The Mountain Top Amateur Radio Association, MTARA, is located in the  communities within the San Bernardino National Forest including  Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs and Green Valley Lake. We  welcome members and visitors from any area.

We are a  group of licensed amateur radio operators and friends, young and old,  who wish to promote the amateur radio hobby through mentoring, license  testing, communications training and community service in a fun,  friendly and active environment.

Amateur Radio Classes



Our next class is scheduled for October 25-26, 2019.

 Click on the link below for all the

  information for the next class. 



Helping Other Hams and our Community

  •  Monthly Meetings 
  • Weekly Nets
  • Elmer (Mentoring)
  • Comunications for Special Events
  • Programming Radios
  • Teaching License Classes / VE Testing
  • Emergency Communications
  • Other

About Amateur Radio


Ham Radio  is the ability to communicate -- across the street, around the world, or  even with people and satellites in space!  Even when the power's out,  and the land lines and cell phones don't work, with a battery, a radio,  and a wire, ham radio is there.

Ham  Radio lets us enjoy life-long friends, and a hands-on technical  education.  It provides the resources and encouragement to experiment  with new things and to design and build on the latest communications  technologies.

You  can't say that the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the  moon!  You can go anywhere you want, without boundaries, and amateur  radio can help you get there! - by Doug Lamb, K4EK



Field Day 2019

 Field Day will be held on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at the Twin Peaks Masonic Lodge as in past years.  

Kodiak 100

MTARA members will be supporting the Kodiak 100 two day event in Big Bear. Dates are August 16-17, 2019. 

Kids on Public Lands

MTARA will be providing the communications and logistics for the 22nd annual KOPL event on September 21st and 22nd, 2019. 

Gran Fondo

The Gran Fondo mountain bike ride will be held once again in Big Bear. This year it is on September 28th, 2019. MTARA members will be located along the mountain area trails, aid stations and in SAG vehicles providing communications to support the event.  

Club Officers and Committees


President - Vic Marquez, KK6WKI

Vice President - Denise"Dee" Loxton, N6DEE

Secretary - Tina Bremer, W6TNA

Treasurer - Lorna Polley, KJ6GFS

Asst Treasurer - Carol Higginbotham, WA6UVQ

Past President - John Sneddon, KK6PTO

Education/Membership - Tracy Lenocker WM6T


Net Control Operators

Denise"Dee", N6DEE


Gail, KM6GBN

Gene, KJ6LMP

Jaye, KJ7AHK

Gary, AA6GJ

Tracy, WM6T