The Mountain Top ARES group is an ARRL affiliated organization and part of the Mountain Top Amateur Radio Association.
Currently there are over 40 members.
ARES members do not self deploy
The American Radio Relay League has announced that the ARES program will be significantly updated and enhanced beginning in 2019. this includes a national database of certified ARES members. More information is available at our MTARA club meetings.
Mountain Top ARES now has support agreements (MOU's) with the local hospital, ARC approved shelter in Lake Arrowhead and the local school district.
ARES members are available to support the local CERT Teams and ECS if requested.
The Mountain Top ARES and MTARA have installed communications equipment in various agency locations:
Hospital - VHF/UHF and HF radios
Shelter - VHF/UHF and HF radios
Sheriff - VHF/UHF radio
CERT Trailer - VHF/UHF x 2 radios
Bus Barn - VHF/UHF radio
Schools - 120 HT radios
Members must have ICS certificatinos for the following FEMA courses:
Members will participate in several communication activities during the year in support of local community events.
Copyright © 2015-2023 Mountain Top Amateur Radio Association - MTARA & Mountain Top ARES
PO Box 2441, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
IMPORTANT NOTICE - JANUARY, 2023
DUE TO INCLEMENT WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS, CLUB MEETINGS MAY BE CHANGED FROM IN-PERSON TO ZOOM. NOTICES WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL TO CURRENT CLUB MEMBERS.
*** UPDATES ***
CHANGED MEETING DATES
JUNE 6th meeting moved ahead one week to MAY 30th due repaving of the church parking lot
We will not meet on JULY 4TH but will instead meet one week later on JULY 11th.
Monday 7:00 pm - MTARA net on MTARA2
Tuesday 7:00 pm - MTARA 220 Net on MTARA5
Friday 5:00 pm - MTARA YL Happy Hour MTARA5
Wednesday 6:30 pm - Skywarn