Next Meeting: Oct. 3rd at 7:30pm

Reminder: Clubhouse will be open early for those wishing to use the club's HF stations!!

October is election month for club officers and certain members of the Board of Directors (BoD).

The Nominating Commitee has carefully reviewed each member and selected a person for each position.

It is the recommendation of the Nominating Commitee to retain the current club officers and Board of Directors.

The floor will be open for nominations prior to voting should you wish to nominate somebody else for the positions.

All officer positions and Phil's BoD position are up for election this year.

****Please note****

You must have your dues paid in full BEFORE you can vote in this please bring your $20 bill to the meeting.

We will be voting on the proposed changes to the Club By-laws. You can read these proposed changes by clicking on the "BY-LAWS" tab at the top of this website.

Time is running out to bid on this ICOM R2

Recent donations have provided HSARC with several radios. One was turned into the club's HF digital station and another will be used with a UHF repeater to provide emergency HF communications as part of an ongoing relationship with FEMA and Fall River County Emergency Management.

This radio is currently up for bid. Must be a current club member to bid on item.

ICOM R2 Receiver (please note that this is a RECEIVER only....not a transceiver)

IC-R2 Specifications


Frequency Range (U.S.A. version):
0.495-823.995 MHz
849.0-868.995 MHz
894.0-1300.995 MHz
Mode: FM, WFM AM
Tuning Steps: 5, 6.25, 9, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50, 100 kHz
Scan/Search Speeds: 10 channels per second/30 steps per second
Number of Memory Channels: 450 (400 regular, 50 scan edges)
Usable Temperature Range: -10°C to +50°C; +14°F to +122°F
Current Drain (at 3.0 V DC):
Rated Audio: 170 mA typ.
Standby: 100 mA typ.
Power Saved: 41 mA typ.
Power Supply Requirement: 2 x AA (R6) Ni-Cd or alkaline cells
Antenna Connector: SMA (50 ohms)
Dimensions: 58(W) x 86(H) x 27(D) mm, 2.3(W) x 3.4(H) x 1.1(D) in (projections not included)
Weight: 170 kg; 6 oz.


Receive System: Triple conversion superheterodyne
Intermediate Freq.
1st: 266.7 MHz
2nd: 19.65 MHz
3rd: 450 kHz
Sensitivity (except spurious points; typical):
FM (at 12 dB SINAD)
1.625 - 5.0 MHz, 0.4 µV
5.005 - 29.995 MHz, 0.25 µV
30 - 117.995 MHz, 0.2 µV
118 - 174.995 MHz, 0.18 µV
175 - 329.995 MHz, 0.22 µV
330 - 429.995 MHz, 0.25 µV
430 - 450 MHz, 0.22 µV
450.005 - 469.995 MHz, 0.25 µV
470 - 999.995 MHz, 0.28 µV
1000+ MHz, 0.45 µV
WFM (at 12 dB SINAD):
76 - 108 MHz, 0.71 µV
175 - 221.995 MHz, 0.71 µV
470 - 770 MHz, 1.0 µV
AM (at 10 dB S/N):
0.495 - 5 MHz, 1.3 µV
5.005 - 30 MHz, 0.79 µV
118 - 136 MHz, 0.63 µV
222 - 246.995 MHz, 0.63 µV
247 - 329.995 MHz, 0.71 µV
AM, FM: More than 15 kHz/6 dB, Less than 30 kHz/60 dB
WFM: More than 150 kHz/8 dB
Audio Output Power: 100 mW typical, at 10% distortion with an 8 ohm load.
External Speaker Connector: 3-conductor 3.5(d) mm (1/8")/8 ohms

This radio is currently up for auction and will be awarded to the highest bidder at the June club meeting. Current bid is $50.