GDL® 39/GDL 39R/GDL 39 3D

Part Number: 010-11689-24
$849.00 USD
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Overview

Access Weather, Traffic and Attitude Information

  • Receives subscription-free weather
  • Advanced ADS-B traffic with TargetTrend™ and SURF technology
  • GDL 39 3D adds attitude and SVX™ in Garmin Pilot
  • Wireless Bluetooth® connectivity with iPad® or aera 796/795
  • Built-in WAAS GPS receiver
GDL 39

Access 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 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 Weather

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.

Garmin Pilot App

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. SURF technology also supports the display of ADS-B-equipped surface targets on your map screen.

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.

Go Wireless

aera 796

With built-in Bluetooth® capability, GDL 39 can wirelessly send the data it collects to devices running Garmin Pilot, as well as the aera® 795/796. 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.

Add Attitude and SVX

Attitude Indicator

GDL 39 3D adds an attitude sensor to the device for attitude backup during your flights. This attitude information enables SVX™ synthetic vision view that displays a virtual landscape of what lies ahead – complete with terrain, obstacles, runways and more. You can also use split-screen mode to simultaneously view your current attitude indication alongside ADS-B weather, datalink traffic or other flight information.

Mount Remotely

GDL 39R

A remote-mountable version of the product, the GDL 39R, provides subscription-free U.S. weather and traffic information, complete with TargetTrend™ relative motion and SURF technologies, to your experimental or light sport aircraft’s G3X flight display. It can also simultaneously connect to two other devices – like a Garmin aviation portable or mobile device running Garmin Pilot – using a wireless Bluetooth® connection.

Learn More at the ADS-B Academy

ADS-B Academy

Let us help you find the solution that best fits your needs with our helpful videos and interactive tools.

¹Not all FIS-B products may be available across all devices. Check your Pilot's Guide for specifics about which products are available on your device.

²Both the audible traffic alerting feature and TargetTrend™ require compatible displays. Check the Pilot’s Guide for specific capabilities available on your display.

³To maximize available traffic information for the display, the aircraft should also be equipped with a compliant ADS-B “Out” solution like the GDL 88 or GTX 330ES/33/23 ES transponders with a compatible WAAS position source. Visit the Garmin ADS-B Academy for more information.

GDL 39 is a non-certified receive-only product. It does not provide ADS-B “Out” capability to satisfy FAA mandate requirements.

WAAS enabled

Specs

Antenna/Receiver

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

Optional Battery Assembly

Type: Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery

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: up to 4 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

Package contents will vary based on portable cable desired. See your local dealer for information on which cable is right for your application.

Compatible Devices

DISPLAY TIS-B TRAFFIC FIS-B WEATHER CONNECTION TargetTrend™ Capable Attitude from GDL 39 3D
Garmin Pilot app 30 targets Yes Bluetooth Yes Yes
G3X 30 targets Yes Cable Yes No
aera 795/796 30 targets Yes Bluetooth or Cable Yes No
aera 500 series 30 targets Yes Cable Yes No
GPSMAP 695/696 30 targets Yes Cable Yes No
GPSMAP 495/496 8 targets1 No Cable No No
GPSMAP 396 8 targets1 No Cable No No

1Displayed using TIS-A Symbol Format

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