ICOM, the manufacturer of marine radios and other electronic safety equipment, has provided two radios on loan to the Narooma division of Marine Rescue NSW.
The radios are for the boating public to experience hands-on training to see the full benefits of Digital Select Calling (DSC) and distress and safety features of these radios.
Special project officer with the Narooma division Ian Noormets said the radios had been modified by technical staff at ICOM Australia to stop any distress messages being generated by the public during training thus avoiding alarming rescue authorities.
“ICOM Australia has gone out of their way to assist the Narooma Division and we appreciate their efforts,” Mr Noormets said.
A free seminar to the public will be held at the Narooma Sports and Service Club in the downstairs conference room on January 10-11 from 7.45pm to 9.45pm.
“So if you miss one night you can catch it on the other night.”