The GWX 70’s compact, all in one antenna,
receiver and transmitter is designed for easy
installation in a wide variety of aircraft.
Available antenna sizes include 10, 12 and 18
inches. The Altitude Compensated Tilt (ACT)
feature helps reduce pilot workload by
eliminating the need to reset the antenna tilt
with changes in aircraft altitude.
The pilot simply adjusts the GWX 70 once to the
desired tilt angle, and the radar will
automatically adjust to that level during any
change in altitude, allowing the pilot to focus
on other important tasks in the cockpit.
Garmin’s exclusive WATCH™ feature (Weather
Attenuated Color Highlight) helps identify the
shadowing effects of storm cell activity,
highlighting areas where radar signals are
weakened and may not fully reflect the “storm
behind the storm.”
The GWX 70 offers horizontal scan angles of up
to 120 degrees. To focus radar scanning on a
specific area of interest, the GWX 70 offers
pilot-adjustable sector scanning from twenty
degrees to 120 degrees. Ground mapping mode lets
the pilot use the GWX 70 to scan terrain
features for visual navigation. And the system
also includes a vertical scanning function to
aid in analyzing storm tops, gradients and cell
buildup activity at various altitudes.
Optional Doppler-enabled advanced features are
available including turbulence detection to
identify turbulence in air containing
particulates, such as precipitation or dust, out
to 40 nautical miles. Ground clutter suppression
is also available as an option, which allows the
GWX 70 to separate radar ground returns and
remove them from the display, so the pilot can
focus on the weather of interest.