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,   vhara.ca   , 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.

 

 

Repeaters: 

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:

VE3LNZ-3

 

IRLP Node:

2870

 

EchoLink:

VE3LNZ-R     Node 748673

 

Event Call Signs:

VA3LNZ

VA3VHA

 

Next VHARA meeting, Tuesday evening, October 30, 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 -  Oct 30 meeting Topic: Readiness – “When all else fails, amateur radio will be there.”

 

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!

 

 

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.

 

SWAP MEET FLYER

 

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 - ve3wah@gmail.com

 

 

 Fox Hunt -   Next Hunt date TBD.   John VA3NW was the winner of the Sept. Fox Hunt.

 

 

 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

vendors


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BTW Electronics Lindsay

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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

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tower

 

 

 

 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: ve3wah_at_hotmail.ca (replace _at_, with @ )

 

Mailing Address:

VHARA

54 Elgin st.

Lindsay, Ontario

K9V3W5

 

Webmaster:

Bill   VE3WAH

email   ve3wah_at_hotmail.ca (replace _at_, with @ )

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

 

RAC Region:

Ontario East (ONE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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