I completed teaching the ROC(M) course 02 March to the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue – RCM-SAR – group in Sicamous. Twenty one took and passed the course that is provided by the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons. We are coming closer to providing monitoring on Channel 16 for boaters on the Shuswap and Mara Lakes with VHF radios in their boats. While cell phone service is improving on the lake, cell phone batteries can die and a cell phone call is only to one person whereas a distress call on a VHF radio is heard by all listening. All the more reason to put a VHF radio in your boat.
Dave Hadley – VA7HDY