Garmin 906-2500-01 GPS Receiver User Manual

GTX™ 330
Mode S Transponder
pilot’s guide
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Software License Agreement
BY USING THE GTX 330, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
OF THE FOLLOWING SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
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NOTE: The GTX 330D Diversity Mode S Transponder requires top and bottom
mounted antennas.
September 2002
Part Number 190-00207-00 Rev. A
Printed in USA
Limited Warranty
This GARMIN product is warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for
one year from the date of purchase. Within this period, GARMIN will at its sole option, repair
or replace any components that fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be made
at no charge to the customer for parts or labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible for any transportation cost. This warranty does not cover failures due to abuse, misuse,
accident or unauthorized alteration or repairs.
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To obtain warranty service, contact your local GARMIN Authorized Service Center. For
assistance in locating a Service Center near you, call GARMIN Customer Service at one of the
numbers shown below.
GARMIN International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street
Olathe, Kansas 66062, U.S.A.
Phone:
913/397.8200
FAX:
913/ 397.0836
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GARMIN (Europe) Ltd.
Unit 4, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park
Industrial Estate, Romsey, SO51 9AQ, U.K.
Phone:
44/1794.519944
FAX:
44/1794.519222
NOTE: The GTX 330 owner accepts all responsibility for obtaining the proper
licensing before using the transponder.
NOTE: The coverage you can expect from the GTX 330 is limited to “line of
sight”. Low altitude or aircraft antenna shielding by the aircraft itself may
result in reduced range. Range can be improved by climbing to a higher altitude. It may be possible to minimize antenna shielding by locating the antenna
where dead spots are only noticed during abnormal flight attitudes.
CAUTION: The GTX 330 should be turned off before starting or shutting down
aircraft engine(s).
The GTX 330 transponder is powered on by pressing the STBY, ALT or ON keys, or by a remote avionics master
switch (if applicable). After power on, a start-up page is displayed while the unit performs a self test. (See your
Garmin dealer for software upgrades.)
Mode Selection Keys
OFF  Powers off the GTX 330. Pressing STBY, ON or ALT
key powers on the transponder displaying the last active
identification code.
STBY  Selects the standby mode. When in standby mode,
the transponder will not reply to any interrogations.
ON  Selects Mode A. In this mode, the transponder replies to interrogations, as
indicated by the Reply Symbol ( ). Replies do not include altitude information.
ALT  Selects Mode A and Mode C. In ALT mode, the transponder replies to identification and altitude interrogations as indicated by the Reply Symbol ( ). Replies to
altitude interrogations include the standard pressure altitude received from an external
altitude source, which is not adjusted for barometric pressure. The ALT mode may be
selected in aircraft not equipped with an optional altitude encoder; however, the reply
signal will not include altitude information.
Any time the function ON or ALT is selected the transponder becomes an active part of
the Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS). The transponder also responds to
interrogations from TCAS equipped aircraft.
Code Selection
Code selection is done with eight keys (0 – 7) providing 4,096 active identification codes.
Pushing one of these keys begins the code selection sequence. The new code is not activated until
the fourth digit is entered. Pressing the CLR key moves the cursor back to the previous digit.
Pressing the CLR key when the cursor is on the first digit of the code, or pressing the CRSR key
during code entry, removes the cursor and cancels data entry, restoring the previous code. You
may press the CLR key up to five seconds after code entry is complete to return the cursor to the
fourth digit. The numbers 8 and 9 are not used for code entry, only for entering a Count Down
time, contrast and display brightness, and data selection in the Configuration Mode.
Important Codes:
1200 The VFR code for any altitude in the US (Refer to ICAO standards elsewhere)
7000 The VFR code commonly used in Europe (Refer to ICAO standards)
7500 Hijack code (Aircraft is subject to unlawful interference)
7600 Loss of communications
7700 Emergency
7777 Military interceptor operations (Never squawk this code)
0000 Military use (Not enterable)
Avoid selecting code 7500 and all codes in the 7600-7777 range. These codes trigger
special indicators in automated facilities. An aircraft’s transponder code is used for ATC
tracking purposes, therefore exercise care when making routine code changes.
Keys for Other GTX 330 Functions
IDENT Pressing the IDENT key activates the Special Position Identification (SPI) Pulse for 18 seconds, identifying your transponder return from
others on the air traffic controller’s screen. The word ‘IDENT’ will appear in
the upper left corner of the display while the IDENT mode is active.
VFR Sets the transponder code to the pre-programmed VFR code selected
in Configuration Mode (this is set to 1200 at the factory). Pressing the VFR
key again restores the previous identification code.
FUNC Changes the page shown on the right side of the display. Display
data includes Pressure Altitude, Flight Time, Count Up and Count Down
timers. In the Configuration Mode, steps through the function pages.
START/STOP Starts and stops the Altitude Monitor, Count Up, Count
Down and Flight timers. In configuration mode, steps through functions in
reverse.
CRSR Initiates starting time entry for the Count Down timer and cancels
transponder code entry. Returns cursor to last code digit within five seconds after entry. Selects changeable fields in Configuration Mode.
CLR Resets the Count Up, Count Down and Flight timers. Cancels the
previous keypress during code selection and Count Down entry. Returns
cursor to the fourth code digit within five seconds after entry. Used in
Configuration Mode.
8 Reduces Contrast and Display Brightness when the respective fields are
displayed and enters the number eight into the Count Down timer. Used
in Configuration Mode.
9 Increases Contrast and Display Brightness when the respective fields are
displayed and enters the number nine into the Count Down timer. Used in
Configuration Mode.
