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Access Weather, Traffic and GPS Information
- Receives subscription-free weather
- Advanced ADS-B "dual-link" traffic with TargetTrend™ and TerminalTraffic™ technology
- Wireless Bluetooth® connectivity with the Garmin Pilot, ForeFlight Mobile and FltPlan Go apps, aera 660 or 796/795
- Built-in WAAS GPS receiver
- Designed to sit on aircraft glareshield
Access Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic and subscription-free weather on your aviation portable or mobile device with the GDL 39 ADS-B receiver. When using Garmin Pilot on your Apple mobile device, the GDL 39 can provide highly accurate WAAS GPS data, while the GDL 39 3D can also provide backup attitude indication and SVX™ synthetic vision view.
Comprehensive Aviation Weather
GDL 39 features ADS-B “In” datalink technology that allows it to receive subscription-free Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather information over the FAA’s 978 MHz Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) uplink. Easily access animated NEXRAD radar, METARs, TAFs, winds and temperatures aloft, PIREPs, NOTAMs and more right on your compatible Garmin aviation portable or through the Garmin Pilot app on your iPad® or Android™ device.¹
Spot Potential Traffic Threats
GDL 39 can receive ADS-B position reports directly from other aircraft in your vicinity. Because the FAA permits ADS-B broadcasts on 2 frequencies (978 UAT and 1090 ES), GDL 39 contains both receivers so you can see a comprehensive view of all ADS-B “Out” equipped targets. The compatible display² will alert you by announcing traffic targets both audibly and visually. Spoken audio alerts announce “Traffic, Traffic” to get you looking right away.
ADS-B “In” technology also allows the GDL 39 to receive Traffic Information Service-Broadcast (TIS-B) information. TIS-B allows you to view the same dynamic traffic picture that ATC ground controllers are seeing when you're either participating with an ADS-B “Out” solution or within a certain range of another ADS-B “Out” participating aircraft when within a service area.³ Our correlation technology automatically displays the highest-integrity traffic data from multiple sources, preventing ghost or duplicate targets.
Advanced Display Capabilities
With Garmin Pilot on your mobile device, you can receive advanced traffic display features like TargetTrend™ relative motion tracking that provides a faster, more intuitive way of judging target trajectories and closure rates in relation to your aircraft's position. TargetTrend relies on ADS-B “Out” equipped targets, so while not all targets will display with trajectories today, this feature will be come increasingly beneficial to pilots in the future. TerminalTraffic provides pilots with the most comprehensive picture of ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles in the airport environment. ADS-B-equipped aircraft in-flight are easily distinguished from ground vehicles and taxiing aircraft, which are displayed using distinct colors and symbols.
More Accurate GPS
GDL 39 can provide highly accurate WAAS GPS location information to your mobile device — such as an iPad® — using Bluetooth technology. This provides your device with the precision you’d expect from our aviation-grade navigation devices, updating at a rate of up to 5 times per second depending on the capability of the device used.
With built-in Bluetooth® capability, GDL 39 can wirelessly send the data it collects to devices running the Garmin Pilot, ForeFlight Mobile and FltPlan Go apps, as well as the aera® 795/796 and aera 660. GDL 39 collects and stores all available traffic and weather data in your vicinity so it can be available as soon as you turn on your display. It's capable of simultaneously providing wireless data to 2 devices while hardwired to a third. As opposed to using a Wi-Fi® link, Bluetooth® lets you stay connected while on the ground so you can continually receive the latest weather reports as long as you have a data connection — no manual switching of networks required. Just set it up once and it will automatically remember and pair with your mobile device the next time you hop in the cockpit.
If wireless connectivity is not an option with your device, a wiring harness can be included with your GDL 39. The device can go up to 5 hours between charges with an optional battery, and a cigarette lighter adapter comes included for onboard power. As technologies continue to develop, software updates will be available through your aviation portable via Garmin Pilot and a separate utility app on your mobile device using the Bluetooth® connection.
- Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 3.5" x 1.9" x 6.0" (8.89 x 4.83 x 15.24 cm)
- Weight: 0.48 lb (0.22 kg)
- Operating temperature: 20°C to +60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
- Operating altitude: To 55,000 ft
- Power input: 10 to 32 VDC, 3.5 W max.
- Battery charge power: 4.5 W max
- Total power while charging: 8.0 W max
- Nominal operating velocity range: 0 – 800 kts (411 m/s)
- Battery type: Lithium-ion rechargeable
- Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 3.8" x 0.9" x 6.4" (9.65 x 2.29 x 16.26 cm)
- Output voltage: 7.4 VDC
- Charging voltage: 10-32 VDC
- Charge temperature:Unit may not charge at extreme temperatures below 0° C (32° F) or above 32° C (90° F)
- Operating temperature: -20° C to +60°C (-4°F to +140° F)
- Typical battery operating time: 5 hours
In The Box
- GDL 39 portable ADS-B datalink with antenna
- One of the following compatible adapter cables:
- Power adapter
- aera 795/796 wiring cradle
- aera 500 series wiring cradle
- GPSMAP 695/696 wiring cradle
- GPSMAP 396/495/496 wiring cradle
- Bare wire adapter cable for use with G3X and other custom applications
- Pilot's guide
- Suction cup for cable placement
- Mounting bracket
- Free trial of Garmin Pilot
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