Big Bear HamEscape 2025

April 25 – 27, 2025 • Big Bear Lake, CA

Big Bear Ham Escape 2025

Join Us for a Fun-Filled Weekend for Amateur Radio Enthusiasts!

Join us for the Big Bear Ham Escape, a fun-filled event for amateur radio enthusiasts! Get ready for a weekend filled with exciting activities, informative seminars, and great networking opportunities.

Meet and greets with author Gordon West, ARRL Orange Section SM, and YLRL.

The event will take place at The Lodge at Big Bear Lake, a Holiday Inn Resort, located on Village Drive in beautiful Big Bear Lake, CA, USA.

Fun & Fellowship

Mingle and network with fellow amateur radio enthusiasts as well as Gordon West, Bob Turner and the Young Ladies Radio League.

Seminars & Tech Talk

Learn about emergency communications, overcoming mic-fright, ham equipment and more. There’s something for all levels of ham operators!

POTA/SOTA, Testing and More!

Parks on the Air/Summit on the Air How To, Emergency Comms for Special Events, plus onsite Testing with K6DDZ!

Why Ham Radios?

Long Distance Communication without Cell Towers or the Internet

Ham radio is a licensed service that enables you to communicate with people around the world via a powerful radio signal. Ham radios are used by recreational enthusiasts, but they are also an important means of two-way communication in emergency and disaster events.

Due to their higher transmitting power, ham radio signals can reach far beyond that of cell phones, personal radios and even CB radios.

Ham radios require licensing prior to operating on your own. There are three levels of ham radio licensing: Level 1 Technician License, Level 2 General License and Level 3 Amateur Extra License.

“Ham conventions are popular events in the amateur radio community.  Over 700 ham radio operators converged on Quartzsite, AZ in January for a weeklong event camping off the grid on BLM land.  Other events take place in San Ramon, CA, Dayton, OH, Huntsville, AL, and Orlando, FL.  The Big Bear Mini Hamation will be the first ham conference in Southern California in many years.   The idea is to promote a weekend escape to Big Bear and explore the ham radio hobby.”

Dede Hermon


Event Organizer

Join us for the 2025 Big Bear Ham Escape!

Reserve your spot today!

Don’t miss the fun. Register Now at Eventbrite.

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