Irish Radio Transmitters Society
|Motto||"Amateur Radio in Ireland"|
|Paul Martin EI2CA|
|Affiliations||International Amateur Radio Union|
The Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) is a national non-profit organization for amateur radio enthusiasts in Ireland. Key missions of the IRTS include promoting amateur radio experimentation and representing the interests of Irish amateur radio operators before Irish and international telecommunications regulatory authorities. In particular, since 2005 in agreement with Communications Regulator(Comreg), the IRTS supports the entire examination process for the Experimenter's Licence including setting, organising, and correcting examinations for the Irish amateur radio license.  The organization has no paid employees, and all tasks are performed by volunteers. IRTS is the national member society representing Ireland in the International Amateur Radio Union.
The IRTS produces a magazine Echo Ireland, detailing activities and information about Amateur Radio in Ireland, which is available to all members by post or online.You can become a Radio Ham in Ireland without joining the IRTS and quite a large number of licenced Hams/SWLs are not Members The views of the IRTS are not the views held by a large number of licenced amateurs in Ireland(Rep).Many members use the QSL card service of the IRTS however the ARRL offer a free online QSL service EQSLs are also free.
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