Icom Canada
 
Icom Canada - Home Icom Canada - Contact Us Icom Canada - Site Map
   
 
 
 
 

ICOM CANADA'S CPS Electronics Instructor of the Year Awards

 

October 25, 2015

Each year Icom Canada presents awards at the annual Canadian Power Squandron General Meeting. This years 77th annual event took place in Niagara Falls and was attended by 325 members from across Canada and the U.S.

The Icom Electronics Instructor of the Year Award is given annually to 3 instructors deemed to be the best at teaching the Radio Operating Certificate class.

This years recipients were John Kabel (London, ON, Central Region), Jean Robert-Lavergne (Laterriere, QC, Quebec Region) and Mike Paterson (Nanoose Bay, BC, Western Region).

Congratulations and thank you for your hard work!

 

ICOM CANADA Sponsors Diane Reid in the 2013 Mini Transat Race

 

Icom Canada was proud to be a sponsor of Diane Reid in the 2013 Mini Transat Race. The race is 4300 mile solo race from France to Guadaloupe. Diane used an ICOM M424 VHF radio as well as the MA-500TR AIS Transponder.

Speaking with Diane she had this to say about the Icom products she used.

"The AIS repeatedly saved my life and saved my day in two ways.

 The first was that I could radio ships by name when the AIS showed that I was on a collision course with them.  This facilitated the rerouting of said commercial traffic so that I didn't get run over.  

The other was one I forgot to tell you about.  When I was under jury rig I felt it was really really important to get a message to the race director.  Imagine this....thousands of people back home in Canada are watching the race and my boat speed all of a sudden drops down to about 15% of what it was.  Clearly something is wrong, but we are not allowed to communicate off of the boat.   So, a couple of hours after I pushed the distress black button on my transponder to tell the race director that I had a problem onboard, I saw a commercial ship passing me on my AIS.  They were 18 miles away and steaming at 18 knots in the opposite direction of me.  The AIS allowed me to see their name, and the awesome strength and efficiency of the VHF allowed me to radio them and ask them to make a "ship to shore" call to the race director telling the race director the specifics of my situation, and also that I was going to need a tow when I got to Puerto Calero so that I didn't loose my rig.  If my AIS and VHF wasn't so awesome, this wouldn't have happened. "

Also during the race Diane became the "English Speaking Contingency Translator". This was for two reasons.

"The first was that people could hear me.  I constantly had skippers saying that they could always clearly hear me.  The other of course is because I speak french and english, so that helped too :-)"

Congratulations Diane on your amazing adventures.

adad

 

 
 
 
 

SHOWS and EVENTS 2016/2017

Event City Start Date
End Date
IWCE LAS VEGAS, NV March 27, 2017 March 31, 2017
KAMLOOPS EXPLORATION GROUP KAMLOOPS, BC April 4, 2017 April 5, 2017
35TH QUEBEC HAMFEST 2017 SOREL-TRACY, QC May 28, 2017 Mat 28, 2017
THE 41ST ANNUAL DURHAM HAMFEST PICKERING, ON April 29, 2017 April 29, 2017
TIMMINS MINING EXPO TIMMINS, ON May 31, 2017 June 1 , 2017
CANSEC OTTAWA, ON May 31, 2017 June 1 , 2017
SPRING BOAT, COTTAGE & OUTDOOR SHOW ORILLIA, ON June 9, 2017 June 11,2017
GLOBAL PETROLEUM CALGARY, AB June 13, 2017 June 15, 2017
CANADA'S FARM PROGRESS SHOW REGINA, SK June 21, 2017 June 23, 2017
CANADIAN OWNERS AND PILOTS ASSOCIATION KELOWNA, BC June 23, 2017 June 24, 2017
SAW TECH LOG EXPO RENFREW, ON June 23, 2017 June 25, 2017
MS BASSIN CHARITY KEMPTVILLE, ON July 29., 2017 July 29, 2017
ORILLIA WATERFRONT FESTIVAL ORILLIA, ON August 11, 2017 August 13, 2017
RIDEAU FERRY REGATTA RIDEAU FERRY, ON August 19, 2017 August 20, 2017
CANADIAN WIRELESS SHOW TORONTO, ON October 17, 2017 October 18, 2017
21ST ANNUAL HAMFEST OTTAWA, ON September 9, 2017 September 9, 2017
LARC HAMFEST 2017 DORCHESTER, ON September 17, 2017 September 17, 2017
PM EXPO TORONTO, ON November 29, 2017 December 1, 2017
 
 
Home | Products | Dealer List | Media/Events | About Us | Career | Warranty | Services | Archive | Contact Us | Site Map
 
Copyright © Icom Canada