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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June 26, 2015


This week: The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 is introduced in the US Senate; ARRL’s 2015 Hurricane Season Webinar Set for July 20; New World Distance Records Set on 2.3 and 3.4 GHz Ham Bands.

June 19, 2015


This week: • FCC Chairman, Lawmakers Agree to Scale Back Field Office Shutdowns; ARRL West Virginia Section Manager Charles Hardy, WV8CH, Dies in an Accident; Colorado to Host USA Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships in August

June 12, 2015


This week: Letters to Members of Congress Offer Biggest Boost to Amateur Radio Parity Act; A New York Ham Inaugurates "Collegiate Ham Radio Operators" Facebook Group; Ham Radio News Icon Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, SK.

June 5, 2015


This week: Texas, Oklahoma Ham Volunteers Stand Down Following Spate of Severe Weather; WX4NHC Reports It's Ready for Hurricane Season; SATERN Celebrates Salvation Army's 150 Anniversary with a QSO Party.