Ham Radio Reporting on the Net

If you want to hear radio-style news about ham radio, there are two organizations providing this:

  • RAIN Report: This is a weekly report lasting approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Normally, the report addresses a single topic. This week’s topic, for example is wildlife tracking by radio.
  • This Week in Amateur Radio and Amateur Radio Newsline: I’m not exactly sure how these are related, as there are two separate websites, but the two reports share much content. Unlike the Rain Report, TWIAR/ARN covers a whole host of different stuff. Stories covered this week include Mitt Romney on amateur radio, the US Air Force adds more repeaters to California PavePaws radar problem list, a ham radio operator saves a stranded family in the Swiss Alps, and new members appointed to ARRL Election Ethics and Election Committees. I hate to say this, but it just wasn’t interesting enough for me to sit through the entire hour. On the ARN website, there is a transcript of the broadcast available for reading. By reading the transcript, you can skip over items that aren’t of interest to me, without having to sit through an entire broadcast.


  1. Ronny, KC5EES says:

    As usual, I appreciate your gathering ham-related information into one place. As with the SSTV information, it is so much easier to just see what you have found than to search around endlessly. Why reinvent the wheel? ;)

    Also, I am always interested in seeing what you have found on the web. I had not heard about the WWV antenna maintenance. Little things like that are interesting to know. I didn’t go and read the entire story, but at least I know about it and can look into it later if I find the time.

    Anyway, just wanted to say that I’m glad you take the time to find all the information, but more importantly, take the time to share it with the rest of us.


    Ronny, KC5EES
    Austin, Tx

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