Radenna Opens Order Book for Dual-band AHRS Unit

 - February 5, 2014, 4:45 AM

Radenna is taking orders for its newest dual-band ADS-B receiver, which also contains attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) sensors. The new SkyRadar DX retails for $899, but Radenna is selling the first 50 for $649. Deliveries begin on March 20. The SkyRadar-DX works on both ADS-B in frequencies, 1090 and 978 MHz, so it can receive traffic information from both bands and free weather information on 978 MHz. The DX does not transmit ADS-B out signals, so reception of TIS-B traffic information from ground stations will begin only when another ADS-B out-equipped aircraft “wakes up” a nearby ADS-B ground station. The SkyRadar receiver will receive air-to-air ADS-B out signals from other aircraft, and these can be displayed on compatible iPad and Android apps. Aviation apps that are compatible with the SkyRadar-DX include SkyRadar’s own app, Hilton Software’s WingX Pro7, Anywhere Education’s eKneeBoard and Adventure Pilot’s iFly GPS (all for the iPad) and Avilution’s Android app. The AHRS function can be used with apps that offer attitude indicator displays, such as WingX Pro’s synthetic vision display. The SkyRadar-DX is powered by external power (cigarette lighter), either 12 or 24 volts.