Garmin GDL 69 Satellite Radio User Manual

GDL 69/69A
XM Satellite Radio
Activation Instructions
™
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 Overview ................................................................................................................................................ 1
1.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 1
1.2 Gather Information ...................................................................................................................... 1
2 MX20 - GDL 69/69A Activation ........................................................................................................... 2
2.1 Activation Steps........................................................................................................................... 2
2.2 Refreshing.................................................................................................................................... 4
2.3 Deactivating and Reactivating the GDL 69/69A......................................................................... 5
3 G1000 – GDL 69/69A Activation .......................................................................................................... 7
3.1 Verify the Radios are Ready to be Activated .............................................................................. 8
3.2 Activating the Radio.................................................................................................................... 9
3.3 Verifying Subscribed Services .................................................................................................... 9
3.4 Refreshing.................................................................................................................................. 11
3.5 Deactivating and Reactivating the GDL 69/69A....................................................................... 11
4 GNS 430/530 – GDL69 Activation...................................................................................................... 13
4.1 Activation Steps......................................................................................................................... 13
4.2 Verify Signal Reception ............................................................................................................ 13
4.3 Verify XM Subscribed Services ................................................................................................ 14
4.3.1 Verify NEXRAD................................................................................................................... 15
4.3.2 Verify Graphical METAR..................................................................................................... 15
4.3.3 Verify Textual METAR ........................................................................................................ 16
4.3.4 Verify Wind .......................................................................................................................... 16
4.3.5 Verify Temperature/Dewpoints............................................................................................. 17
4.4 Refreshing.................................................................................................................................. 17
4.5 Deactivating and Reactivating the GDL 69/69A....................................................................... 17
5 GNS 430W/530W – GDL69/GDL69A Activation .............................................................................. 19
5.1 Activation Steps......................................................................................................................... 19
5.2 Verify Signal Reception ............................................................................................................ 19
5.2.1 Verify Textual METAR ........................................................................................................ 21
5.3 Refreshing.................................................................................................................................. 21
5.4 Deactivating and Reactivating the GDL 69/69A....................................................................... 21
6 GMX 200 - GDL 69/69A Activation ................................................................................................... 23
6.1 Activation Steps......................................................................................................................... 23
6.2 Refreshing.................................................................................................................................. 25
6.3 Deactivating and Reactivating the GDL 69/69A....................................................................... 25
7 G600 – GDL 69/69A Activation .......................................................................................................... 27
7.1 Verify the Radios are Ready to be Activated ............................................................................ 28
7.2 Activating the Radio.................................................................................................................. 29
7.3 Verifying Subscribed Services .................................................................................................. 29
7.4 Refreshing.................................................................................................................................. 30
7.5 Deactivating and Reactivating the GDL 69/69A....................................................................... 30
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Figure 2-1.
Figure 2-2.
Figure 2-3.
Figure 2-4.
Figure 2-5.
Figure 3-1.
Figure 3-2.
LIST OF FIGURES
Data Radio ID and Audio Radio ID Locations ......................................................................... 3
MX20 with Full Channel List ................................................................................................... 3
Activation Refresh Page............................................................................................................ 4
Webpage Success Message ....................................................................................................... 5
Webpage Failure Message ........................................................................................................ 5
AUX - TRIP PLANNING Page ................................................................................................ 7
AUX-XM Information Page...................................................................................................... 8
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Figure 3-3.
Figure 3-4.
Figure 3-5.
Figure 4-1.
Figure 4-2.
Figure 4-3.
Figure 4-4.
Figure 4-5.
Figure 4-6.
Figure 4-7.
Figure 5-1.
Figure 5-2.
Figure 5-3.
Figure 6-1.
Figure 6-2.
Figure 7-1.
Figure 7-2.
Figure 7-3.
Figure 7-4.
AUX – XM Radio Page ............................................................................................................ 8
Lock Activation Screen............................................................................................................. 9
Channel Listings Screen.......................................................................................................... 10
Data Link Menu Page.............................................................................................................. 13
Data Link Status Page ............................................................................................................. 14
Weather Page .......................................................................................................................... 15
Graphical METAR Page ......................................................................................................... 15
Textual METAR Page............................................................................................................. 16
Wind Data Page....................................................................................................................... 16
Temperature/Dewpoints Page ................................................................................................. 17
XM Information Page.............................................................................................................. 19
XM Information Page Menu ................................................................................................... 20
Textual METAR Page............................................................................................................. 21
Data Radio ID and Audio Radio ID Locations ....................................................................... 24
GMX 200 with Full Channel List ........................................................................................... 24
XM Information Page.............................................................................................................. 27
AUX – XM Radio Page .......................................................................................................... 28
Lock Activation Screen........................................................................................................... 29
Channel Listings Screen.......................................................................................................... 29
Table 1-1.
