Mountain Top Amateur Radio Association

Check out the Baker Island DXpedition Information in the News below

MTARA is pleased to be a sponsor of the Baker Island Commemorative DXpedition scheduled for the end of June and first of July, 2018.

Check out the news, updates, band plans and historical information on their website.

Baker Island DXpedition

Field Day - June 23-24, 2018

Quartzfest 2018

January 21st to 27th.

RV and Ham Radio fun.

Here is the 2016 Video.

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

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


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.


Helping other hams and our communities



In the mountains or while traveling ham radio can provide you with communications to family members, ability to get current weather information like what elevation is the snow, or why is Hwy 330 blocked. When the phones go out or there is an earthquake MTARA members will be on the radio to check on your well being and share whatever information they might have.

Our Club call sign is WA6MTN

Our next class for 2018 is scheduled for October 26-27,

 Click on the link below for all the

  information for the next class. 


Yuma Hamfest - February 16th and 17th, 2018