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.

 

 

Repeaters: 

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:

VE3LNZ-3

 

IRLP Node:

2870

 

EchoLink:

VE3LNZ-R     Node 748673

 

Event Call Signs:

VA3LNZ

VA3VHA

 

 

VHARA Club Meeting - Next meeting, Tuesday evening, Feburary 23, 7:30 pm, Police Department Building, Community Services Room, in Lindsay, 6 Victoria Ave., K9V 4E5

Meeting Speaker - TBD

VHARA SWAP MEET, Saturday Sept 17, 2016 - same location as last year, the Lindsay Masonic Lodge. Details of the Swap Meet will be determined during the meeting.

Note - The Remote HF Station presentation that was tentative for the Jan meeting, will hopefully be made at a future meeting.

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

 

2015 VHARA Amateur of the Year! - Len Visser VE3VSR was voted by the membership, as Amateur of the Year. Congratulations Len!

The voting was done at the VHARA November club meeting and the result of the vote was revealed at the VHARA Christmas dinner.

Thanks to Len and Stephen VA3KXP, for conducting the vote at the November meeting!

 

Silent Key - It is very sad to report that Glen Glisinski, VA3GTH passed away on Monday, December 14, 2015.

Glen was a very nice person and freely gave helpful advice to those with a computer or Amateur Radio, related question.

As a VHARA member Glen did a masterful job of promoting the VHARA Swap Meets.

 

 

VHARA Radio Netevery Thursday at 8 pm, on repeater VE3LNZ

 

Upcoming!  Fox Hunt -  Saturday, Feburary 20, 11 am, meet up location, Canadian Tire parking lot, Lindsay.  Foxes, Len VE3VSR & Stephen VA3KXP.

 

Other Upcoming Events -  ???

 

Swap Meet 2016 -  Saturday September 17, 2016.  Details to be determined, shortly.

Swap Meet Flyer will be available, shortly, after Club meeting in Feburary.

For info, temporary contact person is, Bill VE3WAH, VHARA President, email - ve3wah@gmail.com

 

 

 

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.

 

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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

Email: ve3jcp@rac.ca

 

Mailing Address:

VHARA

54 Elgin st.

Lindsay, Ontario

K9v3W5

 

Webmaster:

Bill   VE3WAH

email   ve3wah_at_yahoo.ca (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

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