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FAA’s ADS-B Weather in the Cockpit
Introduced more than a decade ago by the FAA, ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast)
provides weather and traffic information to all aircraft equipped with an ADS-B
receiver, such as the XGPS170, subscription-free. The portable XGPS170 ADS-B In
receiver provides ADS-B weather to AOPA FlyQ EFB (sold separately)
for display on an iPad.
Read the AOPA ADS-B Primer for more information
The XGPS170 provides the following ADS-B In services: Flight Information Service-Broadcast
(FIS-B). FIS-B provides regional and continental NEXRAD radar imagery from the National
Weather Service, as well as NOTAMs, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds aloft and other
valuable in-flight weather services. FIS-B also includes information on temporary
flight restrictions (TFR) and special use airspaces (SUA). *
The XGPS170 also receives traffic information but
the FAA has significant limitations on when ground stations broadcast traffic information. This can easily lead
to an extremely unsafe situation in which a pilot is lead to believe there is no
traffic in the area when, in fact, there is. For this reason, AOPA FlyQ EFB
does not does not display traffic information
at this time.
The removable ADS-B antenna on the XGPS170 allows pilots to connect to an external
antenna on the aircraft. (This should be a dedicated, passive transponder antenna.)
Useful Status Tool App
Similar to the popular XGPS150, the 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 reception information.
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 the iPad.
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.
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* Most but not all of these data products are displayed on FlyQ EFB at this time. More will be added in later releases.