Table 2-1.
Table 3-1.
Table 3-2.
Table 4-1.
Table 5-1.
Table 6-1.
Table 7-1.
LIST OF TABLES
Documents .................................................................................................................................. 1
MX20 Weather Products Available in United States ................................................................. 4
G1000 Weather Products Available in United States............................................................... 10
G1000 Weather Products Available in Canada ........................................................................ 11
Data Link Status ....................................................................................................................... 14
GNS 430W/530W Weather Products Available in United States ............................................ 20
GMX 200 Weather Products Available in United States ......................................................... 24
G600 Weather Products Available in United States................................................................. 28
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1 Overview
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1.1 Introduction
7B
Before the GDL 69/69A can be used, the unit must have services subscribed to and be activated by XM
Satellite Radio. This document will take you through the process. Please note that the GDL 69 is a
weather data link only. The GDL 69A is a weather data link AND audio receiver. This document covers
the GDL 69/69A - MX20 Activation, the GDL 69/69A – G1000 Activation, GDL 69 – GNS 430/530
Activation, the GDL 69/69A – GNS 430W/530W Activation, GDL 69/69A – G600 Activation, and lastly
the GDL 69/69A – GMX 200 Activation. There is a separate procedure for each type of installation.
Before activating, the GDL 69/69A must be installed in accordance with the installation manual
P/N 190-00355-02 Rev E or later.
It is essential to follow the activation instructions carefully, correctly, and completely.
Improper activation may result in an installation that receives an incomplete set of
weather products, or an installation that functions only part of the time.
1.2 Gather Information
8B
Your GDL 69 or GDL 69A is shipped with one or two radio hardware identifications, respectively (Radio
IDs). These IDs serve as identification codes for your XM-equipped GDL 69/69A and are needed in the
activation process. The Audio ID is for the XM radio service, and the Data ID is for the weather
products. The GDL 69 will have an Data ID whereas the GDL 69/69A with have an Audio ID AND a
Data ID. The ID information is attached to the last page of this document. It is also printed on a label on
the back of the unit. Be sure to visit http://www.garmin.com and verify that you have the latest revision
of the documents listed in Table 1-1 that pertain to your equipment.
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Table 1-1. Documents
Unit
MX 20 MFD
GNC 420(A)
GNS 430(A)
400W Series or 500W Series
GPS 400
GPS 500
GNS 530(A)
GMX 200
GDU 620
Document
MX 20 Pilot’s Guide
GNC 420(A) Pilot’s Guide and Reference
GNS 430(A) Pilot’s Guide and Reference
400W/500W Series Pilot’s Guide Addendum
GPS 400 Pilot’s Guide and Reference
GPS 500 Pilot’s Guide and Reference
GNS 530(A) Pilot’s Guide and Reference
GMX 200 Pilot’s Guide
G600 Pilot’s Guide
G1000 Integrated Flight Deck
G1000 Pilot’s Guide
Part Number
560-1026-( )
190-00140-20
190-00140-00
190-00356-30
190-00140-60
190-00181-60
190-00181-00
190-00607-02
190-00601-02
See Dealers Only
website at
garmin.com
NOTE
If your aircraft has not been powered on for an extended period of time your XM
subscription may have been automatically deactivated. In the event that this happens you
will need to refresh the unit. Refer to Section 2.2 (MX20), 3.4 (G1000), 4.4 (GNS
430/530), 5.3 (GNS 430W/530W), 6.2 (GMX 200), or 7.2 (G600) for the procedure on
‘Refreshing’.
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2 MX20 - GDL 69/69A Activation
1B
The MX20 must be correctly configured to accept information from a GDL 69/69A, in accordance with
the MX20 Multi-Function Display Installation Manual, P/N 560-1025-( ).
2.1 Activation Steps
9B
1. Make sure that the aircraft's XM antenna has an unobstructed view of the southern sky.
It is highly recommended that the aircraft be outside of and away from the hangar.
2. Hook up the aircraft to external power if available.
The complete activation process may take 45-60 minutes or more, depending on the demand on the
XM activation system.
3. Power on the avionics and allow the MX20 and GDL 69/69A to power up.
Do not power cycle the units during the activation process.
4. Verify that the yellow “GDL 69” failure flag is not displayed.
The absence of a failure flag confirms that the MX20 is communicating with the GDL 69/69A.
5. Go to the XM Activation Page.
a) Press the FN key until the FIS function is displayed. Press the FIS smart key.
b) Press the fourth smart key until STATUS is displayed.
c) Press the MENU/ENT key.
d) Press the line select key next to Products. Diagnostics and Start Diag will be displayed. (in
software version 5.5, Start Diag will not be displayed.)
e) Press the line select key next to Diagnostics.
f) Activation will be displayed.
