** Announcements **
- IARU Ham Challenge 2023.. from the "Shaping The Future" program : you can read an introductory article here
and see the IARU website articles here
The IRTS Mission Statement
We promote the study and enjoyment of amateur radio and we work to secure its future in Ireland. We offer essential services to support our members. We encourage inclusion, diversity, and active participation on the air.
Radio amateurs experiment with and operate homemade and commercial radio communications equipment. We use our knowledge and skill to communicate with other radio amateurs around the world, using radio frequencies.
How did it start?
Early radio amateurs were pioneers in communications without wires. They designed and built their own transmitters, receivers and antennas; their experiments contributed greatly to the science of radio communications.
As Ireland's national society affiliated with the IARU, the IRTS has represented radio amateurs to protect and to grow their worldwide rights since 1932.
We enjoy understanding how radio works, communicating with others and investigating the mysteries of long distance propagation.
Amateur radio in Ireland goes back to experiments in radio transmission and reception carried out in Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow in 1898.
There is no better way of participating fully in the amateur radio hobby than joining IRTS. If you want to know more about our activities, have a look around our web site and talk to some of our members. Details of how to join, along with options for payment, are on the Join Us! page.
IRTS is the member for Ireland of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), which has over 160 national amateur radio societies as members and represents the interests of the Amateur Radio Service worldwide.