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:





Next VHARA meeting, Tuesday evening, Oct 24, 2017, 7:30 pm (Note: this is a week early, due to our normal meeting date, which this year was Halloween night)

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 - Show and Tell - members to bring an item, they want to show and tell something about.


The VHARA Executive for the 2017/2018 year was elected at the Sept. meeting.  The previous Executive agreed to stand for another year and all were voted in, by the membership.


VHARA Membership Dues are now to be paid up, as of this September.


VHARA CHRISTMAS DINNER - an email was sent out to VHARA members, for a possible dinner at either the Lindsay Golf and Country Club or Konstantines restaurant (Lindsay).

The VHARA Christmas dinner is open to anyone, who wishes to join the group for a nice dinner. Please email Bill VE3WAH, at the email address, ( replace the _at_, with @ ), if you would like to join in!


At this time, there does not appear to be enough club members, who have responded, to have a Christmas dinner.



VHARA Swap Meet 2017 -  Saturday Sept. 16

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


Swap Meet Contact person -  Bill Hopkins VE3WAH,  email -


Draw Prize winners are as noted - Thank you very much to the following businesses for Draw prize donations:


Maple Leaf Communications, $75 gift certificate  -  Congrats to Barry VE3BLM

1 yr membership in TFMCS - Congrats to Barry VA3BB

On The Spot Variety, Minden,  $25 LCBO gift card - Congrats to Pat VE3PGN

Village Chalet Family Restaurant, Minden, $25 gift certificate - Congrats to Rick VE3IQZ

Stedmans V&S, Minden, $20 gift certificate - Congrats to Ernie VE3ERN

Minden River Cone (ice cream voucher) - Congrats to  John Hemingway (1 voucher) and Brenda Wilson (1 voucher)

Stanley Socket set (approximate $45 value)- Congrats to Rick VE3IQZ

Work Gloves - Congrats to Phyllis Bell

Work Gloves - Congrats to Tom VE3KZJ

Ball Cap (donated by Shoppers Drug Mart, Minden)- Congrats to Ward VE3WGK

LED Flashlight - Randy VE3DIV


The winners who were not present to claim their prize, will be contacted, to determine how they will pick up their prize.

Thanks also to Pat VE3RQN and Pat VE3PGN  and  Jack VA3JFW and Lil and Ernie VE3ERN, for their donation of a Swap Meet prize/prizes


VHARA Radio Netevery Thursday at 8 pm, on repeater VE3LNZ



Upcoming!  Fox Hunt -  Saturday, Oct. 28, Bobcaygeon

Len VE3VSR and Stephen VA3KXP will be the foxes.

The next VHARA FoxHunt will be October 28, 2017 @ 11:00 AM. The starting location will be the north parking lot of Tim Hortons in Bobcageon. The fox will be located within a 7.4 km radius. The frequency will be 146.580 simplex. The fox will transmit one minute on and one minute off and will transmit using 5 watts. We will be going to Just for the Halibut for lunch after the event completes

I believe Congrats go to Len VE3VSR and Stephen VA3KXP  for being first, to find the Fox, at the Sept. Fox Hunt!

VHARA ARRL Field Day, June 24-25 2017 -

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)