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.
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
VE3LNZ (145.050 MHz S) 1200 BAUD User Port linked to 19.2 Kb Back-Bone
VE3LNZ-R Node 748673
Event Call Signs:
Next VHARA meeting, Tuesday evening, Feb. 28, 2017, 7:30 pm, Police Department Building, Community Services Room, in Lindsay, 6 Victoria Ave., K9V 4E5, pre meeting dinner, this month, is undecided. 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
Postponed to a later date. Short Wave Listening, presented by Mark VE3LJQ
Swap Meet 2017???
We need to find a similar size room and vendor parking area, that is less expensive to rent, if we have a Swap Meet for 2017! Perhaps some church, with a ground floor room or something else that would be suitable.
Please make enquires at a place you might think would be a candidate and let the Exec know or let us know at the next VHARA meeting.
VHARA Radio Net - every Thursday at 8 pm, on repeater VE3LNZ
Upcoming! Fox Hunt - Pat and Ross were the winners of the Feb. Fox Hunt. Congratulations!
Jack VA3JFW has agreed to be the fox for the Mar. 11 Fox Hunt,
in the Bobcageon area at 11 am.
Other Upcoming Events - ???
VE3LNZ Antenna Change Out, Grasshill Repeater Site, Sept. 24, 2016 - Tower climbers, Martin VE3PWR and Doug VE3ATP. Ground crew, Mark VE3LJQ and Bill VE3WAH
Swap Meet September 17, 2016:
Field Day 2016 - Weekend, June 25 & 26. Location - Grasshill repeater site
20 Metre Antenna
40 Metre Antenna
Link To CANWARN 2016 Training Sessions Locations - all training sessions are now completed
Nuts and Volts - website/magazine for the electronics hobbyist. This is a terrific website/magazine
VHARA Contact Information:
Jeffery Paice VE3JCP
54 Elgin st.
email   ve3wah_at_yahoo.ca (replace _at_, with @ )
photos, information, etc, for posting on the vhara webpage, is always welcome
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