The Amateur Station exam is based on the Harmonised Amateur Radio Examination Certificate (HAREC) syllabus.
The Irish syllabus is designed to ensure that candidates can demonstrate proficiency in the technical and operational aspects of amateur radio as well as the regulations governing the amateur radio service in Ireland.
Holders of the HAREC qualification are entitled to apply for an Amateur Station Licence in Ireland (and in many other countries).
The Licence Exam
The exam consists of two sections, each containing 30 questions. The pass mark is 60% and a pass is required in each of the two main sections of the paper, A and B.
Section A – (30 Questions) : Pass Mark 60%
Amateur Radio Regulations and Related Topics
|A.2||Operating Rules and Procedures||10|
|A.3||Electromagnetic Compatibility and Transmitter Interference||7|
Section B – (30 Questions) : Pass Mark 60%
Amateur Radio Theory and Related Topics
|B.1||Electrical & Electronic Principles including Components and Circuits||8|
|B.2||Transmitters and Receivers||6|
|B.3||Feeders and Antennas||7|
The full syllabus is included in the document Studying for the Harmonised Amateur Radio Examination Certificate, which is available on the Downloads page.