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Get the free FAA ADS-B Weather and Traffic Information in the Cockpit with
the Dual XGPS170 ADS-B Receiver!
Introduced more than a decade ago by the FAA, ADS-B (Automatic Dependent
Surveillance-Broadcast) provides subscription-free weather and traffic
information to all aircraft equipped with an ADS-B receiver, such as the Dual
The portable Dual XGPS170 ADS-B In receiver provides ADS-B weather and
traffic broadcasts, to a variety of compatible EFB apps (sold separately), for
display on an Apple iPad, Android tablet, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device.
The XGPS170 provides the following ADS-B In services:
- The FAA's Traffic Information Service Broadcast (TIS-B), which is
traffic information obtained from ATC radar and broadcast from ground radio
stations. This information greatly enhances pilots' situational awareness
and aids their visual orientation of nearby aircraft traffic.
- The XGPS170 can also receive ADS-B position reports directly from a
nearby aircraft operating on 978 MHz.
- The XGPS170 additionally provides traffic information from some aircraft
operating ADS-B Out equipment at 1090 MHz through the ADS-R rebroadcast from
- The FAA's Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) provides
information from the National Weather Service, including NEXRAD radar, as
well as winds aloft, pilot reports and other valuable weather services.
FIS-B also includes information on temporary flight restrictions (TER) and
special use airspace (SUA).
The removable ADS-B antenna allows pilots to connect the receiver
directly to an aircraft's external antenna.
Dual XGPS170 ADS-B Receiver Features:
- ADS-B Weather (FIS-B)
- ADS-B Traffic (ADS-R/TIS-B) - Use with the included removable antenna or
connect to the aircraft's external antenna
- Bluetooth wireless connectivity:
- Connects to up to two iPad devices simultaneously
- Leaves each iPad free to connect to other devices/service via WiFi or
- Apple and Android support as well as other Bluetooth-enabled (SPP
- Built-in Rechargeable Battery lasts up to 5 hours of continuous use
- WAAS GPS also works with apps for car & boating navigation and many
- 12-30V charger included to charge the receiver or the iPad (can also be
charged using the iPad wall charger)
- Adjustable brightness LEDs for day and night flying
- Includes a non-slip pad
Broad EFB Apps Support
The XGPS170 does not restrict you to just one EFB app. The XGPS170 will work
with a number of EFB apps, including WingX Pro7 from Hilton Software, EFB from
Global NavSource, i1000 from Digital Sectional and Reader Plates and more.
New app compatibility are being released frequently.
Useful Status Tool App
Similar to the popular
XGPS170 also comes with a useful Status Tool App (available free on the iTunes
store). The app is a simple utility application which shows detailed device and
Highly Accurate GPS
The XGPS170 includes a WAAS GPS receiver with fast location acquisition
(under 30 seconds), with position updates up to 10 times per second. The GPS
location information is wirelessly transmitted via Bluetooth to Apple and
Useful In and Out of the Plane
At your destination, take this small and portable receiver with you to the
car, on a boat or hiking. The XGPS170 works with pretty much any app that
requires location information, including apps for car and marine navigation,
golfing, geocaching, hiking and many others.
Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity
The XGPS170 wirelessly sends GPS and ADS-B data to up to two iPad devices
simultaneously, leaving each iPad free to connect to other wireless devices via
Bluetooth or WiFi.
Bluetooth Advantage over WiFi
Because the XGPS170 uses Bluetooth, the WiFi connection on your iPad is left
free for other uses, such as connecting to the Internet (for weather services,
flight plan updates, etc.) or to another accessory like an AHRS. There are no
hassles with switching between networks and no service interruptions.
Built-In Rechargeable Battery
The XGPS170 has a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 5 hours of
continuous use. The included 12-30V cigarette lighter adapter charges the
receiver (or the iPad) in a car or in an aircraft. The XGPS170 can also be
charged using the wall charger that comes with the iPad.
Useful Non-Slip Pad Included
The included non-slip pad holds the receiver securely in place on an
aircraft's glareshield, car's dashboard, or boat's console.
Set Up is a Breeze
It takes less than a minute to pair your iPad with the XGPS170, and the receiver
will remember your iPad the next time you want to use it.
