Sept 14, 2017

VHFFor many years P/C/C Norm Dyck was looking to Icom to build a VHF DSC Simulator that could be used by our ROC-M instructors in their Radio course. So after much work by CPS-ECP and Icom on the design and testing of this unit we introduced the first working model at the CPS-ECP 2016 conference in Vancouver.

This VHF-DSC Simulator has many exciting features that enable the instructor to demonstrate not only a DSC call, but also how to make a regular DSC call.

The unit is packaged in a rugged high impact waterproof case with a Icom handheld M93D Radio and a M324G GPS base station radio built into it. All the power supplies are circuit breaker protected and integrated into the case with 20ft of cable so that it enables the student to communicate with the instructor or another student in another room.

The units are pre programmed with their own unique MMSI numbers that has been registered with Industry Canada as Test & Demo Unit with a Do Not Respond Protocol .

CPS-ECP Squadrons across the country have almost 40 of these units that will be used in their ROC(M) classes and also demonstrated at other functions.

If you would like more information on this unit please contact the local CPS-ECP Squadron in your area or National Office.


KillarneyStory and Photos by: Jennifer Harker

We’re aboard Attigouatan, a Pursuit 2260 that normally lives life as a friend’s cottage boat, running back and forth from dock to dock. This will be her longest run in four years, travelling the approximately 120 kilometres (80 miles) northwest from Parry Sound to Killarney, threading our way through the northern reaches of the stunning 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay’s eastern shoreline.

Her name evokes an early indigenous name for Lake Huron – Spirit Lake. 

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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440By Zuzana Prochazka

There are few things more satisfying than watching someone thumb their nose at tradition and introduce something revolutionary that kicks convention to the curb. French designer, Philippe Briand, has done just that for Jenneau’s new line of Sun Odyssey family cruisers. By starting with a clean sheet, Briand re-thought how we move about on deck and below, and the results on the Jeanneau 440 are game changing.

Jeanneau unveiled the first hull of their 440 in Annapolis with dramatic flair. On command, the plastic that sheathed half the boat...

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