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.
Our next class for 2019 is scheduled for April 19-20,
Click on the link below for all the
information for the next class.
Helping Other Hams and our Community
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 29th, 2019 at the Twin Peaks Masonic Lodge as in past years.
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.
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.
President - Vic Marquez, KK6WKI
Vice President - Denise"Dee" Loxton, N6DEE
Secretary - Tina Bremer, W6TNA
Treasurer - Lorna Polly, KJ6GFS
Asst Treasurer - Carol Higginbotham, WA6UVQ
Past President - John Sneddon, KK6PTO
Education/Membership - Tracy Lenocker WM6T