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.




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


Yaesu Fusion DR-1X Digital/Analoque Repeater is now operational!  Freq.  146.925 (-) MHz, CTCSS Tone 156.7


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:




Note: Due to a technical problem at the Repeater site, the VHARA web page is temporarily being served from a different source.


VHARA Membership Dues - The membership dues for the 2016-2017 year will be payable at the September meeting.  Same amount as last year $30.

Thank you, very much for your continued support!

At the September AGM, the Exec. for the 2016/2017 year was voted in and they are the same people and positions, as served for the 2015/2016 year.


Next VHARA meeting, Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, 2016, 7:30 pm, Police Department Building, Community Services Room, in Lindsay, 6 Victoria Ave., K9V 4E5 pre meeting dinner, this month, will be at Smitty's Reastaurant, Lindsay, 5:45 pm!

Meeting Topic - Show and Tell - if you have some article ( antenna, radio, gadget, etc) that you could show off to the members and talk about for a few minutes, please bring it to the October meeting.

Oct 11, Postponed to a later date.   Short Wave Listening, presented by Mark VE3LJQ

Membership renewal for 2016/2017 year.



Swap Meet 2016 -  Saturday September 17, 2016Lindsay Masonic Lodge, same location as last year.

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 Oct VHARA meeting.


 2016 Prize List - thanks very much to the following businesses for their donations.

1 Gift coupon from Maple Leaf Communications

1 yr membership to the TFMCS (Toronto FM Repeater Society)

1 $20 Gift voucher to Neabors Restaurant, Lindsay

1 $20 Gift voucher to Neabors Restaurant, Lindsay

1 4-pack of Armoural Wipes, from Canadian Tire Lindsay. A $20 retail value

A Nature's Way decorative cedar bird feeder with suet, from the TSC store, Lindsay. A $39 retail value

A Motor Trend battery powered lantern, 3 watt Cree Led, 7 hour battery life, from Home Hardware, Kent St, Lindsay. Retails for $40 


Congratulations to Rick VE3IQZ, from Peterborough, who was the winner of the $100 Gift Certificate from Maple Leaf Communications!

Congratulations to all the other winners of the other Draw Prizes!


The 2016 VHARA Swap meet was very well attended and the Swap Meet workers did a great job of running a successful event!



BBQ/Picnic  - The Picnic on Saturday Sept 10, was well attended and the weather turned out to be very nice.  Thank you Doug, for hosting the BBQ!

VHARA members!
Doug VA3ATP announced that he will be hosting  a bbq/picnic for the VHARA, MARC, TBF and COARC club members.


VHARA Radio Netevery Thursday at 8 pm, on repeater VE3LNZ


Upcoming!  Fox Hunt -  Oct 22 at Bobcageon


Other Upcoming Events -  Ancaster, ON  Hamfest, Oct. 1 2016, at the Ancaster Fairgrounds.  Hosted by the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club


York Region ARC Hamfest, Sat. Nov. 5, Markham Fairgrounds



Field Day 2016 - Weekend, June 25 & 26.  Location - Grasshill repeater site

Please email your Field Day digital photos to - (replace _at_, with @ )

for posting on the vhara webpage.


20 Metre Antenna

20M antenna


40 Metre Antenna

40M antenna


40M antenna2


Link To CANWARN 2016 Training Sessions Locations - all training sessions are now completed




Swap Meet September 17, 2016:


maple leaf communications

crowd pat and ross




tailgater bob

vhara banner




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



Link To VHARA Membership Registration


VHARA Contact Information:

Jeffery Paice   VE3JCP

Ph.#  (705)-374-5559



Mailing Address:


54 Elgin st.

Lindsay, Ontario




Bill   VE3WAH

email (replace _at_, with @ )

photos, information, etc, for posting on the vhara webpage, is always welcome


RAC Region:

Ontario East (ONE)