Amateur Radio Classes

Amateur Radio Classes


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

Amateur Radio Classes

Amateur Radio Classes


Our next class is scheduled for October 23-24, 2020.

 Click on the links below for all the 

  information for the next classes. 



Amateur Radio Classes


Helping Other Hams and our Community

  • Meetings and Presentations will be offered to club members via Zoom conferences and Webinars beginning in April and until further notice. 

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


About Amateur Radio

Club Officers and Committees

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



Club Officers and Committees

About Amateur Radio

Field Day 2020

 Field Day will be held on Saturday, June 27th, 2020 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 14-15, 2020. 

Kids on Public Lands

MTARA will be providing the communications and logistics for the 23rd annual KOPL event on September 19th and 20th, 2020. 

Gran Fondo

The Gran Fondo mountain bike ride will be held once again in Big Bear. This year it is on September 26th, 2020. 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

Club Officers and Committees

Club Officers and Committees

President - Vic Marquez, KK6WKI

Vice President - Gary Johnson, AA6GJ

Secretary - Dave Esquer, K6WDE

Treasurer - Patty Szychowsk, KK6LWH

Asst Treasurer - Lorna Polly, KJ6GFS

Past President - John Sneddon, KT7P

Education/Membership - Tracy Lenocker WM6T


Net Control Operators

Denise"Dee", N6DEE


Gail, KM6GBN

Gene, KJ6LMP

Jaye, KJ7AHK

Gary, AA6GJ

Tracy, WM6T

Lorna, KJ6GFS