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Garmin GDL39 ADS-B and GPS Receiver

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Garmin GDL39 ADS-B and GPS Receiver

Start receiving ADS-B traffic, subscription-free weather on your Garmin aviation portable or mobile device with the Garmin GDL 39 ADS-B receiver. When using the Garmin Pilot app on your mobile device, the GDL 39 can provide highly accurate WAAS GPS data as well.

  • Receives subscription-free weather
  • Advanced ADS-B "dual-link" traffic with TargetTrend™ and TerminalTraffic™ technology
  • GDL 39 3D adds attitude and SVX in Garmin Pilot for Apple mobile devices, aera 660 or 796/795
  • Wireless Bluetooth connectivity with the Garmin Pilot and ForeFlight Mobile apps, aera 660 or 796/795
  • Built-in WAAS GPS receiver

Access Comprehensive Aviation Weather
The 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 graphical 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 device¹.

Spot Potential Traffic Threats
The GDL 39 can receive ADS-B position reports directly from other aircrafts in your vicinity. Because the FAA permits ADS-B broadcasts on 2 frequencies (978 UAT and 1090 ES), the 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. Garmin correlation technology automatically displays the highest-integrity traffic data from multiple sources, preventing ghost or duplicate targets.

Take Advantage of Advanced Display Capabilities
With the Garmin Pilot app 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.

Get More Accurate GPS
The GDL 39 can provide highly accurate WAAS GPS location information to your mobile device – like an iPad – using Bluetooth technology. This provides your device with the precision you’d expect from Garmin’s 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
With built-in Bluetooth capability, GDL 39 can wirelessly send the data it collects to devices running the Garmin Pilot and ForeFlight Mobile apps, as well as the aera 795/796 and aera 660. 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.

Should wireless connectivity not be an option with your device, a wiring harness is included with your GDL 39. The device can go up to 4 hours between charges, and a cigarette lighter adapter is included for onboard power on longer trips. As technologies continue to develop, software updates will be available through your Garmin aviation portable via Garmin Pilot and a separate utility app on your mobile device using the Bluetooth connection.

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. Please check the Pilot’s Guide for specific capabilities available on your display.
Note: The GDL 39 is a non-certified receive-only product. It does not provide ADS-B "Out" capability to satisfy FAA mandate requirements.

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
Operating altitude: To 55,000 ft
Power input: 10 to 32 VDC, 3.5 W max.
Typical battery operating time: up to 4 hours

Your Garmin GDL 39 Includes:

  • GLD 39 portable ADS-B datalink
  • Suction cup mount
  • Pilot's guide
  • Free trial of Garmin Pilot

You have the choice of one of the following compatible adapter cables

  1. Power adapter for ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot app or aera 795/796 while using Bluetooth
  2. aera 795/796 wiring cradle
  3. aera 660 wiring cradle
  4. aera 500 series wiring cradle
  5. GPSMAP 695/696 wiring cradle
  6. GPSMAP 396/495/496 wiring cradle (weather only)
  7. Bare wire adapter cable for use with G3X and other custom applications


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Customer Reviews For Garmin GDL39 ADS-B and GPS Receiver:
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Thursday, May 24, 2018
Works as advertised with aera 560
by A Customer from Brighton MI USA 

Review: Met my expectations and works with my 5 year old aera 560. ( garmin could not confirm that their new replacement gdl 50 series unit would work with the older aera 560, so I bought the gdl39). I mounted it on its side on copilot side panel just as high as possible in my Cessna 172 and it seems to receive adsb signal ok but only in flight.
I don't think the fsbi weather is as good as XM but will go be it a free try.
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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Great simple device
by monte tuffs from MI 

Pros: Simple and poratable
Cons: Does not work with fore flight or others
Review: I have used this for a year in 4 different airplanes.  I have this unit blue tooth too an I-pad Mini running garmin pilot the combination gives me get great weather as well as traffic.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Good Product
by Paul from Southern Pines NC USA 

