September 23, 2023

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Via Southgate: Iceland provides practical training for new radio hams

The national amateur radio society of Iceland, the IRA, held an ‘open day’ on Saturday, July 16, to help those who had just passed their ham radio exam

A translation of the IRA post reads:

The organization of the ÍRA 2022 spring course, which ended with an exam from Fjarskiptastofa for an amateur license on May 21, provided for a special day (after the exam) in ÍRA’s social facilities in Skeljanes. It says, among other things: “ Go to ÍRA’s social facilities and check the telecommunication room and antenna. Students do test broadcasts under the name TF3IRA with the station manager. Implemented later with time “.

For various reasons, this special day was postponed until this morning, Saturday, July 16, at 10:00. An e-mail was sent to those who passed the exam (a total of 11 people) with an invitation to attend Skeljanes a week in advance. Responses were received from 6 who were either abroad or on summer vacation in Iceland, so it was clear that a maximum of 5 would be able to attend. Nevertheless, it was decided to stick to the advertised day and two new licensees came to Skeljanes.

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