6. To activate service, call XM at 1.800.985.9200.
When activating the data service, specify Aviator LT, Aviator, or Aviator Pro. XM service should
activate in 45 to 60 minutes. During the activation process the unit may display several different
activation levels. This is normal and should be ignored. When the service class (Aviator LT,
Aviator, or Aviator Pro) and all of the weather products for the class that you subscribed to are
displayed, press the Accept smart key. See Table 2-1 for weather products available for the MX20.
Wait 10 to 30 seconds to allow the GDL 69/69A to process the accept command and lock in the
activation.
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During the activation process do not change channels or pages during this time.
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Audio Radio ID
Data Radio ID
Line Select Keys
Smart Keys
Figure 2-1. Data Radio ID and Audio Radio ID Locations
Figure 2-2. MX20 with Full Channel List
7. For GDL 69A units, the audio portion is activated independently from the weather. The activations
will not be simultaneous. Once the data channel is activated, bring up the XM Radio page on the
MX20. This can be accomplished by pressing the FN key until XM is displayed. Press the XM
smart key. A non-activated unit will display only channel 0 (Radio ID), channel 1 (XM Preview) and
channel 247 (Emergency Alert). An activated unit will display the full list of XM channels. Tune to
channel 1, while waiting for audio activation. Wait for the XM display to become populated with the
XM channel list (see Figure 2.2 above for an example of what this looks like).
8. Select an XM channel in order to lock in the radio activation.
Channels 0, 1, and 247 are free preview channels and should not be used for this procedure. Press the
Chan smart key and then press either the Up or Down Arrow key to select a new channel. Wait for
the channel to be displayed in the Active Channel box at the top of the XM display. The XM radio
activation is complete when the channel is displayed.
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Table 2-1. MX20 Weather Products Available in United States
Aviator Lite
(Aviator LT)
Subscription
Product
High Resolution NEXRAD Radar
Radar Coverage
Precipitation Type (at surface)
City Forcasts
TFRs
METARs
TAFs
County Warnings
Winds Aloft (at altitude)
Lightning
AIRMETs
SIGMETs
Echo Tops
Severe Weather Storm Tracks
Satellite Mosaic
Aviator
Subscription
Aviator Pro
Subscription
2.2 Refreshing
10B
If the unit is not activated after one hour (1.5 hours for the GNS 430/530 and GNS 430W/530W) a
‘refresh’ may be needed. To accomplish this go to the website www.xmradio.com/refresh as pictured
below. Follow the instructions as described on the website. If you are refreshing both the data (weather)
package and the audio package, you’ll have to do the refresh steps twice.
Figure 2-3. Activation Refresh Page
After entering the radio ID, a success message or failure message will appear. Both are pictured below. If
a failure message is received, then the radio ID entered is not in the system or a refresh signal request has
already been entered into the XM system in the past 3 hours. Only one refresh signal can be sent over the
XM system in a given 3-hour period. Call XM to confirm the activation of the radio.
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Figure 2-4. Webpage Success Message
Figure 2-5. Webpage Failure Message
After either receiving a success message or resolving the issue with XM, try the activation steps in
Section 2.1 again. If you still are having trouble, call Garmin AT technical support.
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2.3 Deactivating and Reactivating the GDL 69/69A
1B
When the GDL 69/69A is not properly activated, in some cases it may be necessary to perform a full
deactivation and reactivation of the system in order to make it work properly. This procedure is
complicated and should never be attempted without the guidance of Garmin AT technical support
personnel. Please contact Garmin AT technical support using the telephone numbers listed on page iii.
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3 G1000 – GDL 69/69A Activation
2B
Prior to contacting XM, the GDU must be on and operational. For activation you will need your XM
Audio Radio ID, XM Data Radio ID and your billing information. Your XM Audio Radio ID and Data
Radio ID can be found on the last page of this document. If for some reason you do not have your IDs,
you will be able to find your Radio IDs on the XM page in the AUX group. The steps below will take you
through the process.
1. Make sure that the aircraft's XM antenna has an unobstructed view of the southern sky. It is not
recommended for the aircraft to be in a hangar.
2. Hook up the aircraft to external power if available. The activation process may take 45-60 minutes or
more, depending on the demand on the XM activation system.
3. Power on the avionics and allow the G1000 to power up.
4. Rotate the outer FMS knob clockwise until the AUX - TRIP PLANNING page displays. See Figure
3-1.
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Outer FMS Knob
Inner FMS Knob
Soft Keys
Figure 3-1. AUX - TRIP PLANNING Page
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5. Rotate the inner FMS knob clockwise until the AUX-XM INFORMATION page is displayed.
Press the INFO smart key to view your Audio Radio ID and Data Radio ID. See Figure 3-2 for
these locations.
