Íslenskir radíóamatörar / Icelandic Radio Amateurs
The Objectives of Í.R.A.
- At the end of World War II the sky opened up for amateur radio after a long and hard time of waiting.
- A group of fully qualified Icelandic Radio Amateurs with their newly retained licenses gathered to form an organization.
- Their intention was to defend their new right of Amateur radio licences.
They founded the Icelandic radio amateur society known as Icelandic Radio Amateurs or Í.R.A.
- It was on the 14th of August 1946.
Since then the main objective of the society has been the same:
- To protect the interests of radio amateurs in every way.
- To increase co-operation among radio amateurs both domestically and abroad.
- To maintain talented and good customs in radio communications among the members.
- To encourage preparation which can be used in emergency radio communications.
- To further increase amateur radio as a way of self practice in the technical field.
- To encourage technical and science research and discovers in the radio communications field.
- To encourage radio sports among radio amateurs.
- To develop the radio amateur services as a national resource.
- To support youth activity and to introduce amateur radio among young people.