Garmin Weather Receiver Flight Trial

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The market may be flooded with ADS-B weather receivers, but the market is also seeing a new generation of subscription-based portable SiriusXM weather receivers. The latest one comes from Garmin—the GDL51—which finally completes the weather interface on the company's aera660 portable GPS, plus it works with the Garmin Pilot tablet app. In this video, Aviation Consumer magazine Editor Larry Anglisano takes a close look at the new receiver on the bench and in the air.

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Thanks for the review

I recently purchased the GDL51 and have attempted to get it activated here in Canada for use with my Aera 660. Appears SiriusXM Canada does not yet have subscription service for the SXM data feed that seems to me to be replacing the older legacy WX feed. Attempting to sort this out, but no one at SiriusXM Canada seems to know anything about the differences. I was able to activate the GDL51 but get no data as Garmin app does not see a subscription.

From what I can tell the hold up in services via SiriusXM here in Canada may be related to US FCC rules. Any ideas on this. A bit frustrating, as technology is progressing, but one cannot make use of it.



Posted by: Richard Smith | December 20, 2017 6:57 AM    Report this comment

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