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, Jan. 30, 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 - Brian from BTW Electronics Parts of Lindsay will be giving a talk about what his store has to offer.

If you see something on the store web site, that you want to purchase, talk to Brian and he might be able to bring it to the VHARA meeting, for you.




2017 VHARA Amateur Of The Year -  at the VHARA Dec 3, Christmas dinner, it was announced that Bill VE3WAH, was voted as the Club's Amateur Of The Year.  Thank you, everyone for your support!



Upcoming!  Fox Hunt -  Feb. 10 , 2018  Stephen VA3KXP and Len VE3LSR will be the foxes, for the next Fox Hunt.

The details are as follows:  The next VHARA FoxHunt will be February 10, 2018 @ 11:00 AM.  The starting location will be the north parking lot of Tim Hortons in Bobcageon.  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.


VHARA Radio Netevery Thursday at 8 pm, on repeater VE3LNZ


VHARA Swap Meet 2017 -  Saturday Sept. 16

Bobcaygeon Legion





len ve3vsr

mario the tube quy

club table

tailgaters Mark


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 @ )


6M Beam Ron VE3ZNQ


6M Beam Rons truck


6M Beam Ron and Mark


80 M wire antenna


80M wire antenna2


antenna crew




Link To CANWARN 2017 Training Sessions Locationstraining has been completed.


Link to an Informative video about Ham Radio - this 30 minute video was done by the CTV television channel and features the Toronto Amateur Radio Club, TARC.

Thanks to Merv VE3MRV for sending me the Link!


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)