Aug 9, 2018

VHFIn 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 September 15, 2018 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

• 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 issued by ISED 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

• Contained within a very durable Pelican case with plug-in 12 volt power and circuit breaker

• Lid folds out as a stand for the unit

• 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 September 15, 2018 (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: August 1 – September 15, 2018
Production Period: September 15 to October 15, 2018
Delivery by: October 31, 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.

Valvetech Bridgewater MarinaFor many years now, we have used gasoline in our cars and trucks that contains some amount of ethanol, a form of alcohol, and just as a few drops of water combine almost instantly in your Scotch, moisture from the atmosphere can combine with the ethanol in the gasoline that is in your boat’s fuel tank.

Your motor vehicle has a sealed fuel system to control evaporative losses that are a source of air pollution. Fuel is moved into the engine under pressure and any drips that might escape, drop onto the pavement. The engine is open to the pavement below. In an inboard boat, the hull is below the engine and any drips will collect in the bilge with potentially explosive consequences. 

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Grand Banks 60 SkyloungeThe Canadian market has always been a tough nut for yacht designers to figure out. Summer days get really hot; other days are downright cold. There is always the chance things could change in the blink of an eye and let’s be honest, who among us hasn’t stepped off the boat wearing shorts, flip flops and a warm jacket? Canadian yachting has always been a world of contradictions, which is why designing cruising yachts for this market has never been easy. It’s not like Florida or the Med, where weather is dependable throughout the year.

 

 

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ILCA DinghyAustin, Texas, USA (25 April 2019) – In the wake of last month’s termination of its contract with its European builder, the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) announced today that, from 25 April 2019, all new, class-approved boats will be sold and raced under the “ILCA Dinghy” name. This change will have no impact on existing ILCA-authorized boats and equipment, which will be able to race alongside ILCA Dinghies in all class sanctioned events.


“It’s a big change for a racing class that hasn’t seen anything like this in our almost 50- year history,” said Class President Tracy Usher.

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The DocksBy Katherine Stone

Docks are well-lit and wide to accommodate dock carts.

Steeped in tradition that goes back to one of the oldest towns in Canada west of Quebec City, is Penetanguishene. This bilingual community of 9,000 is located in the middle of Huronia on the southeasterly tip of Georgian Bay in Simcoe Country, Ontario. The name is believed to have been derived from Algonquin (also believed to have come from the Wendat, Abenaki and Ojibwe tribes) meaning “place of the white rolling sands”. 

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