Aircraft Make: GARMIN GTX 330 Mode S Transponder
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SECTION I GENERAL
The Garmin GTX 330 panel mounted Mode S Transponder is a radio transmitter and receiver that operates on radar frequencies, receiving ground radar or TCAS interrogations at 1030 MHz and transmitting a coded response of pulses to ground-based radar on a frequency of 1090 MHz. The GTX 330 is equipped with IDENT capability that activates the Special Position Identification (SPI) pulse for 18 seconds. Mode S transmit/receive capability also requires 1090 MHz transmitting and1030 MHz receiving for Mode S functions.
In addition to displaying the code, reply symbol and mode of operation, the GTX 330 screen will display pressure altitude, density altitude, temperature, and timer functions, depending on equipment connections and configuration selection. The unit also features an altitude monitor, Traffic Information Service (TIS) traffic advisories and flight timers. A voice or tone audio output announces altitude deviation, TIS traffic advisory and count down timer expiration.
Display of TIS traffic information is advisory only and does not relieve the pilot responsibility to “see and avoid” other aircraft. Aircraft maneuvers shall not be predicated on the TIS displayed information.
Display of TIS traffic information does constitute a TCAS I or TCAS II collision avoidance system as required 14 CFR Part 121 or part 135.
Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) state that “When an Air Traffic Control (ATC) clearance has been obtained, no pilot-in-command (PIC) may deviate from that clearance, except in an emergency, unless he obtains an amended clearance.” Traffic information provided by the TIS up-link does not relieve the PIC of this responsibility.
The (Pilot’s Guide Addendum) P/N 190-00140-13 Rev. A or later revision must be accessible to the flight crew during flight.
400/500 Series Main software 4.00 or later FAA approved software is required to operate the TIS interface and provide TIS functionality.
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