Garmin GDL 52R SiriusXM/ADS-B Receiver

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All-in-one device provides weather, traffic, audio and AHRS

You can have it all with the GDL 52R from Garmin: SiriusXM satellite weather and audio, subscription-free ADS-B weather, dual band ADS-B traffic, GPS position, even backup attit...

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$200 Mail-In Rebate from SiriusXM Aviation

*requires SiriusXM Aviation Weather subscription package. Expires December 31, 2019.
more information

All-in-one device provides weather, traffic, audio and AHRS

You can have it all with the GDL 52R from Garmin: SiriusXM satellite weather and audio, subscription-free ADS-B weather, dual band ADS-B traffic, GPS position, even backup attitude information. Flexible display options mean you can view weather and traffic information on the Garmin Pilot app on iOS or Android, plus portable GPSs like the aera 660 and 795/796. The GDL 52 even works with the FltPlan Go app and ForeFlight. The 52R model is specially made to be remote mounted - perfect for homebuilders.


  • Weather is delivered by satellite, allowing reception at any altitude, anywhere in the US and southern Canada
  • View high resolution radar, lightning, satellite imagery, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, echo tops, Pilot Reports and more
  • Listen to SiriusXM Radio in flight, with over 150 channels of music, sports and entertainment
  • View traffic with the included dual band ADS-B receiver
  • Access subscription-free FIS-B weather when in the US
  • Attitude heading reference system (AHRS) is a backup attitude source
  • Built-in WAAS GPS provides precise location
  • Bluetooth connection to the Garmin Pilot app on iOS or Android
  • Also works with ForeFlight Mobile and the FltPlan Go app on iOS or Android
  • Connects to Garmin portable GPSs: aera 660 and 796/795
  • Includes mounting bracket and vehicle power cable


Coverage at any altitude

Continuous SiriusXM satellite updates — accessible by ground and air — can help you make better, more timely flight decisions. The SiriusXM network’s powerful satellites deliver seamless coverage across the continental U.S. and its coastal regions as well as southern Canada. Choose from available SiriusXM aviation packages that provide METAR data and animated NEXRAD imagery plus current reports on precipitation, lightning, winds aloft, echo tops, turbulence, freezing levels, TFRs and more.


Dual band ADS-B receiver too
When flying in the US, the GDL 52R can also receive subscription-free weather from the FAA’s ADS-B ground stations. This includes NEXRAD radar, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, and more. To help you maintain the most current weather picture, the GDL 52 receiver can queue the weather while your display device is sleeping or turned off so it automatically updates when you turn the screen back on.

In addition to comprehensive weather data, pilots utilizing GDL 52R can receive “dual-link” ADS-B traffic information and audible alerts to easily identify potential traffic conflicts. ADS-B traffic can be overlaid on the dedicated traffic page or the moving map, as well as IFR/VFR charts on compatible devices. Exclusive to Garmin displays, patented TargetTrend™ and TerminalTraffic™ technologies further enhance the traffic picture. TargetTrend provides pilots with a more intuitive method of judging target trajectories and closure rates, while TerminalTraffic displays a comprehensive picture of ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles throughout the airport environment on the moving map and SafeTaxi® airport diagram.


SiriusXM Radio

By simply connecting a compatible Bluetooth headset or audio panel to GDL 52R, you can wirelessly listen to your choice of high-quality audio entertainment channels provided by SiriusXM. Volume adjustments and station selection may be accessed through your compatible Garmin aviation portable or mobile device app.


Built-in GPS and Attitude Sensors for SVX Display

In addition to its weather and audio entertainment capabilities, the GDL 52R feature set includes a built-in WAAS GPS receiver. This enables GDL 52 to deliver highly accurate aircraft position, speed and altitude information to your compatible mobile device app. Also, built-in attitude sensors enable select Garmin aviation portables and apps with SVX synthetic vision technology to serve as a backup attitude reference during your flights. With virtual terrain, obstacles, runways, horizon cues, HSI, GPS speed, altitude and more, this brings a whole new perspective to your portable navigation.




  • Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 6.1" x 1.6" x 5.0" (15.49 x 4.06 x 12.7 cm)
  • Weight: 0.83 lbs (0.38 kg)


  • Operating temperature: -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
  • Operating altitude: To 55,000 ft
  • Nominal operating velocity range: 0 – 800 kts (411 m/s)
  • Power input: 10 to 32 VDC, 3.5 W max.


  • 15-pin standard D-sub power and data connector
  • ADS-B BNC antenna port
  • SiriusXM® TNC antenna port
  • GPS BNC antenna port
  • Wireless Connext™ (Bluetooth®)



Subscription required for weather and audio. Subscriptions start at $29.99/mo. Note: pilots using Garmin Pilot have three subscription tiers to choose from; pilots using ForeFlight Mobile with the Garmin GDL 52R can access two tiers of SiriusXM Aviation weather (Pilot for ForeFlight or Pilot Express). Click here to learn more.


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How many additional antennas do I have to purchase for all functions to work?
Anthony R on Jan 22, 2018
Garmin GDL 52R SiriusXM/ADS-B Receiver
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Garmin GDL 52 SiriusXM/ADS-B Receiver
BEST ANSWER: The GDL 52 will function without any additional antennas. The GDL 52R connects to the ship's antennas.
Will the 52R work with a GTX 327/GDL-82 set up?
A shopper on Jan 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with that setup.
Faa ads b complient ?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, this is an "IN" receiver. To be compliant it must be a transmitter.
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