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.


NEW!  VHARA Executive 2015/2016

 Bill VE3WAH, 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 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 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 - Next meeting, Tuesday evening, October 27, 7:30 pm, Police Department Building, Community Services Room, in Lindsay, 6 Victoria Ave., K9V 4E5

Sept. AGM Meeting.  New Executive for 2015/2016 is:  President, Bill VE3WAH;  Vice President, Doug VE3ATB;  Treasurer, Tom VE3KZJ;  Secretary, Grant VA3GBJ;

Thank you Len VE3VSR, for the excellent work you did for VHARA, as President, for the past 2 years!

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



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


Fox Hunt, Saturday November  7,    John VA3NW won the September Fox Hunt
Here are the details:
Start Time: 11 AM
Start Location: TBD  (somewhere around Omemee)
Fox will be John VA3NW


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