ADS-B Tail light!

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ADS-B Tail light!

Unread post by Pete » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:28 pm

The modern tech is just amazing. 8)
Here is an ADS-B transmitter that can be fitted to replace the tail light in less than 10 minutes!
They are busy with the TSO
https://uavionix.com/products/tailbeacon/


Edit: Mmm see it only works in the US at the moment (UAT 978MHz)
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Re: ADS-B Tail light!

Unread post by Sundownerman » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:46 pm

Hi Pete,

Very interesting tech solution - HOWEVER .....

Guys - Don’t Just go online and buy one 👎
I sent this link on to Clinton at Aeronautical for his comment

Be Aware, Boys and Girls - this unit will only work within US Airspace - it operates on the 970 MHz frequency within the terrestrial systems there

Which we don’t have here

Keep your credit card in your wallet - for now 😳
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Re: ADS-B Tail light!

Unread post by wingmanC210 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:30 am

This Portable ADS-B In and OUT costs GBP450 and works on 1090MHZ. As I understand, Most ADS-B receivers (receiving only i.e. IN only) receive on both 1090MHZ and 978MHS.
SkyEcho 2 is a portable ADS-B receive and transmit solution. With 20W transmit power, your 1090MHz ADS-B signal can be received up to 40NM away. Transmit functionality can be enabled or disabled depending on your flight location. The ADS-B receiver capability includes both 1090MHz and 978MHz UAT. Portable ADS-B transmit capability is currently only approved for use in the United Kingdom under CAP1391.
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Re: ADS-B Tail light!

Unread post by heisan » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:36 am

wingmanC210 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:30 am
This Portable ADS-B In and OUT costs GBP450 and works on 1090MHZ. As I understand, Most ADS-B receivers (receiving only i.e. IN only) receive on both 1090MHZ and 978MHS.
SkyEcho 2 is a portable ADS-B receive and transmit solution. With 20W transmit power, your 1090MHz ADS-B signal can be received up to 40NM away. Transmit functionality can be enabled or disabled depending on your flight location. The ADS-B receiver capability includes both 1090MHz and 978MHz UAT. Portable ADS-B transmit capability is currently only approved for use in the United Kingdom under CAP1391.
That is a 1090-EC device, so not compatible with the minimum standard that would be required under the ATNS proposal. Be very careful when importing devices to make sure that they are compatible with local regulations...
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Re: ADS-B Tail light!

Unread post by Mrb13676 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:35 am

TO echo what has been said above... ATNS hasn’t even published a standard yet. There are devices which MAY be compliant depending on what standard they settle on. I for one wish they’d get on with it because I think the advantages in terms of traffic identification aNd situational awareness that ADS-B out provides are obvious.

It seems likely we’ll use a space based system so most likely a 1090–ES system will work but we aren’t sure which SIL will be required. Whether we will need diversity or not is as yet unclear from what I’ve seen.

I’d sit tight for the moment. There are lots of options and the uAvionix looks like a good one. They also have a wingtip light replacement unit for those aircraft without tail lights...
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Re: ADS-B Tail light!

Unread post by Trevor Duane » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:24 pm

Guys, our very own local brand MGL avionics will have available soon a ADSB transponder same panel size as their V16 radio and I believe the price is very affordable.

Last I spoke to Renier a few weeks ago it was going into production shortly.

Now you could afford a tail light and transponder :D

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