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, Sept 26, 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

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 - 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.



Silent Key - I am sorry to report that Jeff VE3JCP has passed away.  Jeff served as Secretary of the VHARA Club for many years.

VHARA Radio Netevery Thursday at 8 pm, on repeater VE3LNZ


Upcoming!  Fox Hunt -  Saturday, Sept 23, 11 am, Bobcageon


Jack VA3JFW will be the Fox and this is his info:

Bobcaygeon on the 23rd of Sept. starting at 11am....hunters will meet at the north parking lot of Tim Hortons on King st. the freq. will be the usual...146.580...simplex... the fox will transmit one minute on and one minute off....using 5 watts........we usually go to JUST FOR THE HALIBUT restaurant after the hunt.

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

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)