Irish Amateur Radio Course Guide

The national society in Ireland, the IRTS have made available an online course guide for the amateur radio licence examination


The guide has been designed by the Irish Radio Transmitters Society to assist individuals prepare for the exam and also to act as a template for those organising classes.

In Ireland there is only one class of amateur radio licence, this is regarded by Ofcom as being equivalent to the UK Full (Advanced) for reciprocal licensing purposes.

Unlike the UK licence system there are no practical assessments there is just a single 60 question exam paper which is in two parts.

  • Section A covers Amateur Radio Regulations & Related Topics (30 Questions in total)
  • Section B covers Amateur Radio Theory & Related Topics (30 Questions in total)

Two hours is allowed for the exam and the pass mark is 60%. Holders of this HAREC qualification are able to apply to Ofcom for a Full M0 reciprocal licence.

IRTS Course Guide -