The GDL 39 offers the complete package that combines a dual-link ADS-B receiver and a Garmin's industry-leading GPS receiver into a single unit that streams ADS-B traffic and subscription-free weather to Garmin aviation portables, and works with Garmin Pilot™ on the iPad seamlessly.
Subscription-free weather information is continuously broadcast using the FAA's 978 MHz UAT uplink and is similar to the basic services offered by leading commercial satellite weather providers. Weather services include access to NEXRAD imagery, METARs, TAFs, winds and temperatures aloft, SUA status, PIREPs, NOTAMs and more.
Pilots can also receive ADS-B traffic information and alerts to help identify potential traffic conflicts. In addition to the ability to receive traffic data from TIS-B ground stations, the dual-link GDL 39 offers direct air-to-air ADS-B reception on both ADS-B frequencies (1090 ES and 978 UAT) to provide a more comprehensive view of potential flight path conflicts.
The GDL 39 provides wireless support for the aera® 796/795 and compatible mobile devices like the iPad via built-in Bluetooth® connection. The Bluetooth connection also allows multiple devices to connect to GDL 39 at once, making it possible for two-pilot crews to view traffic and weather on separate devices. Other Garmin portables including the GPSMAP® 696/695 and the aera 500 series can connect to the GDL 39 with a single cable.
The portable design of the GDL 39 also includes a built-in WAAS GPS receiver, which brings Garmin's industry-leading GPS location information to wirelessly connected mobile devices. The GDL 39 integrates seamlessly with the Garmin Pilot app to support its navigation functions with reliable and accurate GPS capability.
Compatible displays for the GDL 39 include the GPSMAP 396, GPSMAP 496/495, GPSMAP 696/695, G3X, aera 500 series, aera 796/795 and select Garmin Pilot app compatible devices like the iPad.