It’s easy to make a ‘New Year’s Resolution’.
Something you want to do, think you ought to do, even promise to do….. something that will be good and hopefully change you (in a good way)….. We have a ‘new year’s resolution’ to improve the training facilities that we offer each year. The best way to do that is to research it, plan it, then do it.
Yesterday we received our new Handheld ‘Icom m93 DSC’ digital training radios. These comprised two demonstration units for the classroom and a fully functioning unit for the boats. As technology has changed, the offering to us as leisure and commercial boaters has improved. We wanted to give students equipment that is for sale currently. kit that demonstrates the best in current technology. Kit that we believe to be the best on the market.
We’ve always used ICOM radios, because they feel great and they work well. The technology is up to date and well researched and the customer support is unparalled. Whether I’m chatting with ‘Virgil’ in tech support or ‘Ian’ in marketing, they both treat me like a valued customer. Never like the random, gadget obsessed, attention deficit boater than I may appear to be.
A week ago, we ran various polls across our social media channels to find out what sort of VHF radio equipment people were using. This enabled us to quickly see that our audiences are using Digital handheld units to compliment the fixed VHF radios on board their boats
We purchased the M93 DSC radios knowing that we would be supported by ICOM and that they would perform adequately in both Classroom and water based environments. There are a number of VHF courses taking place over the next two months. We will be testing the units out at sea. In a couple of weeks I hope to give a report on, hopefully, how well the M93 is fitting in.