Garmin’s least expensive ADS-B Out solution
Looking for a low cost, easy-to-install ADS-B Out system that keeps your existing Mode C transponder in place? Garmin’s innovative GDL 82 is the perfect solution. This 978 MHz UAT can be installed between your existing transponder and transponder antenna, so there’s no need for extensive panel work. Also includes a WAAS GPS for total compliance with the FAA’s 2020 ADS-B Out mandate.
Single-entry Squawk Code
The NextGen rules require that your ADS-B “Out” source must be able to squawk the same code as your transponder. GDL 82 will automatically synchronize with your onboard Mode A/C transponder for its squawk code and pressure altitude data and then transmit that data through its own datalink. Not only does this provide a single point of data entry for ADS-B “Out,” but it also allows you to meet the new regulations without the need for expensive control system or transponder upgrades. GDL 82 works in the background to make code entry fast and easy — while it’s helping to make your path to ADS-B compliance as simple, straightforward and cost-effective as it can possibly be.
Want to fly with anonymity?
There are private pilots. And then there are extra-private pilots who want to keep their identities off the traffic screens of other ADS-B “In” equipped aircraft (containing business competitors, perhaps?). GDL 82 and its UAT technology can allow for this extra measure of identity security with “Anonymous mode.” Most conventional ADS-B devices are designed to transmit your aircraft’s ICAO number — a discrete “hex code” assigned by FAA as part of your aircraft’s certificate of registration. If you’re flying VFR, however, you can have GDL 82 set to mask your aircraft’s ID from being transmitted to other receivers whenever your transponder’s squawk code is set to 1200. ATC can still track you with ADS-B precision. But your GDL 82 simply won’t transmit your aircraft’s N-number to other pilots in the airspace.
Includes GDL 82, connector kit, and GPS antenna. Requires installation. 978 MHz systems cannot be used above 18,000 feet or outside the United States.
- Unit size, WxHxD: 3.39" x 1.48" x 9.22" (8.6 x 3.8 x 23.42 cm) including connectors
- Weight: 1 lb 4 oz (0.57 kg) with WAAS GPS
- Temperature: -45°C to +70°C
- Power input: 14 or 28 VDC (8 W max.)
- Transmitter output: 46 dBm (40 W)
- Environmental compliance (TSO Approved): DO-160G
- Software compliance (TSO Approved): DO-178 Level D and Level B
- Hardware compliance (TSO Approved): DO-254 Level C
- TSO compliance (Approved): TSO-C145d (B2), TSO-C154c (B1S)