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 COARC 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, May 28, 2019, 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




New ARRL portal website for contests -


Fox Hunt - 

Hello VHARA members and interested amateurs,
The date for the next VHARA fox hunt will be May 25th,  in Bobcaygeon...   starting at the Tim Horton`s parking lot at 11 am.
Frequency 146.580 using 5 watts.
You must cross at least one  bridge.   The fox will be within five miles [not kilometers] of the  start.
The Fox will be Jack VA3JFW. 
Please refer to VHARA guidelines in the attachment.
Regards and 73,
Grant VA3GBJ
VHARA secretary



2019 CANWARN Training - an email from the CANWARN Environment Canada people has been sent out which lists some of the training Venues for 2019.

However they are cutting back on the number of training Venues for this year and there appears to be, at this time, no training available for the Lindsay/Peterborough area.


VHARA Radio Net every Thursday at 8 pm, on repeater VE3LNZ


VHARA Swap Meet 2019Planning is under way!



VHARA Christmas Dinner 2019



Year 2018 Draw Prize Winners -

 RadioWorld Gift Cards, $50,  Yury, Toronto

RadioWorld Gift Cards, $50, John VA3NW, Peterborough

Gift Basket, Strang's Valu-mart Grocery, Bobcaygeon,  Glen VE3LIZ, Oshawa

50 pc Benchmark Screw Driver Set, Stephen VA3KXP


Year 2018 Door Prize Draws - free draws, with admission, see photos below.

Thank you very much to the following businesses for donating a prize to the VHARA Club Swap Meet Draws.

The Swap Meet helps raise funds for the VHARA Club, to help pay our insurance costs, etc.

RadioWorld, Toronto; Canadian Tire, Lindsay; Strang's Valu-mart, Bobcaygeon; Home Hardware, Lindsay; Swiss Chalet, Lindsay; Home Hardware, Bobcaygeon; Eggsmart, Bobcaygeon; Just For The Halibut, Bobcaygeon; The Full Cup Cafe, Bobcaygeon; Kawartha Computers, Bobcaygeon


 Year 2018 Swap Meet Contact person -  Bill VE3WAH,  email -



VHARA ARRL Field Day Contest, Saturday June 23-24, 2018 - A very successful Field day was achieved,  Lots of radio contacts were made and the BBQ and social time was well attended with 21 people attending this years event.

If anyone has photos of the Field day that they would like to share, please email them to me and I will put them here, on the vhara web page.  Bill VE3WAH



VHARA Bobcaygeon Legion Swap Meet 2018




BTW Electronics Lindsay

btw electronics

Draw Prizes - RadioWorld Gift Cards

radioworld gift cards

Free Door Prizes

door prizes



VHARA Christmas Dinner

From VHARA President, Doug VA3DLJ

“Special thanks to those involved in arranging the Christmas gatherings this year… Pat for Lindsay, plus Marlene and Lillian for Minden. Very enjoyable times to celebrate the season. Good times were had by all.

The photo is of the buffet at the Minden Christmas dinner at the Peppermill. Special thanks to Santa (Lillian SWL) ”


minden xmas dinner



VHARA ARRL Field Day, June 24-25 2018

photos to be posted


Remote HF Vertical Antenna  -  A new remote hf vertical antennae has been installed at the Grasshill repeater site.

Thank you to Doug VE3ATP and Vic VE3JAR for providing the antenna and doing the install!!!

remote hf antenna

remote hf antenna2

remote hf antenna3

remote hf antenna4



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





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



Link To VHARA Membership Registration


VHARA Contact Information:


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)