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Membership

Membership is open to any FCC licensed ham operator.

As outlined on the Amateur Radio Relay League, ARRL website, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

To become a LeeCARES member you need to:

  1. Read and affirm that you agree with the membership section of the LeeCARES By-laws, listed below.
  2. Read and affirm that you agree with the Criminal History Disqualifier.
  3. Read and affirm the LeeCARES Admission Policy document.
  4. Register at the ARRL STX Depot Gateway.
  5. Download signature pages and submit signed copies of steps 1, 2, and 3 to LeeCARES Emergency Coordinator.

ARES Membership Requirements:

Every licensed amateur regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES.  The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable but is not a requirement for membership.

By recent new requirements from ARES,  LeeCARES members need to obtain FEMA 100, 200, 700, and 800 certificates and the ARRL EC-001 for Active membership. By LeeCARES Bylaws, background check, or copy of a handgun license, or any other badge or license that require a background check, is also required.

The other requirement is a desire to serve our neighbors and local government in Lee County.

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