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.

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