Martin County, FL 

Amateur Radio-- We're here to help when needed 

Emergency Communications
The Martin County Amateur Radio Emergency Service / Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (ARES/RACES) is composed of FCC Licensed Amateur Radio operators who have voluntarily registered their capabilities and equipment for public service communications. Martin County ARES/RACES Inc. is a non-profit organization funded by donations and paid membership, and run solely by volunteer efforts.

ARES Repeaters 

  • VHF 145.150 MHz tone 107.2 Hz
  • UHF 444.900 MHz tone 107.2 Hz
The Martin County repeaters listed above are open for normal amateur use except during times of emergency activation. All licensed amateurs are welcome. If you use the repeater on a regular basis, we would appreciate you joining us to help maintain the repeater systems. Membership forms are available by clicking the "Membership Forms" tab on the left.

We hold a net in conjunction with our sister club MCARA on the 145.150 repeater at 8 PM on Monday evenings, except for the last Monday of the month when we use the 147.060 MCARA machine. Click on the Contact button on the left for information on our meeting time and location.


Our sister group, the Martin County Amateur Radio Association has a list of all Repeaters in Martin County

We are a 501c(3) Charitable Organization. You may download PDFs indicating our status below:

Upcoming events

04 May 2017 8:00 AM • Martin County, Florida
11 May 2017 7:30 PM • Martin County EOC, 800 SE Monterey Road, Stuart
08 Jun 2017 7:30 PM • Martin County EOC, 800 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

Recent blog posts

10 Apr 2014 6:30 PM • Anonymous

The ARES group in Martin County have assisted in many emergency communication events since the early 1970s including activations during hurricane and storm related events.

Past Activation Events include:

  • Hurricane David
  • Hurricane Charlie (members deployed to Charlotte County)
  • Hurricane Francis
  • Hurricane Jean
  • Hurricane Wilma
  • Hurricane Matthew (2016)
  • many smaller events and many preparations for possible events

Want to join us?

ARES members must first be FCC Licensed Amateur Radio Operators (hams). ARES is administered through the national association of amateur radio operators, the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). It is recommended that ARES members also join the league, though not required.

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