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.




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 has been received An antenna will need to be installed, at the repeater site and the operating frequency will be a new VHF frequency The Repeater is currently running under test purposes, on another Repeater site.


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 - Next meeting, Tuesday evening, January 26, 7:30 pm, Police Department Building, Community Services Room, in Lindsay, 6 Victoria Ave., K9V 4E5

Meeting Speaker - (tentative)  How to operate the HF remote transceiver, located at the VE3LNZ repeater site.

Note:  Membership payment for the 2015/2016 year, is now due.


VHARA Christmas Dinner - Sunday Dec. 13, Time - 1:30 pm, Location - Lindsay Golf and Country Club,  Lindsay St.      Feel free to arrive at 1 pm, if you would like to socialize a bit, before the buffet is open.

Everyone is welcome, to the dinner!

Meal Selection - A Roasted Turkey Buffet and all the fixings!

Pricing - $16/person       Prices subject to applicable taxes plus 15 % gratuity (approx. $20 total).  Payment to be made by each person, to the server.

We will be seated in the Side Room, which has seating for 25 people. Please let the Exec know if you expect to be going to the dinner, so that we can make sure the seating limit is not exceeded.

Currently there 21 people who expect to attend the Christmas dinner. 



VHARA Radio Netevery Thursday at 8 pm, on repeater VE3LNZ


Fox Hunt -  Saturday, January 9, 11 am, meet up location TBD.  John VA3NW won the November Fox Hunt, so he will be the fox for the January hunt.


Upcoming Events -  Rally of the Tall PinesCar Rally, November 27-28  around the Bancroft area.  Amateur Radio operators help with providing communications for the event.


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.

Grand Draw Prize Winner!        Stephen  VA3KXP        $100 Gift Certificate from Maple Leaf Communications

A number of other Draw Prizes, which were generously donated by people, were also drawn for.


inside vendors

vendor maple leaf

outside vendors

draw prizes


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