Why an Examination is needed

  • We share the Radio Spectrum with other users
  • Within allocated frequencies and modes, we can transmit “anytime” to “anywhere” … on Earth or in Space
  • We can design and construct our own transmitters and antennas
  • So … we must demonstrate that we know what we are doing!
  • The exam covers …
  • National and international regulations
  • Operational procedures
  • Basic understanding of radio theory
  • Safety / Electromagnetic Compatibility
The 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)