Many famous sailors make Icom their first choice for Marine VHF radio communications. One such user is Paralympian John Robertson who recently represented Team GB at the London Paralympics Games. John, a keen sailor for 30 years was accompanied by Hannah Stodel (jib trim and tactics) and Stephen Thomas (mainsheet) and represented Great Britain in the Paralympics Keelboat class. Previously the team had represented Team GB at both Athens and Beijing.
Since AIS (Automatic Identification System) was introduced it has been rapidly taken up as an essential safety aid. Primarily used by commercial shipping for identification and location, the AIS system exchanges information such as MMSI number, position, course, and speed. Today with the introduction of the MXA-5000 dual channel AIS receiver owners of leisure and small craft can benefit from this safety technology.