I spend a lot of time teaching tech class for our local radio club, The Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club. I get a great deal of pleasure from bringing new people into our hobby. I am also the Emergency Coordinator for ARES in Lee county. I spend a lot of my operating time on psk31, usually on 20 meters. My other great passion is scuba diving. I am a scuba instructor for NAUI certifying agency, and love to be in the water any chance I get.
May 22, 2013 -- Ft. Myers, FL -- (photo on right) Larry Zimmer W4LWZ, ARES EC for Lee County and leader of A.L.E.R.T. was presented the General James H. Doolittle Award by Lee County EOC Operations Chief Sandra Tapfumaneyi.
The General James H. Doolittle Award is "Presented to volunteers who exemplify the volunteer spirit in their generous commitment of time, effort, and support to our endeavors". The award is relatively new, with the first recipient being John Ludlum in 2010. Larry is only the second volunteer to receive it. Photo on left: Larry and his wife Fran K4FPZ.