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6. A list of Weather Products will also be shown on the bottom half of the screen. Boxes filled in
green will correspond with the type of subscription you have access. For example, if the weather
subscription you have purchased allows NEXRAD, the box next to NEXRAD will be green.
Page Mode - Default INFO mode
Figure 3-2. AUX-XM Information Page
3.1 Verify the Radios are Ready to be Activated
12B
The AUX - XM INFORMATION page has two modes, Radio Information and Radio Operation. The
page should default to INFO mode (if the radio is not activated). You will need to be on this page when
you call for activation. You can change modes with the RADIO/INFO soft keys. The INFO page should
look like Figure 3-2.
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Pressing the RADIO smart key will display the AUX – XM RADIO page and will look similar to Figure
3-3 If the radio is inactivated and working properly the G1000 will display the free-to-air channels,
which are channel 0 (Radio ID), channel 1 (XM Preview) and channel 247 (Emergency Alert). If you can
see the free-to-air channels and can hear channel 1, you are ready to activate your radios. Press the soft
key under INFO and the page will return to the INFO page.
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Figure 3-3. AUX – XM Radio Page
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3.2 Activating the Radio
13B
The G1000 needs to be on the INFO page for activation. Call 1.800.985.9200 and the XM operator will
ask you for your Data Radio ID and Audio Radio ID. Activation should begin once the XM operator has
all your information. During activation the INFO page will show the various Weather Products being
activated. The activation process is not complete until a valid service class is shown. Once activation has
been completed, verify that the Service Class and Weather Products shown are the services that you
purchased. If you are satisfied that you received the products you requested, press the soft key under
LOCK. This will bring up a small inset window as shown in Figure 3-4. Press the ENT key lock in your
activation.
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During the activation process do not change channels or pages during this time.
Figure 3-4. Lock Activation Screen
3.3 Verifying Subscribed Services
14B
When the data radio (weather receiver) has been activated, the subscription level will be shown in the
service class field. To see what products are available with your subscription level, see Table 3-1 or
Table 3-2. You can see that the activation was successful by pressing the soft key under RADIO. You
should see a complete listing of all the channels of your subscription as shown in Figure 3-5.
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Figure 3-5. Channel Listings Screen
Table 3-1. G1000 Weather Products Available in United States
Product
High Resolution NEXRAD Radar
Radar Coverage
Precipitation Type (at surface)
City Forcasts
TFRs
METARs
TAFs
County Warnings
Winds Aloft (at altitude)
Lightning
AIRMETs
SIGMETs
Echo Tops
Freezing Level
Severe Weather Storm Tracks
Surface Weather Maps
Satellite Mosaic
AIREPs
PIREPs
Turbulence
Current Icing Product (CIP)
Supercooled Large Droplets (SLD)
Hurricane Track
Aviator Lite
(Aviator LT)
Subscription
Aviator
Subscription
Aviator Pro*
Subscription
*Available for units that have V9.10 software or later.
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Table 3-2. G1000 Weather Products Available in Canada
Product
High Resolution NEXRAD Radar
Radar Coverage
METARs
TAFs
Canadian Weather Warnings
Winds Aloft (at altitude)
AIRMETs
SIGMETs
Surface Weather Maps
PIREPs
Aviator
Subscription
Aviator Pro*
Subscription
*Available for units that have V9.10 software or later.
3.4 Refreshing
15B
If the unit is not activated after one hour a ‘refresh’ may be needed. To accomplish this go to the website
www.xmradio.com/refresh as explained in Section 2.2. When asked for the Radio ID number on the
website, enter the ID number of the service you are refreshing, either your audio package or your data
(weather) package. If refreshing both, you’ll have the opportunity to ‘refresh another XM radio’. If you
still are having trouble, call Garmin technical support using the telephone numbers listed on page iii.
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3.5 Deactivating and Reactivating the GDL 69/69A
16B
When the GDL 69/69A is not properly activated, in some cases it may be necessary to perform a full
deactivation and reactivation of the system in order to make it work properly. This procedure is
complicated and should never be attempted without the guidance of Garmin AT technical support
personnel. Please contact Garmin AT technical support using the telephone numbers listed on page iii.
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4 GNS 430/530 – GDL69 Activation
3B
For activation you will need your XM Data Radio ID and your billing information. If your unit is a GDL
69A, which comes with a Data Radio ID and an Audio Radio ID, only the Data Radio ID is displayed on
the GNS 430/530, since the GNS 430/530 does not support audio services. Your Data Radio ID can be
found on the last page of this document and on the 430/530 Data Link Status page (see Section 4.2
below).
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4.1 Activation Steps
17B
1. Make sure that the aircraft's XM antenna has an unobstructed view of the southern sky. It is not
recommended for the aircraft to be in a hangar.
2. Hook up the aircraft to external power if available. The activation process may take 45-60 minutes or
more, depending on the demand on the XM activation system.
