ARRL Audio News


Big Island ARRL News, 08 February 2017, 05:05 hrs, UTC, Post #114,



Accessed on 08 February 2017, 05:05 hrs, UTC.

Reporters:  Sean Kutzko (KX9X) and Carla Pereira.


Here’s another ARRL service that can bring you up to date on key Amateur Radio news and events while you’re on the go and can’t get to your PC, Mac, or laptop to read the daily summaries from ARRL Headquarters.

The Amateur Radio Audio News Service is a well-organized, concise, 15-minute program hosted by Sean Kutzko (KX9X) and Carla Pereira.  The delivery is professional and somewhat “laid back”–a perfect mix for listening while you drive or are busy in the ham shack.  You can find the program on iTunes.  The weekly Audio news program is also aired on several repeaters across the country.  Should you like to have the program put on your local repeater, please discuss the idea with your club and contact the ARRL at

Here’s the full description of the program from the ARRL website:

“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, and Carla Pereira. 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!

How to Listen to Audio News

ARRL Audio News is distributed through the podcast host You can subscribe to the podcast via your IOS or Android mobile device using your favorite podcast app, or listen and download episodes direct from the Audio News page at Blubrry.

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.

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! ”

For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check the blog sidebar. These news feeds are updated daily.

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Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news items to at least two weeks prior to  your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media in a timely manner.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today!

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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