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 two 2 meter FM voice repeaters, VE3LNZ (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.




VE3LNZ   (147.195 MHz +)    With optional Linked Access to the VE3ULR system

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

A new Yaesu Fusion DR-1X Digital/Analoque Repeater has been received An antenna will need to be installed, at the repeater site and the operating frequency will be a new VHF frequency The Repeater is currently running under test purposes, on another Repeater site.


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:




VHARA Monthly Club Meeting and AGM (Annual General Meeting)

Next meeting, Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, 2016, 7:30 pm, Police Department Building, Community Services Room, in Lindsay, 6 Victoria Ave., K9V 4E5

Meeting Topic - TBD

AGM - election of Executive for the 2016/2017 year.



Swap Meet 2016 -  Saturday September 17, 2016.  Lindsay Masonic Lodge, same location as last year.  A final planning meeting/dinner will be held on Monday Sept. 12 at 5:45 pm, at Nebors restaurant (Lindsay Mall), for the Swap Meet volunteers.  Please make the payment for your meal, to your server.

Swap Meet Flyer - click here

For info, contact person is, Bill VE3WAH, VHARA President, email -

Postal address to send required, indoor floor space, advance payment cheque is: c/o VHARA Treasurer, 849 Cedar Glen Rd., Dunsford, ON, K0M 1L0


VHARA Radio Netevery Thursday at 8 pm, on repeater VE3LNZ


Upcoming!  Fox Hunt -  Saturday August 6, 11:00 am, Fenelon Falls, Tim Hortons/Sobeys parking lot will be the start point.  Len VE3VSR and Stephen VA3KXP will be the fox.


Other Upcoming EventsA garage sale of older Amateur gear (maybe 1970's era) belonging to VE3DM, of Orilla, will be held this Saturday July 30, from 10 am to 2 pm, at 37 Bond St. Orillia
Near West St. and HWY 12

This will be a private garage sale for Hams, only.  VE3DM can no longer make use of the gear and his son Grant Millard will be doing the sale.

Photos of some gear - millard



Silent Key, July 20 2016  - I am sorry to have to report that Jim Bird, VA3CC has become a Silent Key.

Jim was a long time, active, member of PARC (Peterborough Amateur Radio Club).

Jim was  active on the 2M band/Repeaters and the HF band and was a well known Amateur Radio operator.



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

Please email your Field Day digital photos to - (replace _at_, with @ )

for posting on the vhara webpage.


20 Metre Antenna

20M antenna


40 Metre Antenna

40M antenna


40M antenna2


Link To CANWARN 2016 Training Sessions Locations - all training sessions are now completed




Swap Meet August 29, 2015:

The VHARA 2015 Swap Meet was a great success.  The weather was very nice and the attendance was good with a good number of Vendors.

Grand Draw Prize Winner!        Stephen  VA3KXP        $100 Gift Certificate from Maple Leaf Communications

A number of other Draw Prizes, which were generously donated by people, were also drawn for.


inside vendors

vendor maple leaf

outside vendors

draw prizes




Link To VHARA Membership Registration


VHARA Contact Information:

Jeffery Paice   VE3JCP

Ph.#  (705)-374-5559



Mailing Address:


54 Elgin st.

Lindsay, Ontario




Bill   VE3WAH

email (replace _at_, with @ )

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


RAC Region:

Ontario East (ONE)

RAC Affiliated club  ??