3. Power on the avionics and allow the GNS 430/530 to power up.
4. Call XM Satellite Radio 1.800.985.9200. The XM operator will ask you for your Data Radio ID.
NOTE
During the activation process do not change channels or pages during this time.
4.2 Verify Signal Reception
18B
1. Access the GDL 69 Data Link Status Page. This page can be found by rotating the outer knob until
the AUX menu page displays.
2. Rotate the inner knob until the DATA LINK page with the item DATA LINK STATUS is listed.
Figure 4-1. Data Link Menu Page
3. Press the CRSR knob. The first item on the page will blink. Turn either the outer knob or inner knob
clockwise until DATA LINK STATUS is blinking.
4. Press the ENT button. The following page will be displayed.
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Figure 4-2. Data Link Status Page
5. Refer to Table 4-1 to read the SAT ID/CONNECTIVITY information.
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6. Verify radio IDs and signal quality is between 2 – 3. If signal quality is zero, check the antenna and
wiring.
Table 4-1. Data Link Status
SAT ID Field
‘- -‘
‘XM’
‘X0’, ‘X1’, ‘X2’, or ‘X3’
‘-0’, ‘-1’, ‘-2’, or ‘-3’
GDL 69/69A – 430/530 Series interface communications not yet established.
GDL 69/69A not yet communicating with internal satellite radio hardware (normal
during power-up).
‘X’ = Satellite radio service activated. Satellite signal quality is indicated by the
numbers 0, 1, 2, or 3; where 0=none, 1=poor, 2=good, and 3=excellent.
‘-’ = Satellite radio service is not activated. Satellite signal quality is indicated by
the numbers 0, 1, 2, or 3; where 0=none, 1=poor, 2=good, and 3=excellent.
Connectivity Field
“Searching...”
“Satellite in view”
No satellite is currently in view, signal quality is ‘0’.
Indicates a signal quality between 1 and 3.
4.3 Verify XM Subscribed Services
19B
The 430/530 supports the following weather services: NEXRAD, graphical METAR, text-based METAR,
Wind, and Graphical Temperature/Dew Point. These services are available only in the United States.
Verify included services by displaying them on the unit, if applicable. If signal quality is between 1 and
3, but no data is displayed, contact XM Satellite Radio to verify subscription. Be sure that the unit is
updated with the most current software.
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4.3.1 Verify NEXRAD
34B
To select the Weather Page from the Data Link Page:
1. Turn the large outer knob on the right and move through the Page Groups until the NAV Page
Group is selected.
2. Turn the small inner knob on the right until the Weather Page is selected. NEXRAD data is
displayed on the screen similar to Figure 4-3, if available. If no weather is in the area, look for
NEXRAD timer in the upper right corner to confirm delivery of NEXRAD.
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Figure 4-3. Weather Page
4.3.2 Verify Graphical METAR
35B
To display Graphical METARs on the NAV Weather Page:
1. Select the NAV Weather Page.
2. Press CRSR. The upper left hand corner field flashes.
3. Turn small right knob and select ‘METAR’.
4.
Press CRSR. Graphical METAR data is displayed on the screen similar to Figure 4-4, if
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Figure 4-4. Graphical METAR Page
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4.3.3 Verify Textual METAR
36B
To select the METARs Text Page:
1. Turn the larger outer knob on the right and move through the Page Groups until the AUX Page
Group is selected.
2. Turn the small inner knob on the right to the Data Link Page.
3. Press PUSH CRSR and turn small inner knob to highlight Request METAR, put in airport ID, then
go back and select Textural METAR. Turn small knob and select airport from list. Press ENT. The
airports are added to the list through the Request METAR page.
4. Press ENT. The Textual METAR Page is displayed for the airport you selected similar to Figure 4-5,
if available. You can enter a different identifier by highlighting ‘TEXTUAL METAR’ and press
ENT. Turn the small right knob and scroll through the list of four letter identifiers.
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Figure 4-5. Textual METAR Page
4.3.4 Verify Wind
37B
To display wind data on the NAV Weather Page:
1. Select the NAV Weather Page.
2. Press CRSR. The upper left hand corner data field flashes.
3. Turn the small right knob and select ‘WINDS’.
4. Press CRSR. The wind icons are displayed on the NAV Weather Page similar to Figure 4-6, if
available.
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Figure 4-6. Wind Data Page
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4.3.5 Verify Temperature/Dewpoints
38B
To display Temperature/Dewpoints on the NAV Weather Page:
1. Select the NAV Weather Page.
2. Press CRSR. The upper left hand corner data field flashes.
3. Turn the small right knob and select ‘TEMP/DP’.
4. Press CRSR. The Temperature/Dewpoints are displayed on the NAV Weather Page similar to Figure
4-7, if available.
