My name is Steve Smith, W9GPI, and I am the ARRL-Appointed ARES Emergency Coordinator in Lee County, FL.


I invite you to join our ARES Team. We meet on the air every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm on the FMARC's Linked Analog Repeater System (147.225 in Cape Coral; 147.345 in Lehigh Acres; 147.285 in Bonita Springs and 224.520 in Fort Myers ) and have an In-Person meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Emergency Operations Center, 2675 Ortiz ave., Fort Myers. Please feel free to check in to our Wednesday net or  come to the in-person meeting. There is no prior training required for membership, we provide the training. NOTE: We do not hold In-Person Meetings in November or December.


 If you are interested in joining our Team, please download and fill out the application (click upper button on right) and snail-mail it to me. My address is:

Stephen Smith W9GPI

14831 Park Lake Drive #209

Fort Myers, FL 33919

Please email me if you have any questions. My email is W9GPI@ARRL.net


NOTE: You must be a FCC Licensed Amateur Radio Operator and pass a Background Check to become an ARES member.

Want to join our ARES Team? Please download and  fill out this information sheet and send it to Steve...

All ARES Member candidates must also register with Lee County as a Volunteer. You can accomplish that by clicking the link below.


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