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.