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  Note - The repeater is down, due to a hardware failure. The equipment will need to go out for repair.

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, Apr. 24, 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



New Date Fox Hunt - See below. Congrats to Len VE3VSR and Stephen VA3KXP for winning the March Fox Hunt!

Due to the nasty weather for Saturday April 14, the Fox Hunt date has been changed.  See below for the new date.

The next VHARA FoxHunt will be May 19, 2018 @ 11:00 AM.  The starting location will be the parking lot of Tim Hortons in Fenelon Falls.  The frequency will be 146.580 simplex.  The fox will transmit one minute on and one minute off and will transmit using 5 watts.  

The Boundaries will be as follows;

- the village of Cameron (hwy  35 and Long Beach Road)
- corner of hwy  35 and Glenarm Road
- intersection of  hwy 121, county road 8, northland road
- village of Sturgeon Point 

The after event luncheon location has not been decided as yet.

Thank you and 73,

Stephen Cook (VA3KXP)        Len Visser (VE3VSR),


 VHARA Radio Netevery Thursday at 8 pm, on repeater VE3LNZ


CANWARN Training - Monday, May 14, 7 pm, Peterborough Lawn Bowling Club (same place as in previous years)


VHARA ARRL Field Day 2018 -  at the Jan VHARA meeting, it was decided, to again take part in Field Day, at the Grasshill Repeater site.  Details to follow.



NEW!   VHARA Swap Meet 2018 -  Saturday Sept. 15

Bobcaygeon Legion, 96 King St. E.


BTW Electronics in Lindsay, will have a vendor table. Go to their web page,   to see what Brian's store has to offer. 

Swap Meet Contact person -  Bill VE3WAH,  email -


Bobcaygeon Legion Swap Meet 2017





len ve3vsr

mario the tube quy

club table

tailgaters Mark


VHARA ARRL Field Day, June 24-25 2017


6M Beam Ron VE3ZNQ


6M Beam Rons truck


6M Beam Ron and Mark


80 M wire antenna


80M wire antenna2


antenna crew





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:

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)