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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August 28, 2015


This week: ARRL's President Looks for Parity Act Congressional Cosponsorships to Reach 100; Amateur Radio Volunteers Face Fire Threat While Supporting Emergency Communication; NASA Wants You to Send Your Call Sign to Mars.

August 21, 2015


This week: ARISS delegates meet in Tokyo; home of K0RF is severely damaged by fire; hams assist with Atlanta marathon; VHF/UHF committee asks for input; undergrad student uses Amateur Radio for propagation research.

August 14, 2015


This week: A Texas Ham Radio Club Donates $1000 to Support the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 Campaign; ARRL Teachers Institutes Chalk Up Another Successful Summer; A Ham Radio Special Event is Set for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

August 7, 2015


This week: ARRL’s General Counsel says the Amateur Radio Parity Act Would Not Void "Private Contracts;" California ARES Volunteers Support Wildfire Response; Researchers Decode CW signals from the CASSIOPE Satellite Field Day Fly-Over Experiment