skyBeacon | ADS-B Out, WAAS GPS, LED Navigation Light


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ADS-B Out  |  WAAS GPS  |  Altimeter  |  LED Nav Light  |  LED Anti-Collision (Strobe)

The skyBeacon from uAvionix is a TSO approved, LED wingtip position
light with ADS-B Out UAT & Integrated WAAS GPS. With easy
installation, configuration, and reduced down times, the skyBeacon
provides an innovative and cost-effective, ADS-B Out, 2020 compliant
solution without requiring any panel modifications or additional

The skyBeacon features a UAT (978 MHz) transmitter and specially
designed blade antenna that minimizes installation errors and antenna
placement issues. Built-in WAAS GPS provides rule-compliant position
data for ADS-B transmission without additional wiring or external GPS
antenna mounting. The skyBeacon’s power transcoder decodes replies from
legacy Mode C and Mode S transponders, so a new transponder is not

Additionally, the integrated altitude encoder does not require
connection to the aircraft static pressure system; instead, skyBeacon
benefits from being mounted in the ideal altitude sensing location and
incorporates Continuous Calibration™ technology. This patent-pending
technology automatically and continuously calibrates the integrated
altitude encoder for correspondence with the aircraft transponder’s
altitude encoder allowing for compliant operations in remote and
challenging environments. An extremely efficient LED position and
anti-collision lighting complete the skyBeacon package.

The skyBeacon integrated solution consists of a total of five (5) TSOs:

  • ADS-B (TSO-C154c, Class B1S)
  • GPS (TSO-C145d, Class Beta 1)
  • Barometric altitude sensor (TSO-C88b)
  • Position Light (TSO-C30c, Type I)
  • Anti-collision light (TSO-C96a, Class II)

**May require a Wingtip Adapter depending on Aircraft Model.**


UAT Transmitter

  • Meets the performance requirements of TSO-154c Class B1S. RTCA DO-282B Class B1S

Position Light

  • Meets performance requirements of TSO-C30c Type I


  • Integrated RAIM processor for Security and Integrity protection
  • SBAS corrections and health messages used to detect and correct satellite range errors
  • Satellite pseudo range step errors detected and excluded
  • SBAS fast and long-term corrections applied

Power Transcoder

  • Decodes altitude and squawk via aircraft electrical system


  • STC data package accepted by FAA with 272 aircraft AML


  • ADS-B Out: 91.255, 91.227, AC 20-165B
  • GNSS Position: AC 20-165B
  • Position Light: SAE/AS8037


  • Installation is as simple as replacing the aircraft position light
  • No airframe modifications or additional antennas are required
  • Works with any Mode C or Mode S transponder
  • Transponder data is provided via the existing aircraft wiring system using the Power
  • Transcoder
  • skyBeacon uses the existing mounting location, breaker, and wiring
  • The installation requires 3 screws and 3 wires **Some aircraft may require a wingtip adapter


Weight: 90 grams

Dimensions: 124 x 116 x 48 mm

Input voltage: 11 – 31 VDC

Operating power: 3 watt

Operating temperature: -45°C to 80°C

Power transcoder: Decodes Mode A,C and S via DC input

978 MHz UAT Transmitter
Power classification: DO-282B Medium Power


  • Tracking:
    • 166 dBm
  • Reacquisition:
    • -160 dBm
  • Cold Start:
    • 148 dBm

LED position light

  • Color:
    • Aviation Red
  • Intensity:
    • 40 candelas