HR2 : High Residence Receiver

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    The feature rich HR2 (High Residence Version 2) Receiver is an excellent choice for tracking many fish with higher accuracy than ever before using our family of 180 kHz transmitters (V5 and V9).

    Track more fish in less time and with more accuracy than ever before

    The HR2 and HR telemetry system was designed specifically to allow researchers to monitor or position many tagged animals with sub-meter accuracy.

    The HR2 is capable of decoding two different methods of transmitting IDs to satisfy different study design objectives. To remain backward compatible with VR2W receivers, the HR2 can detect tags transmitting our traditional PPM (pulse position modulation) and the new HR transmissions at the same time. This means that you can use the HR2 with your existing VR2W-180 receivers in collaboration with other researchers in a large scale monitoring network or you can use HR2 receivers to set up a small scale positioning experiment.

    HR2s are currently being used to monitor and position migrating salmon in rivers, eels migrating to sea and non-native predator impacts on native fish.


    • High residence studies of hundreds of tagged animals
    • Frequent and precise positioning of fish (i.e. sub-meter every second depending on tag transmission rate)
    • Monitor migration survival
    • Monitor predator and prey behavior
    • Multi-frequency: detects two transmission systems simultaneously (PPM & HR) to support high residence and long term monitoring studies
    • Flexible: detects VEMCO’s family of high frequency tags (weighing 0.42g to 2.0g) making it ideal for juvenile to large fish (20g+ weight)
    • Real-time data access and precise positioning (standalone or cabled)


    For more details, see Downloads section.

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    Weight 2.88 kg (Lithium battery); 3.16 kg (Alkaline battery)
    Dimensions Length 40 cm (15.9 inches); Diameter 10 cm (3.9 inches)
    Power supply Internal Lithium or Alkaline battery pack and optional external power supply: 10-30 VDC
    Battery life 6 months (Lithium);  2 months (Alkaline)
    Temperature Limit -5°C to +40°C (Water must not freeze)
    Depth 300m (440 psi)
    Frequency 180 kHz
    PC Software fathom
    Data Capacity and Type PPM/HR: (170,000,000 detections)
    Diagnostics Transmitted signal strength, receiver noise, tilt, temperature, battery capacity, etc.
    Transponding 2 way acoustic communications between the HR2 and the researcher at the surface (requires a VR100 Deck Box and 180 kHz transponding hydrophone, both sold separately)
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