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Figure 4-7. Temperature/Dewpoints Page
NOTE
For all 400/500 Series units: After verifying that all weather products have been
received, leave unit on for an additional 1.5 hours to allow subscription lock-in process to
take place.
4.4 Refreshing
20B
If the unit is not activated after 1.5 hours a ‘refresh’ maybe needed. To accomplish this go to the website
www.xmradio.com/refresh as explained in Section 2.2. When asked for the Radio ID number on the
website, enter the Data ID number and then follow the steps as outlined on the website. If you still are
having trouble, call Garmin technical support using the telephone numbers listed on page iii.
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4.5 Deactivating and Reactivating the GDL 69/69A
21B
When the GDL 69/69A is not properly activated, in some cases it may be necessary to perform a full
deactivation and reactivation of the system in order to make it work properly. This procedure is
complicated and should never be attempted without the guidance of Garmin AT technical support
personnel. Please contact Garmin AT technical support using the telephone numbers listed on page iii.
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5 GNS 430W/530W – GDL69/GDL69A Activation
4B
For activation of a GDL 69 you will need your XM Data Radio ID, and for activation of a GDL 69A you
will need your XM Data Radio ID and Audio Radio ID, and your billing information. Your Data and
Audio Radio IDs can be found on the last page of this document and on the 430W/530W XM Information
page (see Section 5.2 below).
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5.1 Activation Steps
2B
1. Make sure that the aircraft's XM antenna has an unobstructed view of the southern sky. It is not
recommended for the aircraft to be in a hangar.
2. Hook up the aircraft to external power if available. The activation process may take 45-60 minutes or
more, depending on the demand on the XM activation system.
3. Power on the avionics and allow the GNS 430W/530W to power up.
4. Call XM Satellite Radio 1.800.985.9200. The XM operator will ask you for your Data Radio ID, and
Audio Radio ID (if GDL 69A).
NOTE
During the activation process do not change channels or pages during this time.
5.2 Verify Signal Reception
23B
1. Access the XM Information page. This page can be found by rotating the outer knob until the AUX
menu page displays.
2. Rotate the inner knob until the XM INFORMATION page is displayed.
Figure 5-1. XM Information Page
3. If the GDL69 VER field displays “---“ then GDL 69/69A to GNS 430W/530W interface
communications are not yet established. Check GDL 69A power, RS-232 configuration, and/or
wiring.
4. Verify DATA ID contains the eight character identification code.
5. Verify DATA SIGNAL quality is either “Weak” or “Strong”. If signal quality is “Antenna” or
“None’, check the antenna and wiring.
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6. If you have a GDL 69A, Verify Audio ID contains the eight character identification code. Then
verify that AUDIO SIGNAL quality is either “Weak” or “Strong”. If signal quality is “Antenna” or
“None’, check the antenna and wiring.
7. SERVICE CLASS will initially read “DETECTING ACTIVATION”. After the your activation
request is completely processed by the XM activation system the service class field should change to
the class that corresponds to the service level that you requested. This value will either be Aviation
LT or Aviator.
For a list of weather products available for the service level you requested, see Table 5-1.
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8. When the correct Service Class is being displayed , press the MENU key, select the “Lock Data Link
Activation” menu item by highlighting it, then press the ENT key. This locks your activation into the
GDL 69A.
Figure 5-2. XM Information Page Menu
NOTE
For all 400W/500W Series units, verify that all weather products have been received.
Leave unit on for 1.5 hours to allow all weather products to be received. Do not change
channels or pages during this time.
Table 5-1. GNS 430W/530W Weather Products Available in United States
Product
High Resolution NEXRAD Radar
Radar Coverage
Precipitation Type (at surface)
TFRs
METARs
TAFs
Winds Aloft (at altitude)
Lightning
Severe Weather Storm Tracks
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Aviator
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5.2.1 Verify Textual METAR
39B
To select the METARs Text Page:
1. Turn the larger outer knob on the right and move through the Page Groups until the WPT Page
Group is selected.
2. Turn the small inner knob on the right to the Textual METAR page.
3. Press PUSH CRSR and turn small inner knob to enter airport ID.
4. Press ENT. The Textual METAR Page is displayed for the airport you selected similar to Figure 4-5,
if available. You can enter a different identifier by highlighting ‘TEXTUAL METAR’ and press
ENT. Turn the small right knob and scroll through the list of four letter identifiers.
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Figure 5-3. Textual METAR Page
5.3 Refreshing
24B
If the unit is not activated after 1.5 hours a ‘refresh’ maybe needed. To accomplish this go to the website
www.xmradio.com/refresh as explained in Section 2.2. When asked for the Radio ID number on the
website, enter the ID number of the unit you are refreshing, either your audio package or your data
(weather) package. If refreshing both, you’ll have the opportunity to ‘refresh another XM radio’. If you
still are having trouble, call Garmin technical support using the telephone numbers listed on page iii.
