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.

My Big Fat Greek Charter

My Big Fat Greek CharterBy Mark Stevens
Photos by: Sharon Matthews-Stevens

We did breakfast yesterday in the Greek port of Piraeus, just outside Athens:strong coffee, crisp bacon, fresh bread, and omelets spiked with Feta Cheese.

We did dinner last night, al fresco, in a village called Perdika on the island of Aegina.

Sometime over dinner it hit me;I knew I was on to something. Raising a glass of ouzo, I toasted my wife, Sharon, and our friends and crew, Ed and Kim North.

“Forget about weddings,” I said, referring to a hit movie penned by a Canadian of Greek ancestry named Nia Vardalos. “Welcome to my Big Fat Greek Charter.”

Read more about their greek charter.....





Canadian Yachting Digital April 2018



Jeanneau NC 33

Jeanneau NC 33By John Armstrong and Andy Adams

Jeanneau’s newest NC model is the NC 33, and it’s an exciting and innovative inboard cruiser ideally suited to young families or couples.

Nick Harvey, President of Jeanneau America wanted to emphasize that their new NC 33 features a hull design by Michael Peters. Peters’ hand has been on many of the company’s recent designs and strong performance and excellent sea-keeping are to be expected.

At an overall length of 34.5” and equipped with twin engines, the NC 33 has been designed to fit in between Jeanneau’s NC 9(30’11” with a single engine) and the NC 11 at 36’6” and with twin engines.

Read more about the Jeanneau NC 33.....