Function Display
PRESSURE ALT: Displays the altitude data supplied to the GTX 330 in feet,
hundreds of feet (i.e., flight level), or meters, depending on configuration.
FLIGHT TIME: Displays the Flight Time, controlled by the START/STOP
and CLR keys when Automated Airborne Determination is configured
as normal. Under Automated Airborne Determination control, the timer
begins when lift off is sensed.
ALTITUDE MONITOR: Controlled by START/STOP key. Activates a
voice alarm and warning annunciator when altitude limit is exceeded.
OAT/DALT: Displayed when the GTX 330 is configured with temperature
input. Displays Outside Air Temperature and Density Altitude.
COUNT UP TIMER: Controlled by START/STOP and CLR keys.
COUNT DOWN TIMER: Controlled by START/STOP, CLR, and CRSR
keys. The initial Count Down time is entered with the 0 – 9 keys.
CONTRAST: This page is only displayed if manual contrast mode is
selected in Configuration Mode. Contrast is controlled by the 8 and 9 keys.
DISPLAY: This page is only displayed if manual backlighting mode is selected
in Configuration Mode. Backlighting is controlled by the 8 and 9 keys.
GTX 330 Configuration Mode
The GTX 330’s configuration is normally set at time of installation, including the unique
Mode S aircraft address. To view or change any of the GTX 330 configuration parameters,
you must access the GTX 330 Configuration Mode. Use caution when changing configuration. When in doubt, contact your authorized GARMIN Aviation Service Center. Your Garmin
dealer can assist in configuration changes. The Configuration Mode should not be used during
flight.
To use the GTX 330 Configuration Mode:
1. Press and hold the FUNC key while powering on the unit using the STBY, ON, or ALT key
(or using an avionics master switch).
2. Press the FUNC key to sequence through the configuration pages. Press the START/STOP
key to sequence in reverse. Reverse sequence stops on the Display Mode page.
3. Use the CRSR key to highlight selectable fields on each page.
4. When a field is highlighted, use the 8 or 9 keys to select changeable fields or the 0 - 9
keys to enter numeric data.
5. Press the CRSR key to confirm list selections.
Altitude Trend Indicator
When the ‘PRESSURE ALT’ page is displayed, an arrow may be displayed to the right of
the altitude, indicating that the altitude is increasing or decreasing. One of two sizes of arrows
may be displayed depending on the rate of climb/descent. The sensitivity of these arrows is set
using the GTX 330 Configuration Mode vertical speed rate.
Timer Operation
To operate the Flight Timer:
1. Press the FUNC key until ‘FLIGHT TIME’ is displayed.
2. If the GTX 330 is configured with Automated Airborne Determination, the timer will begin automatically when the unit senses that the aircraft has become airborne. The timer may be reset to
zero at every lift off, continue accumulating time at lift off or may be controlled manually.
3. If desired, you may press START/STOP to pause or restart the timer.
4. Press CLR to reset the timer to zero.
5. If the timer is configured to start automatically it will pause when the Automated Airborne
Determination senses that the aircraft is on the ground.
To operate the Count Up timer:
1. Press the FUNC key until ‘COUNT UP’ is displayed.
2. If necessary, press CLR to reset the Count Up timer to zero.
3. Press START/STOP to count up.
4. Press START/STOP again to pause the timer.
5. Press CLR to reset the timer to zero.
To operate the Count Down timer:
1. Press the FUNC key until ‘COUNT DOWN’ is displayed.
2. Press CRSR and use the 0 - 9 keys to set the initial time. All digits must be entered (use
the 0 key to enter leading zeros).
3. Press START/STOP to count down.
4. Press START/STOP again to pause the timer.
5. When the Count Down timer expires, the ‘COUNT DOWN’ banner is replaced with a
flashing ‘EXPIRED’, and the time begins counting up.
6. Press CLR to reset the timer to the initial time value.
Automatic ALT/GND Mode Switching
If the GTX 330 is configured with Automated Airborne Determination, normal operation
begins when liftoff is sensed. When the aircraft is on the ground the screen automatically
displays GND. The transponder does not respond to ATCRBS interrogations when GND is
annunciated. When a delay time is set in the Configuration Mode, the GTX 330 waits a specified length of time after landing before changing to GND mode.
Failure Annunciation
If the unit detects an internal failure, the screen displays FAIL.
GTX 330 Mode S Transponder Features
Traffic Information Service
The GTX 330 Mode S transponder provides a data link for Traffic Information Service
(TIS). TIS provides a graphic display of traffic information in the cockpit for non-TCAS
equipped aircraft. Transponder-equipped aircraft can be displayed within the coverage volume
on indicators such as a Garmin 430 or 530, within range of your position. Aircraft without an
operating transponder are invisible to TIS. Refer to 400/500 series pilot literature for details.
Mode S Data transmission
In addition to 4096 code and pressure altitude, the GTX 330 is capable of transmitting
aircraft registration number or flight ID, transponder capability and maximum speed range.
Audio Alerts
(Configuration options; male/female voice or tone, and volume level.)
• “Leaving Altitude” Altitude deviation is exceeded.
• “Traffic” TIS traffic alert is received.
• “Traffic Not Available” TIS service is not available or out of range.
• “Timer Expired” for countdown time.
© 2002 GARMIN Ltd. or its subsidiaries
GARMIN International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, U.S.A.
GARMIN (Europe) Ltd.
Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate, Romsey, SO51 9AQ, U.K.
GARMIN Corporation
No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road, Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan
www.garmin.com
Part Number 190-00207-00 Rev. A
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