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5.4 Deactivating and Reactivating the GDL 69/69A
25B
When the GDL 69/69A is not properly activated, in some cases it may be necessary to perform a full
deactivation and reactivation of the system in order to make it work properly. This procedure is
complicated and should never be attempted without the guidance of Garmin AT technical support
personnel. Please contact Garmin AT technical support using the telephone numbers listed on page iii.
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6 GMX 200 - GDL 69/69A Activation
5B
The GMX 200 must be correctly configured to accept information from a GDL 69A, in accordance with
the GMX 200 Multi-Function Display Installation Manual, P/N 190-00607-04 (or later).
6.1 Activation Steps
26B
1. Make sure that the aircraft's XM antenna has an unobstructed view of the southern sky.
It is highly recommended that the aircraft be outside of and away from the hangar.
2. Hook up the aircraft to external power if available.
The complete activation process may take 45-60 minutes or more, depending on the demand on the
XM activation system.
3. Power on the avionics and allow the GMX 200 and GDL 69/69A to power up.
Do not power cycle the units during the activation process.
4. Verify that the yellow “GDL 69” failure flag is not displayed.
The absence of a failure flag confirms that the GMX 200 is communicating with the GDL 69/69A.
5. Go to the XM Activation Page
a) Press the FN key until the FIS function is displayed. Press the FIS smart key.
b) Press the fourth smart key until STATUS is displayed.
c) Press the MENU/ENT key.
d) Press the line select key next to Products. Diagnostics and Start Diag will be displayed. (in
software version 5.5, Start Diag will not be displayed.)
e) Press the line select key next to Diagnostics.
f) Activation will be displayed.
6. To activate service, call XM at 1.800.985.9200.
When activating the data service, specify Aviator LT, Aviator, or Aviator Pro. XM service should
activate in 45 to 60 minutes. During the activation process the unit may display several different
activation levels. This is normal and should be ignored. When the service class (Aviator LT,
Aviator, or Aviator Pro) and all of the weather products for the class that you subscribed to are
displayed, press the Accept smart key. Wait 10 to 30 seconds to allow the GDL 69/69A to process
the accept command and lock in the activation. To see the available weather products for your
subscription level see Table 6-1.
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NOTE
During the activation process do not change channels or pages during this time.
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Table 6-1. GMX 200 Weather Products Available in United States
Product
High Resolution NEXRAD Radar
Radar Coverage
Precipitation Type (at surface)
City Forecasts
TFRs
METARs
TAFs
County Warnings
Winds Aloft (at altitude)
Lightning
AIRMETs
SIGMETs
Echo Tops
Freezing Level
Severe Weather Storm Tracks
Surface Weather Maps
Satellite Mosaic
Hurricane Track
Aviator Lite
(Aviator LT)
Subscription
Aviator
Subscription
Aviator Pro
Subscription
Audio Radio ID
Data Radio ID
Line Select Keys
Smart Keys
Figure 6-1. Data Radio ID and Audio Radio ID Locations
Figure 6-2. GMX 200 with Full Channel List
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7. For GDL 69A units, the audio portion is activated independently from the weather. The activations
will not be simultaneous. Once the data channel is activated, bring up the XM Radio page on the
GMX 200. This can be accomplished by pressing the FN key until XM is displayed. Press the XM
smart key. A non-activated unit will display only channel 0 (Radio ID), channel 1 (XM Preview) and
channel 247 (Emergency Alert). An activated unit will display the full list of XM channels. Tune to
channel 1, while waiting for audio activation. Wait for the XM display to become populated with the
XM channel list (see Figure 6-2 above for an example of what this looks like).
8. Select an XM channel in order to lock in the radio activation.
Channels 0, 1, and 247 are free preview channels and should not be used for this procedure. Press
either the Up or Down Arrow key and then press the SEL key to select a new channel. Wait for the
channel to be displayed in the Active Channel box at the top of the XM display. The XM radio
activation is complete when the channel is displayed.
6.2 Refreshing
27B
If the unit is not activated after one hour a ‘refresh’ may be needed. To accomplish this go to the website
www.xmradio.com/refresh as explained in Section 2.2. When asked for the Radio ID number on the
website, enter the ID number of the service you are refreshing, either your audio package or your data
(weather) package. If refreshing both, you’ll have the opportunity to ‘refresh another XM radio’. If you
still are having trouble, call Garmin AT technical support using the telephone numbers listed on page iii.
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6.3 Deactivating and Reactivating the GDL 69/69A
28B
When the GDL 69/69A is not properly activated, in some cases it may be necessary to perform a full
deactivation and reactivation of the system in order to make it work properly. This procedure is
complicated and should never be attempted without the guidance of Garmin AT technical support
personnel. Please contact Garmin AT technical support using the telephone numbers listed on page iii.
