The Victoria-Haliburton Amateur Radio Association serves the amateur radio needs of it's members and the City of Kawartha Lakes as well as Haliburton County.

The Association is open to all Amateur Radio operators and SWL's interested in promoting the Ham Radio hobby.


The Association owns and operates three 2 meter FM voice repeaters, VE3LNZ and VE3LNZ Fusion (located in Grasshill) and VA3MIN (located in Eagle Lake). In addition we offer a Packet Radio Node (VE3LNZ),  APRS Station (VE3LNZ-3)  and an IRLP Node. General meetings are held once a month on the last Tuesday of the month (excluding July and August) at the City of Kawartha Lakes  Police Department Building, Community Services Room, in Lindsay. Meetings start at 7:30 PM. Guests are always welcome so drop by for one of our meetings and see what we're all about!

Social events are held throughout the year including Field Day, Fox Hunts and picnics. In the past, some of our community service events have included Talk To Santa By Ham Radio Day (in the Lindsay Square Mall), participation in the Lindsay Santa Clause parade, JOTA (Boy Scouts Jamboree On The Air) and school presentations to all ages on the hobby of Amateur Radio.


Note!   Please use the official web page address,   , to type in the address bar of your web browser, to bring up the correct vhara web page.

Do not depend on using a bookmark/favourite from your browser, to get to the correct web page.

We host our own club web page and because of outages at the physical site, the vhara web page has to be served from an alternate site, until the outage at the main physical site has been restored.




VE3LNZ   ( 147.195 MHz + )    With optional Linked Access to the COARC system

VE3LNZ Fusion  ( 146.925 MHz - ), CTCSS Tone  156.7

VA3MIN   (145.210 MHz -)    With optional Linked Access to VE3LNZ


Packet Node:

VE3LNZ   (145.050 MHz S)    1200 BAUD User Port linked to 19.2 Kb Back-Bone


APRS Station:



IRLP Node:




VE3LNZ-R     Node 748673


Event Call Signs:




Next VHARA meeting, Tuesday evening, Nov. 27, 2018, 7:30 pm

Police Department Building, Community Services Room, in Lindsay, 6 Victoria Ave., K9V 4E5 pre meeting dinner location was not decided.  Check on the Thursday evening Net, on VE3LNZ or call out on VE3LNZ repeater the afternoon of the meeting, to see if anyone else wants to meet up for dinner.   Dinner start time is usually 5:45 pm!


Meeting Topic -  TBD


The VHARA Exec for 2018/2019 are as noted at the top of this page.

Thanks goes to Doug VA3DLJ for serving as President and thanks to the rest of the Exec, for continuing to serve in their positions!



Amateur Radio Contests -

CQWW      CW: November  24-25th 

Starts 00:00:00 UTC Saturday    Ends 23:59:59 UTC Sunday




Christmas Parties

Sat. Dec 1 12:30 pm Minden Peppermill - Lunch at 1:00

Sun. Dec 9 5:00 pm Lindsay @ Airport View  - Dinner at 5:30



Fox Hunt -

Next Foxhunt will be Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:00 a.m. from the Lindsay Mall parking lot. Thanks to Len and Stephen.



Remote HF Vertical Antenna  -  A new remote hf vertical antennae has been installed at the Grasshill repeater site.

Thank you to Doug VE3ATP and Vic VE3JAR for providing the antenna and doing the install!!!

remote hf antenna

remote hf antenna2

remote hf antenna3

remote hf antenna4




VHARA Swap Meet 2018 -  Saturday Sept. 15.  Completed.

This years Swap Meet was again, a very successful event.  We raised a nice amount of money, to help pay the Club expenses, such as Insurance, financial expenses,etc.




Draw Prize Winners -

 RadioWorld Gift Cards, $50,  Yury, Toronto

RadioWorld Gift Cards, $50, John VA3NW, Peterborough

Gift Basket, Strang's Valu-mart Grocery, Bobcaygeon,  Glen VE3LIZ, Oshawa

50 pc Benchmark Screw Driver Set, Stephen VA3KXP


Door Prize Draws - free draws, with admission, see photos below.

Thank you very much to the following businesses for donating a prize to the VHARA Club Swap Meet Draws.

The Swap Meet helps raise funds for the VHARA Club, to help pay our insurance costs, etc.

RadioWorld, Toronto; Canadian Tire, Lindsay; Strang's Valu-mart, Bobcaygeon; Home Hardware, Lindsay; Swiss Chalet, Lindsay; Home Hardware, Bobcaygeon; Eggsmart, Bobcaygeon; Just For The Halibut, Bobcaygeon; The Full Cup Cafe, Bobcaygeon; Kawartha Computers, Bobcaygeon


 Swap Meet Contact person -  Bill VE3WAH,  email -



 VHARA Radio Netevery Thursday at 8 pm, on repeater VE3LNZ


CANWARN Training - Training completed.


VHARA ARRL Field Day Contest, Saturday June 23-24, 2018 - A very successful Field day was achieved,  Lots of radio contacts were made and the BBQ and social time was well attended with 21 people attending this years event.

If anyone has photos of the Field day that they would like to share, please email them to me and I will put them here, on the vhara web page.  Bill VE3WAH


Summer Corn Roast -  completed




Bobcaygeon Legion Swap Meet 2018




BTW Electronics Lindsay

btw electronics

Draw Prizes - RadioWorld Gift Cards

radioworld gift cards

Free Door Prizes

door prizes




VHARA ARRL Field Day, June 24-25 2018

photos to be posted

















VE3LNZ Antenna Change Out, Grasshill Repeater Site, Sept. 24, 2016 - Tower climbers, Martin VE3PWR and Doug VE3ATP.  Ground crew, Mark VE3LJQ and Bill VE3WAH


doug martin





 Nuts and Volts - website/magazine for the electronics hobbyist.  This is a terrific website/magazine



Link To VHARA Membership Registration


VHARA Contact Information:

Bill Hopkins  VE3WAH

VHARA President

Ph.#  (705)-324-4525

Email: (replace _at_, with @ )


Mailing Address:


54 Elgin st.

Lindsay, Ontario




Bill   VE3WAH

email (replace _at_, with @ )

photos, information, etc, for posting on the vhara webpage, are always welcome


RAC Region:

Ontario East (ONE)