Pros: Hooks up well with iPad and iPad Mini
Cons: No page for description of functions see above. A power pig, but knew it when purchased.
Review: I like the display that it provides in combination with the Garmin Pilot program. No documentation on the different displays. Traffic alert page, is the numbers displayed flight levels or feet above or below you.
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Monday, March 03, 2014
Not of any use
by Ed from Los Angeles CA USA 

Cons: everything
Review: The GDL 39 is not as Im expected. I can get it to work on the ground but not in the air. I would not recommend it to anyone.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Great Machine for a C150
by Tony from San Antonio FL USA 

Pros: It is easy to work and understand.
Cons: Both units uses a generic type cable one for GDL39 and the other for satelite.
Review: Yes, it picks up the ADS-B stations the moment I got airborne. It works with both the Aera 500 and also it hooks up to my Android Tablet via Bluetooth connection. It comes with free 3 month subscription of Garmin pilot software. I downloaded the Garmin maps, and I can watch the weather on both units.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
i have had Garmin aviation products since they started, this is my first dissapointment
by eduardo mariscal-hay from mcallen TX USA 

Pros: the concept is great
Cons: limited display on other garmin products
Review: a) lousy documentation, really doesn't say what you need to know
b) I got it for my GPSMAP396, hoping to quit paying XM weather and getting traffic. (also for my Ipad).
GDL39weather cannot be seen on 396, but no where was I warned about it.
c) on the Ipad, the interphase is free, but you need to subscribe to Ipilot to actually get to see GDL39, that costs, and also you are never warned about it
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Sunday, September 15, 2013
by HAK from California 

Pros: Loves the Garmin 796 work fantastic with it!!!
Cons: ADS-B does not work with anything else. Give great GPS signal to all other systems.
Review: This guy works great with the Garmin 796!!!  A great back up to the XM when the XM  goes kaput which it does on a north  and south track. Wish battery life was a bit longer.
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Sunday, August 25, 2013
I would buy this product again
by Ravi from Wilkes Barre PA USA 

Review: Easy set up and connection to my wifi only iPad. Excellent reception even when I am on the ground. I fly my Cessna 210 usually at altitudes of 15 -23 thousand feet, I can see all the big boys up there. The weather is much better than the XM Nexrad I had installed previously.
Using the Garmin pilot app with the GDL 39 - much better and user friendly compared to the Fore flight which I have been using for the last 7 months!!
Also upgraded to GTX 300 ES (for $1200) and now I am Compliant today with FAA required for all aircraft to have ADS-B out by 2020!!
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Simple installation, works beautifully!!
by Ravi from Wilkes Barre, PA 

Pros: Easy Installation and Integration. Easy user friendly app - Garmin Pilot.
Cons: Battery back up should have been included free with the product as advertised on Garmin Website
Review: This was as advertised by Garmin. Easy to install. I connected hard wire to my cigarette lighter adapter in my Cessna P210 and via Bluetooth to my iPad.
All the aircraft showed up well screen and alerted me pretty quickly just like in TCAS on Garmin 530WAAS.
I have upgraded my GTX 300 Transponder to ES for $1200 (visit Garmin ADS-B academy) now I am compliant already for the FAA 2020 requirement. Thank God do not have to pay $40 per month of weather in the airplane via datalink from XM radio - make up the cost of GDL 39 in 14 months!!
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I Love It
by Fred from Story City IA USA 

Review: The unit works great, both with my Garmin Aera 510 (hard-wired) and my iPad (via Bluetooth). I gave it a dedicated transponder antenna on the belly, and mounted the unit on the underside of my glove box, with a remote Garmin GPS antenna. With power from the Aera, it is completely hands-free and "automatic" in operation. The traffic aspect will mostly be a novelty until most planes are ADS-B "Out" equipped, but in conjunction with a ES enabled transponder, this unit is all you need.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Love it.
by Fast Yankee from Las Vegas, NV 

