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On 9/20/2018 at 9:20 AM, Hyett6420 said:

ADS-B and all that.....

So the Brits have FINALLY decided that ADS-B is the thing of choice, god we don't 'alf take a long time over things sometimes.  So I have a GTX330 which gives me ADS-B in I believe according to the manual, but it is not hooked up to any screen so i cant see it (we will address that).

However I'm having a fun time trying to understand how it all works and seeing as how you lot are all now experts i thought i would ask.  So there is 1090 and 978 on the frequencies , if I'm correct and the 1090 does the high level traffic stuff and the 978 does the lower level traffic stuff.  if i DONT have -out I'm assuming because my transponder is mode S that i can see everything that the local radar station sees as well and this is via 978?   Note we are not REQUIRED to have ADS-B yet, it would just be nice to activate what i already have on board.  

Regarding weather, this is transmitted via the ground stations on the 978 frequency and thus as i have -in i should be able to pick it up?

As I have Mode S im already transmitting all my traffic data to anyone with TCAS anyway, so why would i need ads-b out?

End of Brit questions, be gentle with me please.

The GTX 330 does not give you ADS-B in and neither does the GTX 330ES (Extended Squitter) which will give you ADS-B Out (but not in) and will make you compliant for the Jan 2020 mandate.  

I am actually taking out my GTX 330ES (which will give ADS-B out) and replacing it with a GTX 345 (which will give both In and Out).

If anyone is looking for a way to be ADB-B compliant by January, my GTX 330ES will be for sale when I take it out in about 2 weeks.  If interested please e-mail me at john.breda@gmail.com or call me at (617) 877-0025.

Thanks,

John Breda

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Well here we are less than a month from the mandatory date and surprisingly the ADS-B chatter seems to be subsiding on the forums.  Is everyone ready?  My Moony has a 345 and 430W and my Cessna has an Appareo and Stratus with IN on Foreflight.

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Well here we are less than a month from the mandatory date and surprisingly the ADS-B chatter seems to be subsiding on the forums.  Is everyone ready?  My Moony has a 345 and 430W and my Cessna has an Appareo and Stratus with IN on Foreflight.


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Flew down to the flight service station to ask about my LORAN not working. Maybe they have NOTAMS for an outage...  They weren't there anymore so I tried to raise them on 122.0.  Didn't work.  I talked to some local pilots at that airport and they told me that soon this ADS-B thing will be required soon.  Anyone else heard of it?  I was thinking of adding Mode C, but maybe this is the way to go.

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You guys need to keep your E6B’s close at hand.  You might consider putting one of those new fangled COM radios in your plane too.  They’re really great.:)

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On 12/5/2019 at 7:35 PM, MBDiagMan said:

You guys need to keep your E6B’s close at hand.  You might consider putting one of those new tangled COM radios in your plane too.  They’re really great.:)

Who needs a radio?  My ADF picks up every AM station I could ever want!

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so when ATC give you a squak code is it ok to respond with.   Look I just spent a load of money so you would know who I am.   Can't help it if the FAA did not upgrade you in time.

 

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I'm getting a Freeflight FDL-978-XVR/G installed.  It will supply ADS-B Out as well as In and Wifi connection for my foreflight.  It has a WAAS GPS built in.

I bought an extra one and have it on ebay for $1000 less than retail, but I will take off $400 more if anyone here wants it ($2995).

I am putting this in as a larger upgrade, adding a Used Garmin 430, PS Engineering audio panel, KX-125 for secondary nav/com and digital CDI, and a Garmin GTX 327.

I will be missing the AHRS from my Stratux, but I do not want to haul around a portable - so if anyone can find me an inexpensive way to do AHRS installed that would be the only other thing I am looking for right now.

Hope to be testing this month, sad we missed the rebate :(

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I spoke to the supervisor of the (local class D) control tower in early February.   I asked about ADS-B Out compliance. He said they are seeing a few Mode A/C planes coming through daily.   The controller advises the pilot “Your ADS-B appears inoperative.”   For now, the FSDO has yet to start enforcing the 2020 requirements, he said.  

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1 hour ago, Jerry 5TJ said:

I spoke to the supervisor of the (local class D) control tower in early February.   I asked about ADS-B Out compliance. He said they are seeing a few Mode A/C planes coming through daily.   The controller advises the pilot “Your ADS-B appears inoperative.”   For now, the FSDO has yet to start enforcing the 2020 requirements, he said.  

is it required for Delta?

 

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57 minutes ago, RLCarter said:

is it required for Delta?

 

Not normally for D, but this D is under the 30 mile Ring from a B, so yes. 

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Another benefit of ADS-B Out is the Aireon Alert system.  Aireon operates a satellite based network with worldwide coverage at all altitudes.  Search and rescue can quickly get a plot of a plane’s recent GPS location.  
The network operates on 1090 only; 978 MHz is not monitored.   A diversity Mode S transponder (with an antenna on top of the airplane) is preferable. 
Aireon Alert

 

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