September 17, 2021

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Iceland start ham radio training in October

Iceland’s next course for their HAREC equivalent amateur radio license begins in October and ends with an exam from Fjarskiptastofa (Electronic Communications Office of Iceland) in December.

The course for the 50 question HAREC exam takes 2 months with 3 online sessions a week, unlike the UK with its multiple exams you only need to take a single exam to get the full licence.

A translation of an IRA post reads:

The course will be in distance learning, ie. held over the internet and taught via a computer (or smart device) where the instructor and participant “meet” in an electronic lesson through their own equipment.

Electrical engineering, radio technology, regulation and radio business will be taught. The course takes place three days a week, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 18:30-21:30.

It is under consideration to offer exams simultaneously in three places in the country, in Hafnarfjörður, in Akureyri and in Egilsstaðir.

The basis for the regulation on the activities of radio amateurs no. 348/2004 with subsequent amendments. Website:

More information will be announced on the IRA site next week

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