Universal Design for Many Apps and Devices
The XGPS170 is compatible with all iPad, iPod touch and iPhone devices, as well
as other Bluetooth-enabled (SPP required) smart phones, tablets and laptops
(Android, Blackberry, Windows and OS X devices). In addition to EFB apps,
the XGPS170 works with most apps that require GPS, including apps for car
navigation, marine chart plotting, golfing range finders, geocaching, hiking and
What's included? With your Dual XGPS170 you will receive:
- Dual XGPS170 GPS + ADS-B Receiver
- Removable ADS-B Antenna
- 12-30V Cigarette Lighter Adapter
- Mini USB to USB charging cable
- Non-slip pad
- Status Tool App (free download from the iTunes App Store)
- Owner's manual with warranty information
Dimensions: 4.25" wide x 2.625” deep x 0.75” high
Weight (with the antenna): 5.3oz
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Sunday, April 07, 2013
Never got it to work. Never got a response from Dual
by Ray Larocque from Ocala, FL
Pros: GPS worked great
Cons: Traffic and wether didn't work at all and I was in Fla where ADSB has good coverage
Review: The only thing I liked about this unit was the accuracy it gave my IPAD. Nothing else worked and I couldn't get a response from the Dual folks, email or phone. So I returned it to My Pilots Store and got their cheaper version that only does GPS (Dual XGPS150).
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Friday, March 29, 2013
by Carter Boswell from Sahuarita AZ
Pros: GPS, Bluetooth, work well
Cons: No ADS-B functions provided via Bluetooth to my Ipad
Review: I use the Dual XGPS170 paired with a Mini Ipad that's supporting a Flight Guide iEFB.
Generally works as advertised. The small airplane ICON travels across the screen while enroute, so the GPS function works fine.
My issue is with the ADS-B features that the Dual is supposed to provide. I don't have any. No Weather or Traffic airborne or on the ground. The light for the ADS-B feature on the Xgps170 doesn't even light up! So it looks like a Dual hardware problem and I can't find a solution.
I would appreciate a response from Dual to my review of their product, added to the end of this review.
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Thursday, March 07, 2013
Success with Naviator android app
by Philip from NC
Pros: Good ADS-B coverage enroute; no trouble setting up
Cons: Little to no coverage on the ground; would be nice if status lights dimmed at night
Had first chance to use this on a trip lately (from NC to upstate NY). Didn't pick up ADS-B anywhere I was on the ground, but quickly started receiving stations once about 500 to 1000 agl. Pretty continuous coverage while airborne, except mysteriously lost ADS-B enroute over middle of Virginia southbound for about 20 minutes.
Currently I'm using it with the Naviator app on android - so far that app only supports weather, not traffic. (But that's what I really wanted it for anyway - to see metars and radar while enroute.) For that purpose I'm very pleased. And Naviator's subscription rates are much more reasonable than the other two "big name" apps.
Only "negative" about this particular ADS-B receiver I noticed as that the status lights are awfully bright when flying at night. I had the unit up on the glareshield, and finally fashioned a couple of pieces of paper to (mostly) cover up the status lights as it got dark outside.
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Monday, February 18, 2013
by A Customer from Seattle, WA
Review: Used it with the iPad. Beware, it won't give any information other than position on the foreflight, ther reason I bought it in the first place. Not supported in all apps. Also, on the iPad, it cuts in and out at times, at least on foreflight. Feel like I spent $799 for very little advantage, if any.
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Previous Customer Questions For Dual XGPS170 GPS + ADS-B Receiver:
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On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 a customer asked:
Q: TALK TO ME ABOUT THE ADEQUACY OF THE DUAL 170 ANTENNA. IS IT SUFFICIENT FOR THE MAJORITY OF CONDITIONS? HOW WOULD THE 170 CONNECT TO THE AIRPLANE'S EXTERNAL ANTENNA?
The ADS-B antenna is very accurate and is recommend that the unit be placed so that it has a clear view of the sky. Any hindered or obscure view will diminish its signal and accuracy. An external antenna can also be used with the XGPS170. A dedicated, passive 978 MHz transponder antenna mounted on the bottom of the aircraft is an ideal external antenna option. You can view the XGPS 170 user’s manual here.
On Saturday, October 20, 2012 a customer asked:
Q: Does this unit include GPS sentence $GPRMB in addition to $GPGLL, -GSA, -GSV, -RMC, -VTG and $GPGGA?
The Dual XGPS170 GPS + ADS-B Receiver will not produce $GPRMB sentence but it will produce the others.