ARRL launches ‘On the Air’ – a new podcast for beginner-to-intermediate amateur radio operators

For those who are just getting started on their journey in amateur radio, ARRL is launching a new podcast aimed at providing support and encouragement to help you get the most out of this hobby.

The first episode of the ‘On the Air‘ podcast will be available on Thursday, January 16, and new episodes will be posted monthly.

The podcast will be hosted by Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY, who is also the editor of the new bimonthly On the Air magazine, which is debuting this week. The goal of both the magazine and the podcast is to offer new and beginner-to-intermediate-level radio amateurs a fresh approach to exploring radio communications.

Each episode of the podcast will take a deeper dive into the articles and issues raised in the magazine, including advice and insight on topics from the variety of amateur radio interests and activities: radio technology, operating, equipment, project building, and emergency communications.

Listeners can find the “On the Air” podcast at (,
Apple Podcasts
or wherever they get their podcasts.

Episodes will also be archived on the ARRL web site at

ARRL is introducing a full platform of “On the Air” programs to benefit new licensees. This includes a new Facebook page ( and a blog (, which will be curated by ARRL Product Development Manager Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R. The intent of each element in this platform is to offer vital resources that will help new and newer radio amateurs become active and involved in radio communications.

For more information, please contact Schoenfeld at
or 860-594-0278.