May 2018 Issue

Garmin’s Portable WX: ADS-B, SXM Or Both

Garminís new portable traffic and weather interfaces complement the companyís low-cost ADS-B Out system. Play it on tablets, portable navigators and panel displays.

The new devices are completely redesigned and all three portable models (GDL50/51/52) share the same chassis. They stand 4.9 by 1.3 by 3.4 inches, weigh .75 pounds and have built-in antennas, but have inputs for external antennas. The receivers have an anti-skid base to keep them from sliding around when on the glareshield and Garmin has a securing base mounting bracket and a suction cup mount for the cable.

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