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 VE3ULR 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, May. 30, 2017, 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

 

VHARA Swap Meet 2017 -  Saturday Sept. 16, 9am-11:30am

New Location! - Bobcaygeon Legion, 96 King St. E., K0M 1A0

 $5 Public Admission.  Ample parking in the Plaza, right beside the Legion.

Maple Leaf Communications, will again, be a Vendor at the Swap Meet.

Swap Meet Flyer

Swap Meet Location Map

Vendor Information -  Admission $17. Includes a 6' or 8" table and chair. Payment required in advance, to reserve table.

First to pay, gets choice of table size. Limited number of 8' tables, available.

Vendor setup from 6:30 am to 8:50 am.

Payment can be made by cheque.  Make payable to,   V.H.A.R.A.

 Mail to,   c/o VHARA Treasurer, 849 Cedar Glen Rd., Dunsford, ON, K0M 1L0

Swap Meet Contact person -  Bill Hopkins VE3WAH,  email -  ve3wah@gmail.com

 


VHARA Radio Netevery Thursday at 8 pm, on repeater VE3LNZ

 

Upcoming!  Fox Hunt -  Sometime in May. Details to be determined.

 

Other Upcoming Events -  Field Day, June 24-25 2017 -  At the Feb. VHARA meeting, it was decided that the VHARA Field Day will again be held at the Grasshill repeater site.  Details will be determined in the coming months.

 

NEW!

Link To CANWARN 2017 Training Sessions Locations - Peterborough, May 15, 7 pm

 

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

Martin

doug martin

tower

 

Swap Meet September 17, 2016:

maple leaf communications

crowd pat and ross

crowd

tfmcs

tailgater bob

vhara banner

 

 

Field Day 2016 - Weekend, June 25 & 26.  Location - Grasshill repeater site

 

20 Metre Antenna

20M antenna

 

40 Metre Antenna

40M antenna

 

40M antenna2

 

 

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

 

 

Link To VHARA Membership Registration

 

VHARA Contact Information:

Jeffery Paice   VE3JCP

Ph.#  (705)-374-5559

Email: ve3jcp@rac.ca

 

Mailing Address:

VHARA

54 Elgin st.

Lindsay, Ontario

K9v3W5

 

Webmaster:

Bill   VE3WAH

email   ve3wah_at_yahoo.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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