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.


Note: There will be no ARRL Audio News on the following days:

November 28, 2014

December 26, 2014

January 2, 2015


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December 19, 2014


This week: Amateur Radio Parity Act momentum will carry into 2015; another Red Badges on the Air Day for New Year's Eve; the ARRL RTTY Roundup is just around the corner; more!

December 12, 2014


In this week's report: Logbook of The World reaches a huge milestone, QST prepares to celebrate its centennial in 2015, Philippine amateurs assist during Typhoon Hagupit; more!

December 5, 2014


This week: ARRL Members Elect New Director and Two Vice-Directors; Mammoth New York Snowfall Put Amateur Radio Volunteers On Alert; ARISS QSO Application Deadline Is December 15.

November 21, 2014


In this week's report: Four New Section Managers will Start in he New Year; Amateur Radio Volunteers Turn Out En Masse to Support the Chicago Marathon; New Jersey Radio Amateurs Enter an Emergency Antenna-Raising Project in Innovation Competition

November 14, 2014


This week: ARRL Seeks Input on recommended VHF-UHF Contest Rule Changes; ARRL "Red Badges" Will Be Back On The Air Saturday, November 22; AMSAT Invites Ideas and Suggestions for the Next Generation of Satellites.