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.

Cowichan Bay to Genoa Bay – Almost the Gulf Islands

Cowichan Bay to Genoa Bay – Almost the Gulf Islands

 By Catherine Dook

“So you’re going offshore to Genoa Bay,” said an old salt at coffee that morning. Genoa Bay was 15 minutes away from our homeport of Cowichan Bay and hardly counted as offshore, but it was our first destination that fall. The fog had socked us in all that morning, so John and I drank coffee and gossiped with the neighbours while waiting for the weather to lift. We’d provisioned with cans of chilli, a sack of apples, and tanks full of water. We’d tested the engine and the anchor winch. We were ready.

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 By: Katherine Stone

Two-hundred-year-old homes are what ghost stories are made of, and Beaconsfield Yacht Club (BYC) has its fair share of both. Although no one has seen any apparitions, a former club restaurant manager swore she could feel a presence whenever she went down to the cellar to get supplies.

Shift back to the beginnings of an area known as Beaurepaire. The first land concession on Lake Saint Louis at Pointe Beaurepaire was obtained from the Sulpicians by Jean Guénet in 1678. 

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A Trip To Iconic Italian Yachtbuilder Riva And Lake Como

Riva And Lake ComoStory And Photos By Iain Macmillan

Eyes turn and conversations on shore pause as one boat in particular approaches the Grand Hotel Serbelloni’s jetty that extends out into the sparkling blue waters of Lake Como off Bellagio, northern Italy. It’s not because the Clooneys, George Lucas or Richard Branson are on board, not this time anyway, the attention is on the boat itself. The world’s most valuable, most magnificent mahogany launch, a classic 1960s Riva Aquarama, is paired appropriately with Como’s most prestigious hotel, its Michelin star dining room and suites that have housed royalty; a perfect mix of pleasure, luxury and a distinguished history.

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