Irish Radio Transmitters Society

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Irish Radio Transmitters Society
IRTS logo.png
Abbreviation IRTS
Motto "Amateur Radio in Ireland"
Formation 1932[1]
Type Non-profit organization
Purpose Advocacy, Education
Region served
Official language
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. [2] The organization has no paid employees, and all tasks are performed by volunteers.[1] IRTS is the national member society representing Ireland in the International Amateur Radio Union.[3]

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 licensed Hams/SWLs are not Members The views of the IRTS are not the views held by a large number of licensed 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Irish Radio Transmitters Society (2008). Irish Radio Transmitters Society Home Page. Retrieved 4 August 2008.
  2. ^ Experimenters Licensing - Comreg website
  3. ^ International Amateur Radio Union (2008). "Member Societies". Retrieved 1 August 2008.