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GDL 69 & 69A SXM Datalink Weather & Audio Receivers

GDL 69 & 69A SXM Datalink Weather & Audio Receivers

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Item:   GMN 010-01294
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GDL 69 & 69A SXM Datalink Weather & Audio Receivers, by Garmin

Fixed Wing GDL 69 and GDL 69A SXM Receiver Now STC Certified

The updated GDL 69 and GDL 69A SXM receivers are compatible with the following displays: GTN 750/650 Series, GNS 430W/530W Series, GNS 430/530 Series, G600/G500/G500H, G1000, G950, G900x, GMX 200, MX 20

GDL 69 & 69A Capabilities Include:
  • High-resolution NEXRAD weather data
  • METARs (in graphical or textual format)
  • TAFs
  • TFRs
  • Winds aloft (at altitude)
  • Echo tops
  • Precipitation type (at surface)
  • Lightning
  • Storm-cell data (size, speed and direction)
  • XM Radio with purchase of the GDL69A
Garmin is pleased to announce an updated version of the GDL 69 and GDL 69A SXM datalink receivers. These datalinks receivers offer access to newer weather service packages with lower activation fees, which are made available by SiriusXM and their latest G4 satellite network. The GDL 69A SXM receiver provides both pilots and passengers with SiriusXM Satellite Radio audio in addition to updated weather service packages.

The GDL 69 and GDL 69A SXM receiver is the latest addition to a large lineup of datalink weather receivers that offer pilots access to SiriusXM aviation weather information both on the ground and in the air. When paired with a compatible display and/or the Flight Stream 110/Flight Stream 210 and a compatible mobile device using the Garmin Pilot application, SiriusXM aviation weather information delivers coverage throughout the continental United States and parts of Canada and Puerto Rico while providing pilots access to additional weather products.

The base weather service now includes lightning, cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground activity, graphical winds aloft, temperatures aloft, AIRMETS, and SIGMETS. Similar to earlier generation receivers, the GDL 69 and GDL 69A SXM Receivers offer important weather products such as radar, aviation routine weather reports (METARs), terminal aerodrome forecasts (TAFs), temporary flight restrictions (TFRs), lightning, turbulence forecasts, and more. Data subscriptions and coverage area information are available from SiriusXM. In addition to providing detailed weather information, the audio-enabled GDL 69A SXM receiver provides SiriusXM Satellite Radio entertainment in the cockpit.

When paired with a GDL 69A SXM receiver and a Flight Stream 110 or Flight Stream 210, a free version of Garmin Pilot allows pilots and passengers to view and select radio stations, control volume and select favorite stations.

The updated GDL 69 and GDL 69A SXM receiver uses the same antenna, provides pin-for-pin compatibility and slides into an existing GDL 69 rack. With very similar weight and electrical load, the GDL 69 and GDL 69A SXM receivers are designed as a direct replacement for existing installations. They provide weather and music features included with your subscription without the need for a software update, although software updates for individual display devices are scheduled to become available in the future.


Dimensions: 7.20"D x 6.15"w x 1.05H
Mounting: Mounting rack and hardware supplied
Weight: 1.86 lbs, unit, 2.81 lbs unit and rack


Temperature: -55ºC to +70ºC (Operating); -55ºC to +85ºC
Humidity: 95% non-condensing
Altitude Range: -15,00 feet to +55,000 feet
Power Requirements: 9 to 33 Vdc input; 4.2 watts maximum

Other Specifications

Satellite receiver frequency: 2332.5 to 2345 MHz
Downlink data rate: 38.4K bits per second
Software Certification: RTCA DO-178B Levels B and D
Environmental Certification: RTCA DO-160D
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