Hurricane Season WX4NHC Station Test is Saturday, May 28.

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.

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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  



May 20, 2016


In this week’s report: ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, is available for member comments at the Dayton Hamvention; Hamvention grand prize drawing features new LED display; the crew of a sailing vessel is rescued thanks to assistant provided in part by members of the Maritime Mobile Net; IARU becomes the custodian of an Amateur Radio operating and ethics guide; National Parks on The Air Update; more!

May 13, 2016


This week: ARRL Ham Aid Gear Shipped to Ecuador to Support Earthquake Relief, Recovery; Canadian Radio Amateurs Went on Alert to Assist in Alberta Wildfire Emergency, Evacuations; Rare de Forest Audion Donated to ARRL, Mated with Vintage Radio for Museum Display

May 6, 2016


This week: FCC Action Anticipated on ARRL's "Symbol Rate" Petition for Rule Making; ARRL Aims to Connect Engineers, Educators, Students at IEEE International Microwave Symposium; ARRL Contest Advisory Committee Conducting Youth in Amateur Radiosport Survey.