Oct 12, 2017

VHFThe first two order periods for the ICOM VHF DSC Simulator were a huge success. Not only were there 40 units ordered across the country, there were several enquiries after the last order period closed. For those who missed the first two deadlines, there is now another opportunity to place an order for this excellent classroom value added teaching tool.

In cooperation with CPS-ECP, ICOM Canada has created a new VHF DSC Simulator that can add value for all Squadrons teaching the VHF Maritime Radio course. This simulator is now available to squadrons and districts to purchase through a simple build to order program. The next order period closes November 30, 2017 so place your order today to avoid disappointment.

ICOM Canada’s VHF DSC Simulator for CPS-ECP Features

• Created with actual ICOM VHF radios modified that will not actuate the Canadian Coast Guard Response Centre or other search and rescue agencies.

• Operation of actual radios used on pleasure craft, between fixed and portable units

• Can be used as a companion to the CPS-ECP Maritime Radio Course “Student Notes”

• Make DSC Distress Call, Regular Call, Individual Call, Group Call, Position Request Call, Position Report Call, Polling Request Call, Test Call, Position Reply

• Receives Distress Call, Distress Relay, Group Call/Geographic Area/All Ships Call

• Received Call Log

• DSC loop test to test the internal TX and RX signals at the audio frequency level without going “Over the Air”

• Preprogrammed fixed, portable and group MMSI numbers which will be known to be a test unit and will not respond to any calls for those MMSIs

• Radios have GPS units installed so that their location automatically appears on the display. If used in a “dead” GPS area, the information can be manually entered

• All radios are mounted in a heavy duty Pelican Case that contains the 12V power supply, 20ft of coax cable, cradle for handheld and the unit also has a circuit breaker for overload protection.

• Lid folds out as a stand for instructional purposes if you are in a seated position, but the radio can be easily changed so you can demonstrate it standing up.

• Make and receive standard voice calls on all active simplex channels between radios

• Professionalize your course instruction with “Real Radios” for students to use

Simulator Pricing
VHF DSC Simulator Price: $1,600.00
Deposit Required at Time of Order: $500.00
Balance Payment (Posted dated cheque) to be delivered at time of order:
Dated November 30, 2017 (plus applicable taxes by Province)
Shipping Cost: Billed at time of delivery and based on delivery location.

Simulator Production Schedule
Orders taken by National Office - This order period: October 1 to November 30, 2017
Production Period: December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018
Projected Delivery by: February 15, 2018

How to Order Your Simulator
To order your ICOM Canada VHF DSC Simulator please contact Lynda Green at the National Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 1-888-277-2628 ext. 0156.

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