GPS Serial Compatibility and Configuration Settings

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Many GPS units have serial data streams that publish enough data to display a basic HSI page on Dynon products, and can provide groundspeed and waypoint information to enhance the EMS fuel computer. The following products may be connected to the serial inputs on any Dynon product, including the HS34. If your system includes the HS34, your GPS must be connected to it.


EFIS/EMS settings are made in:

  • EFIS > SETUP > HSI > EFIS SERIAL
  • EMS > SETUP > GLOBAL > EMS SERIAL

HS34 settings are made in:

  • EFIS > SETUP > HSI > -HS34- > SERIAL


The following two GPS serial output formats are supported:


NMEA format

  • It does not matter what version of NMEA you are using.
  • Baud rate must be 4800 or 9600. The baud rate will be auto detected.
  • Must provide the following sentences.
    • GPRMB - This sentence is needed always. It contains core position, speed, and satellite data.
    • GPRMC - This sentence is needed always. It contains basic navigational data, including information about origin/destination waypoints and course deviation
    • GPGGA - Only needed if you want GPS altitude
    • GPBOD or GPAPB - One of the two sentences must be present, but you don't need both. Contains course direction information. If neither are present, the OBS will always indicate 360.


Aviation format

  • Any GPS that outputs the Aviation format can be used.
  • Baud rate must be 9600.
  • Some GPSs have a "MAPCOM" setting. This is usually equivalent to Aviation format.
  • Apollo GPSs may or may not work. They need to be set to MAP mode. (Some Apollo GPSs can only be set to MAPCOM mode.)


GPS and/or Nav Model Compatibility

Product Product Settings / Notes Serial ARINC EFIS/EMS Settings HS34 Settings Known to work?
Anywhere Map Does not output all needed sentences, time output is wrong. X Possibly. Consult Anywheremap for details.
Avmap 2000C WAAS must be off or frequent drops may occur X Yes
AvMap EKP-IV NMEA "Processed",

firmware version 2.06.116R or greater

X Yes
Bendix/King AV8OR NEMA Port=Serial:9600 >NEMA Output Setup>Output Rate=1Hz; Baud Rate=9600; Lat/Lon Precision=XX.XX; Transmit GPBOD=ON (Remaining transmit words listed in the menu are OFF. X Auto Yes-verified to work with the EFIS D10/D100/D180. As of 12/16/2010 there is an AV8OR software bug that prevents the AV8OR from interfacing to the Skyview. There will be a software fix by Honeywell in Jan 2011.
Bendix/King KLN90B ARINC confirmed to work. Serial may but unconfirmed. unknown X Yes
Bendix/King KLX-135A COM/GPS Unknown - Reports needed Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Bendix King KMD-150 X AVIATION:9600 Yes
Bendix/King Skymap AR NAV 9600 output X AVIATION:9600 Aviation:9600 Yes
Garmin 96, 96c NMEA 0183 X Yes
Garmin Aera Series Aera Settings: TIS in/NMEA & VHF Out or Aviation in/NMEA & VHF OUT are both 9600 Baud output; NMEA Ouput Mode should be set to Normal X Auto NMEA:9600 Yes. Bug in SkyView v2.6 - settings not retained through power cycle, fixed in next version. Temporary workaround is to set to Generic NMEA GPS.
Garmin 150XL X yes
Garmin 300XL I/O CHANEL 1 In:icarus alt out:Aviation - ARINC 429 in:OBS/Heading out:Collins PL2 EFS X X GAMA GPS:SLOW yes
Garmin 195 X
Garmin 196 NMEA or NMEA & VHF Out. Advanced:Normal X Auto NMEA:9600 Yes
Garmin 295 NMEA or NMEA & VHF Out. Advanced:Normal X Auto NMEA:9600 Yes
Garmin 296 NMEA or NMEA & VHF Out. Advanced:Normal X NMEA:9600 NMEA:9600 Yes
Garmin 396 NMEA or NMEA & VHF Out. Advanced:Normal X Auto NMEA:9600 Yes
Garmin 400 Aviation X X Auto Aviation:9600 Yes
Garmin 420 Aviation X X Auto Aviation:9600 Yes
Garmin 430/430W Aviation X X Auto Aviation:9600 Yes
Garmin 495/496 NMEA or NMEA & VHF Out. Advanced:Normal X Auto NMEA:9600 Yes
Garmin 500 Aviation X X Auto Aviation:9600 Yes
Garmin 520 Aviation X X Auto Aviation:9600 Yes
Garmin 530/530W Aviation X X Auto Aviation:9600 Yes
Garmin 696 NMEA or NMEA & VHF Out. Advanced:Normal X NMEA:4800 Aviation/NMEA:9600 Yes - (NMEA Only works at 4800 aviation/NMEA or TIS/NMEA works at 9600)
Garmin 795 NMEA or NMEA & VHF Out. Advanced:Normal X Auto NMEA:9600 Yes
Garmin GNS480 MAPCOM 9600 (Serial, GPS Only); GAMA 429 Low + VOR/ILS Low (HS34 present). Requires latest firmware. Use only *ARINC with HS34; only **Serial without X X (GPS Only, Untested but should work) GAMMA GPS Low/GAMMA Nav Low Yes - both GPS & Nav including Glide Slope
Garmin GNS580 May work with newest firmware; requires manual configuration. (Sometimes referred to as "Apollo") X X Untested
Garmin GX50 Aviation X Auto Aviation:9600 No, but this GPS is very similar to the GX65 below, which is known to work
Garmin GX55 Unknown - Reports needed Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Garmin GX60 Aviation X Auto Aviation:9600 Yes
Garmin GX65 Aviation X Auto Aviation:9600 Yes
Garmin SL30 Indicator Head Type: NONE X SL30 Yes
Lowrance handhelds X Yes
PocketFMS (Oudie) NMEA Port=Serial:9600 X Auto Yes-verified to work with the EFIS D10/D100/D180. SkyView testing is in progress
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