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 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:



IRLP Node:




VE3LNZ-R     Node 748673


Event Call Signs:




Corn Roast/BBQ, Saturday Aug 26Doug VE3ATP is again, this year, hosting a corn roast/bbq for VHARA, COARC and Minden Club members, at the Grasshill site.

Doug is planning on building an 80M vertical antenna for operating the Band, during the corn roast.

Date is Saturday Aug 26, around 2 pm.  Details have been emailed out to VHARA members.


Next VHARA meeting, Tuesday evening, Sept, 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

Annual General Meeting (AGM)  -  Election of Executive for 2017-2018 year


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.

Outdoor Vendor tailgate space, $8

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 -


VHARA Radio Netevery Thursday at 8 pm, on repeater VE3LNZ


Upcoming!  Fox Hunt -  Saturday, August 19,2017

Next fox hunt -Saturday, August 19, 2017. Starting time 11:00am & meeting at the new Dollar Store parking lot in mall. Same perimeters; same frequency.
Ross & Pat were the winners of the last hunt so they are the 🦊 foxes for this hunt.
Hopefully, we can find a really good den within the parameters of the Club guidelines & we'll see what kind of goodies we can give out to participants.

Congrats to Pat VE3PGN and Ross VE3RQN for being first, to find the Fox, at the July Fox Hunt!

Other Upcoming Events -  ARRL Field Day, June 24-25 2017 -  VHARA Field Day will again be held at the Grasshill repeater site.

Any photos that you have of the VHARA Field Day, would be appreciated, for posting on this VHARA web page.

Please email you photos to Bill, (replace _at_, with @ )


Link To CANWARN 2017 Training Sessions Locationstraining has been completed.


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



Swap Meet September 17, 2016:

maple leaf communications

crowd pat and ross



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:

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)