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;



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


Fox Hunt, Saturday July 25, 1 pm, 2015 - Meet at the Tim Hortons parking lot in Bobcageon.

Saturday June 6, 11:00 am to 1 pmThe winner of the Fox Hunt was Barry VE3BLM. Congrats to Barry! The other hunters were Rick VE3IQZ, John VA3NW, Stephen VA3KXP, Len VE3VSR, Pat and Ross VE3PGN VE3RQN and Tom VE3KZJ.


Swap Meet 2015:

The VHARA 2015 Swap Meet will be held on August 29, 2015, at the same location as last year, Masonic Temple, 10 Ridout Street, Lindsay, ON

An informal, pre Swap Meet, final planning meeting/dinner will be held Tues. Aug 25, 5:45 pm at Neabors restaurant, in the Lindsay shopping mall.

VHARA Swap Meet Flyer

Interactive Google Map Location

Map Location Link - Static Google Map and Lat & Long

 Some of the details and volunteers have yet to be determined.  May 15, 2015. Quite a few of the indoor 6' vendor spaces have now been spoken for.  If you want to purchase a space it is advised that you do so, soon!

Maple Leaf Communications will again be in attendance, at this years Swap Meet.


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