The Amateur Station License 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%
|A.2||Interference and Immunity||4|
|A.3||Electrical, Electro-magnetic, and Radio Theory||4|
|A.4||Components and Circuits||3|
|A.5||Transmitters and Receivers||4|
|A.6||Antennas and Transmission Lines||4|
Section B – (30 Questions) : Pass Mark 60%
Operating Rules, Procedures, and Regulations
|B.3||International Distress Signs, Emergency Traffic and Natural Disaster Communications||3|
|B.5||Radio Spectrum Allocation in Ireland and IARU Band Plans||4|
|B.6||Social Responsibility of Radio Amateur Operation and the Code of Conduct||3|
|B.7||Operating Procedures and Non-Interference||5|
|B.8||ITU Radio Regulations||2|
|B.10||Irish Laws, Regulations, and Licence Conditions||3|
The revised syllabus for 2022 is now available in the downloads section of the website, also here
There may be minor updates to this syllabus and further announcements will be made on the IRTS website, IRTS news bulletins and the IRTS email reflector
A sample exam paper can be found here