Here are 9 Great Ham Radio Podcasts

Over the last decade, I’ve listened to many ham radio podcasts and found them to be a great way to pass the time while driving or working in my home office.

Some of the best podcasts have come and gone, and some wax and wane on a regular basis as the host’s time permits (Jerry, we miss PARP!).

I put a list together of the eight podcasts that I listen to on a regular basis. Hopefully you’ll see one or two that you haven’t added to your list. Do you also enjoy listening to any of these great podcasts?

(And if I’ve missed a good one, please let me know in the comments!)

#1: ARRL Audio News

#2: Amateur Radio Newsline

#3: SolderSmoke Podcast

#4: ICQ Amateur Radio Podcast

#5: Hap Holly’s RAIN Report

#6: Linux in the Ham Shack

#7: Fo Time

#8: QSO Today

100wattsandawire #9: 100 Watts and a Wire

Matt Thomas, W1MST, is the managing editor of Contact him at [email protected].

16 Responses to “Here are 9 Great Ham Radio Podcasts”

  • Cale K4CDN:

    Thanks for Listening and the Mention!


  • Eric 4Z1UG:

    Thanks for including QSO Today in your list of 8. It is my favorite past time in addition to amateur radio. 73, Eric 4Z1UG

  • Matt W1MST:

    Keep up the great work, Eric! I really enjoyed your interview with Ward Silver.

  • Ron, K8HSY:

    This is an excellent list of podcasts. If you were ranking them according to the ones you thought were the very best, I, personally, would rank QSO Today at the very top, and in second place, I would include one you don’t seem to have on your list; I am referring to “Ham Nation.” There have been other really excellent ham-orientated podcasts, but they have either gone totally QRT, or unfortunately, they are not published on any kind of regular schedule.

  • Len KG5BJH:

    I really like video podcasts and the 2 best are Ham Nation (twit) and Amateur Logic ( both are available via iTunes

  • Lewis AB9MS:

    I would to add 100 Watts And A Wire podcast.

  • Mckay KI7DNO:

    Good list I like Ham radio now

  • Darren VK6EK:

    Thanks for the list. I have tried a few of these, but my favourite ( and the only podcast I have listened to the entire back catalogue of ) is Linux in the Ham Shack.


  • w2xbs:

    How about This Week in Amateur Radio? Now in its seventeenth year of podcasting and on-air bulletin service for hams. Check us out and on iTunes, Google Play, etc.

  • Joe Cotton W3TTT:

    Also – please mention is the podcast for Amateur Radio Morse code and CW operators.

  • w5kub Tom:

    How about mentioning Amateur Radio Roundtable with viewers in 150 countries and guests each week from around the world. Watch on at 8:00 PM central. (0200 UTC Wed) this program is also simulcast on famous international shortwave station wbcq on 5130 weekly.

  • k6lta:

    Your adds come through Great,,,,
    but the real reason that I came to your site was to learn ham radio by watching presentations. The cubbord was bare but your advisers are happy bit your visitor is pissed.

  • Dan KB6NU:

    Hi! I’d like to let everyone know that Tom, KB5RF and I now have a podcast called the No Nonsense Amateur Radio Podcast. You can find our episodes at NoNonsenseAmateurRadio.Com.

    73, Dan

  • Tom Medlin W5KUB:

    can you please add our podcast, it is now available on most podcast services including itunes and google play. here is the url

    It is amateur Radio roundtable and is the audio podcast of our weekly live video show on Tues nights. Co hosts include, Katie Allen, Hoshnasi, Dave Casler, Riley Hollingsworth, retired special counsel to the fcc, Martin F. Jue, the founder of MFJ and Tom Medlin W5KUB

    Thanks, Tom

  • loel KJ6TGE:

    fo time pod cast was re branded to ham radio 360 the website is

  • jim knopick N9OER:

    cq blind hams

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