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7 G600 – GDL 69/69A Activation
6B
Prior to contacting XM, the GDU must be on and operational. For activation you will need your XM
Audio Radio ID, XM Data Radio ID and your billing information. Your XM Audio Radio ID and Data
Radio ID can be found on the last page of this document. If for some reason you do not have your IDs,
you will be able to find your Radio IDs on the XM page in the AUX group. The steps below will take you
through the process.
1. Make sure that the aircraft's XM antenna has an unobstructed view of the southern sky. It is not
recommended for the aircraft to be in a hangar.
2. Hook up the aircraft to external power if available. The activation process may take 45-60 minutes or
more, depending on the demand on the XM activation system.
3. Power on the avionics and allow the G600 to power up.
4. Rotate the large MFD knob clockwise to the first page of the AUX group. Rotate the small MFD
knob to the XM Information page. See Figure 7-1.
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Figure 7-1. XM Information Page
5. A list of Weather Products will also be shown in the middle of the screen. Boxes filled in green will
correspond with the type of subscription you have access. For example, if the weather subscription
you have purchased allows NEXRAD, the box next to NEXRAD will be green. To see the weather
products available for each subscription level see Table 7-1.
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Table 7-1. G600 Weather Products Available in United States
Aviator Lite
(Aviator LT)
Subscription
Product
High Resolution NEXRAD Radar
Radar Coverage
Precipitation Type (at surface)
City Forecasts
TFRs
METARs
TAFs
County Warnings
Winds Aloft (at altitude)
Lightning
AIRMETs
SIGMETs
Echo Tops
Freezing Level
Severe Weather Storm Tracks
Surface Weather Maps
Satellite Mosaic
Hurricane Track
Aviator
Subscription
Aviator Pro
Subscription
7.1 Verify the Radios are Ready to be Activated
29B
If the radio is inactivated and working properly the G600 will display the free-to-air channels, which are
channel 0 (Radio ID), channel 1 (XM Preview) and channel 247 (Emergency Alert). If you can see the
free-to-air channels and can hear channel 1, you are ready to activate your radios.
Figure 7-2. AUX – XM Radio Page
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7.2 Activating the Radio
30B
NOTE
During the activation process do not change channels or pages during this time.
The G600 will need to be on the XM INFORMATION page of the AUX Group when you call for
activation. Press the soft key under LOCK and the following window will appear. See Figure 7-1.
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Call 1.800.985.9200 and the XM operator will ask you for your Data Radio ID and Audio Radio ID.
Activation should begin once the XM operator has all your information. During activation the XM
Information page will show the various Weather Products being activated. The activation process is not
complete until a valid service class is shown. Once activation has been completed, verify that the Service
Class and Weather Products shown are the services that you purchased. If you are satisfied that you
received the products you requested, press the soft key under LOCK. This will bring up a small inset
window as shown in Figure 7-3. Rotate the small MFD knob to YES and press the ENT key lock in your
activation.
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Figure 7-3. Lock Activation Screen
7.3 Verifying Subscribed Services
31B
When the data radio (weather receiver) has been activated, the subscription level will be shown in the
service class field. See Figure 7-1. Rotate the large MFD knob to the XM Radio page. Press the CHand CH+ soft key to verify that the channel changes. You should see a complete listing of all the
channels of your subscription as shown in Figure 7-4.
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Figure 7-4. Channel Listings Screen
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7.4 Refreshing
32B
If the unit is not activated after one hour a ‘refresh’ may be needed. To accomplish this go to the website
www.xmradio.com/refresh as explained in Section 2.2. When asked for the Radio ID number on the
website, enter the ID number of the service you are refreshing, either your audio package or your data
(weather) package. If refreshing both, you’ll have the opportunity to ‘refresh another XM radio’. If you
still are having trouble, call Garmin technical support using the telephone numbers listed on page iii.
X
X
7.5 Deactivating and Reactivating the GDL 69/69A
3B
When the GDL 69/69A is not properly activated, in some cases it may be necessary to perform a full
deactivation and reactivation of the system in order to make it work properly. This procedure is
complicated and should never be attempted without the guidance of Garmin AT technical support
personnel. Please contact Garmin AT technical support using the telephone numbers listed on page iii.
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IMPORTANT!
CONTAINS GDL 69/69A INFORMATION
REQUIRED FOR XM SATELLITE RADIO
ACTIVATION
This document MUST be given to the aircraft
owner at time of delivery.
IMPORTANT!
CONTAINS GDL 69/69A INFORMATION
REQUIRED FOR XM SATELLITE RADIO
ACTIVATION
This document MUST be given to the aircraft
owner at time of delivery.
PLACE
XM RADIO ID#
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