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 two 2 meter FM voice repeaters, VE3LNZ (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.


VHARA Executive 2014/2015

 Len VE3VSR, President;  Doug VE3ATB, Vice President;  Tom VE3KZJ, Treasurer;  Grant VA3GBJ, Secretary



VE3LNZ   (147.195 MHz +)    With optional Linked Access to the VE3ULR system

VA3MIN   (145.210 MHz -)    With optional Linked Access to VE3LNZ

A new Yaesu Fusion DR-1X Digital/Analoque Repeater is on order.  The operating frequency to be used, will be determined and will be either VHF or UHF.  The Repeater was obtained through a special promotion from Yaesu, for established Amateur Radio Clubs and the cost was very generously covered by a donation from an anonymous donor.  A very big thank you to our donor!


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:





VHARA Club Meeting - Tuesday evening, September 29, 7:30 pm, Police Department Building, Community Services Room, in Lindsay, 6 Victoria Ave., K9V 4E5

Agenda - Election of the Executive for 2015/2016.  Nominations are:  President, Bill VE3WAH;  Vice President, Doug VE3ATB;  Treasurer, Tom VE3KZJ;  Secretary, Grant VA3GBJ;

Note:  Membership payment for the 2015/2016 year, is due at the September meeting.



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


Fox Hunt, Saturday September 19, 11:00 am, Fenelon Falls
Here are the details:
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Start Location: Tim Horton's/Sobeys parking lot in Fenelon.
The duration of the hunt will be (2) two hours and will terminated at 1:00 PM if all hunters have not found the fox team by then.
Fox Team will Stephen VA3KXP & Len VE3VSR.
Sun Ming (Chinese restaurant) on the Main Street in Fenelon Falls will be the meeting place after the Fox Hunt


Swap Meet August 29, 2015:

The VHARA 2015 Swap Meet was a great success.  The weather was very nice and the attendance was good with a good number of Vendors.

Some pictures will be posted shortly.


Field Day 2015, June 27-28 : VHARA Grasshill Repeater site

The VHARA Field Day was a great success! I believe the radio operators exceded the number of contacts, that was made last year.

The food and refreshments were excellent.  Thanks to everyone who contributed food, supplies etc.

It was a wet and windy weekend and thanks goes to Doug VE3ATB for the supply of the very nice tent shelters and Martin VE3PWR for the large tarp, to help keep the rain from getting on the operators and equipment.

Tom VA3TVK brought his lawn tractor, on Friday, to mow the tall grass.


Link To CANWARN Training Sessions for 2015  - Sessions are now completed for this year.


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)

RAC Affiliated club  22


Field Day Photos at Grasshill Repeater 2015 -   thanks to Martin VE3PWR and Jim VA3PII





tent setup

20M operators

20M operator

40M vertical

tv tower wire antenna

rain tent


lunch tent

tent group 

va3znq group

va3znq tent night