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.
MTARA is now offering weekly VHF/UHF and HF nets as well as our new Virtual Field Trips and Elmer sessions.
The Virtual Field Trips are offered twice a week on our Zoom Conferences. They are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 pm. A list of the planned sessions are below:
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS
As of 4/5/2020
HAM RADIO CLASSES AND TESTING
On June 6th, MTARA will hold a special testing session for all levels. Due to COVID-19 this will be by invitation only.
Our next Tech class is scheduled for October 23-24, 2020.
Click on the links below for all the
information for the next classes.
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 2020
Field Day will be held on Saturday, June 27th, 2020 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 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.
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.
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
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PO Box 2441, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352