As the aviation world awaits the 2020 ADS-B mandate deadline, Dynon has now joined those manufacturers that have launched pre-emptive products to begin accommodating the new infrastructure requirements.
Its SV-ADSB-470 UAT band traffic system is a hard-wired, remotely mounted box (priced at $995 — antenna not included) that feeds traffic and weather data to the SkyView panel-mount display. It also displays data on temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) both textually and graphically on the SkyView’s moving map.
By itself, the ADS-B ‘In’ receiver supplies text and graphical Nexrad weather information and limited traffic information (only those aircraft with ADS-B ‘Out’ equipment, or “eavesdropping” to see nearby traffic that is being interrogated). When paired with Dynon’s SV-XPNDR-26X ADS-B transponder, the system is certified for ADS-B ‘Out’ and can take advantage of the full ATC traffic picture.
The Dynon equipment is not eligible for use in certified aircraft, but can be installed in experimental or light sport models. And since it receives data on the 978-MHz UAT frequency, it will not receive traffic, weather or airspace data outside the U.S.