About US

The National Radio Society of Ireland (NRSI) is a non-profit organisation for radio enthusiasts in Ireland. Membership consists of licenced amateur radio operators, wireless experimenters, licence-exempt communicators and shortwave listeners.

Our principle aims

The society was founded to represent the interests of its membership whilst in discussion with both national and international telecommunications regulatory authorities.

A National/Irish QSL bureau is also operated by NRSI which enables licencees who regularly communicate with radio operators in other countries to confirm important contacts. This service is beneficial for many purposes including during scientific propagation studies.

The society also provides access to various cost prohibitive radio equipment which typically may be financially impractical for most members to own on an individual basis.

Giving Something Back to the Community

Many NRSI members provide their time freely as emergency communication volunteers within IECRO Ireland.

Public Service plays a large role in the lives of these members. They find it an enriching experience to be able to dedicate some of their time to assisting with radio communications at local community and charity events.

For several years IECRO volunteers have saved countless numbers of lives throughout the world, during some of the most challenging natural disasters.

Innovation and an Interesting History

We endeavour to promote innovation by teams of amateur radio operators in line with the rich interesting history of experimentation and homebrew construction which has been conducted to date by our community.

Services our Members enjoy

  • Licencing advice and Training
  • Regular Weekly Radio (On The Air) Nets
  • Society Newsletter and Magazine
  • Assistance/Advice with technical-related issues
  • Emergency Radio Communications Networking
  • Gateway/Repeater Management Group
  • MyHam (Online News and Social Network Portal)
  • EI/GI Licenced Ham Radio Callbook
  • Contesting and other Local Events
  • NRSI AGM/Annual Conference