Pros: Power data cable powers everything. Ultimate in flexibility.
Cons: Does not work in ForeFlight.
Review: I just purchased a Mooney 201 and flew back to Las Vegas from West Palm Beach. I used a Garmin 696 as the primary GPS for the ride home. The cigarette lighter adapter actually powers both the 696 and the GDL39 and sends data between the two. I thought the setup was outstanding. In addition to being hardwired to the 696 it also connected to two iPads via bluetooth. Since it is a Garmin product it only works with Garmin Pilot. It showed us a very accurate weather picture all the way home as well as most but not all traffic in the area. If you own a 696 and iPad this product is a must.
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Thursday, May 09, 2013
GDL39 - First Cross Country Trip Review
by DavidM from Boerne TX USA 

Pros: Station signal reception on glare shield was surprisingly good.
Cons: Bluetooth sync to Android is poor.
Review: Disappointing is the word that best characterizes my review of this product. My experience comes from a recently completed cross country trip from the San Antonio Texas area to the new York City area and back. The ship is a turbo Mooney. The GDL39 had been previously paired to a Google Nexus7 running Android 4.2 and GarminPilot. The GDL39 sits on the glare shield and is powered by ship. First issue was pairing problems. Despite prior setup, pairing was an issue at every startup. I sat on the ramp at KCDW with the engine running for almost 20 minutes trying to get the units to pair. Burned almost $30.00 worth of fuel during the process.
Second issue was weather latency or non receipt. Not sure if the GDL39 is the issue here but when compared to XM Weather (my prior solution), disappointing again is the word. Although the GDL39 Utility Program on the Nexus7 reported multiple stations being received, I had no FIS-B radar between Lexington Kentucky and central Arkansas on the return trip. Traffic reporting was virtually non-existent. In fact, if I hadn't seen a few targets pop up in the congested NYC area, I'd believe the unit was malfunctioning. How much of this is GDL39 based, GarminPilot based or ADS-B/FIS-B based is undetermined. Nonetheless, the solution is a major step back in my opinion when compared to the XM service. I am not an XM supported. In fact I absolutely hate their customer service and pricing model but I must give them credit where credit is due.
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Works but be carefull on mounting options
by Jack from Draper UT USA 

Pros: Works, Nice upgrade for an Areo
Cons: Mounting it
Review: Product works as expected, lots of cables and you need to provide a mounting system for your yoke, inst panel or in my case on the dash :). They assume the 4 screw adapter will be mounted to something you go buy. Otherwise we already used it from Salt Lake to Tampa to Dallas back to Salt Lake and it worked fine.
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Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Not what I anticipated
by Doug from Bear DE USA 

Pros: Worked as expected
Cons: Not supported by other common nav programs. Stuff like this needs to be transparent.
Review: The hardware itself works just fine. I didn't want to be learning how to use it at 20,000 feet so I used it in the car on a trip. I got weather and traffic as I expected. What I didn't know is that I cannot use it with foreflight. So now I need to learn yet another software program. I have not spent enough time with garmin pilot to form an opinion, but it seems to have some challenges.
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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Great Product
by Alex from Louisville KY USA 

Pros: Free Weather Subscriptions
Cons: traffic not at full capacity yet
Review: Anyone planning on flying cross country needs a GDL39. The information gained is priceless when your up in the air. It makes single pilot IFR much easier and safer.
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Previous Customer Questions For Garmin GDL39 ADS-B and GPS Receiver:
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On Saturday, April 15, 2017 a customer asked:
Does it come with a battery or must it be purchased separately?
A: This does not come with a battery.  The battery is sold separately. Out of the box, the Garmin GDL39 includes a cigarette lighter adapter to power the unit during flight.

On Tuesday, August 02, 2016 a customer asked:
I have bought Garmin pilot app. Now with this I want to incorporate GDL 39. My primary target is to get real time weather as I don't have weather radar. Now my query is does it work outside U.S.?
A: The free ADS-B Weather service provided by the GDL 39 is only available in the USA. 

On Friday, August 30, 2013 a customer asked:
Will the 696 receive ADS-B weather rather than having to subscribe to XM weather. Thanks, Tommy
A: Yes, you can use the GDL39 with the Garmin GPSMAP 696 to overlay ADS-B weather on the 696 screen.

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