Part# 11-16531


skyBeacon is a 2020 compliant, near zeroinstall, Class B1S ADS-B UAT transmitter and WAAS GPS integrated into a wing tip position light. The power transcoder decodes replies from legacy Mode C transponders. 14 CFR §91.227 compliant. Smart phone configurable over WiFi. skyBeacon is a revolutionary new way to equip ADS-B. Simply replace your existing navigation light with skyBeacon and you are ADS-B compliant for 2020.

  • 2020 Compliance
  • Mounts in under 10 minutes
  • Lowest total cost of ownership of any ADS-B Out solution

Install in Minutes

Installation is as simple as replacing the aircraft position light.
Simply replace the aircraft position light, that’s it! No airframe modifications or additional antennas are required. Plus, it works with any Mode C or Mode S transponder. skyBeacon installation uses the existing mounting location, breaker and wiring, with 3 screws and 3 wires. The transponder data is provided via the existing aircraft wiring system using the power transcoder.

Remain Anonymous

Just because you are ADS-B equipped, doesn’t mean you want to be tracked. With skyBeacon’s Anonymous Mode, your aircraft identification remains hidden from the ADS-B OUT signal while squawking 1200. Anonymous Mode keeps the skies safe while protecting your privacy.

Self-Contained WAAS GPS

A built-in WAAS GPS provides skyBeacon with rule compliant position data for ADS-B transmission. No additional wiring or external GPS antenna mounting is required.

Works with Your Existing Mode C or S Transponder

skyBeacon works with any existing transponder. uAvionix’s patented power transcoder technology seamlessly communicates with your existing transponder, any transponder, over your aircraft’s electrical system. tailBeacon and skyBeacon are the only UAT ADS-B OUT devices on the market that work with Mode S transponders.

Instant Setup and Configuration

Mechanically installing skyBeacon is the first easy step. With uAvionix’s mobile app, configuration is just as simple. Our mobile application (available for both Apple iOS and Android) guides your installer through setting the necessary values including the ICAO address, emitter type, aircraft length, width and GPS offsets.

Wingtip Adapters

If your wingtip or lighting configuration is not supported by skyBeacon, you can purchase a fairing adapter kit for various aircraft.
301 fairing (left) Aircraft Compatibility:

  • 150L, 150M
  • 152
  • 175C
  • 180G, 180H
  • 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N
  • 185, 185A, 185B, 185C, 185D, 185E, A185F
  • P206E, U206E

302 fairing (left) Aircraft Compatibility

  • 172L, 172M, 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172R, 172S
  • 172RG
  • 177B, 177RG
  • 180J, 180K
  • 182P, 182Q, 182R, 182S, 182T, R182, T182, TR182
  • 185, 185A, 185B, 185C, 185D, 185E, A185F
  • U206F, U206G
  • TU206F, TU206G


UAT Transmitter

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

Position Light

  • Meets performance requirements of TSOC30cType I


  • Integrated RAIM processor for Security andIntegrity protection
  • SBAS corrections and health messages usedto detect and correct satellite range errors
  • Satellite pseudo range step errors detectedand excluded
  • SBAS fast and long-term corrections applied

Power Transcoder

  • Decodes altitude and squawk via aircraftelectrical system


  • Certified via approved model list(AML) for STC’d installation on hundreds ofaircraft makes and models

2 year manufacturer’s warranty
Patents Pending



    • Input Voltage: 11-31V DC
    • Operating Power: 3watts
    • Size: 124x116x48mm
    • Weight: 90grams
    • SDA/SIL: 2/3
    • Operating Temp: -45 to 80°C

978MHz UAT Transmitter

      • Power Classification: DO-282B Medium Power


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

LED Position Light

        • Color: Aviation Red
        • Intensity: 40 candelas

Wi-Fi Configuration

        • Physical: 802.11b/g/n
        • App Compatibility: iOS, Android

Power Transcoder

        • Decodes Mode A and Mode C via DC input


  • American Champion
    • 7AC, 7BCM (L-16A), 7EC, S7EC, 7ECA, 7FC, 7GC, 7GCA, 7GCAA, 7GCB, 7GCBA, 7GCBC, 7HC, 7JC, 7KC, 7KCAB
    • 8KCAB, 8GCBC
  • Aviat
    • A-1, A-1A, A1-B, A-1C-180, A-1C-200
  • Beechcraft
    • 19A, B19, M19A, 23, A23, A23-19, A23-24, B23, C23, A24, A24R, B24R, C24R
    • 35-33, 35-A33, 35-B33, 35-C33, 35-C33A, E33, E33A, E33C, F33, F33A, G33, H35, J35, K35, M35, N35, P35
    • 35, A35, B35, C35, D35, E35, F35, G35, 35R
    • 45 (YT-34), A45 (T-34A, B-45), D45 (T-34B)
  • Boeing
    • BC-1A, AT-6 (SNJ-2), AT-6A (SNJ-3), AT-6B, AT-6C (SNJ-4), AT-6D (SNJ-5), AT-6F (SNJ-6), T-6G (SNJ-7)
  • Cessna/Textron
    • 150, 150A, 150B, 150C, 150D, 150E, 150F, 150G, 150H, 150J, 150K, 150L, 150M, 152
    • 172, 172A, 172B, 172C, 172D, 172E, 172F, 172G, 172H, 172I, 172K, 172L, 172M, 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172R, 172S
    • 172RG
    • 175A, 175B, 175C
    • 177, 177A, 177B, 177RG
    • 182, 182A, 182B, 182C, 182D, 182E, 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N, 182P, 182Q, 182R, 182S, 182T, R182, T182, TR182
    • 180, 180A, 180B, 180C, 180D, 180E, 180F, 180G, 180H, 180J, 180K
    • 185, 185A, 185B, 185C, 185D, 185E, A185E, A185F
    • 190
    • 195, 195A, 195B
    • 206, P206, P206A, P206B, P206C, P206D, P206E, U206, U206A, U206B, U206C, U206D, U206E, U206F, U206G, TP206A, TP206B, TP206C, TP206D, TP206E, TU206A, TU206B, TU206C, TU206D, TU206E, TU206F, TU206G
  • Piper
    • PA-18A, PA-18A-135, PA-18A-150
    • PA-20, PA-20S, PA-20-115, PA-20S-115, PA-20-135, PA-20S-135
    • PA-22, PA-22-108, PA-22-135, PA-22S-135, PA-22-150, PA-22S-150, PA-22-160, PA-22S-160
    • PA-23, PA-23-160, PA-23-235, PA-23-250, PA-23-250 (Navy UO-1), PA-E23-250
    • PA-24, PA-24-250, PA-24-260, PA-24-400
    • PA-25, PA-25-235, PA-25-260
    • PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-160, PA-28-180, A-28-235, PA-28S-160, PA-28S-180, PA-28R-180, PA-28R-200
    • PA-30, PA-39, PA-40
    • PA-32-260, PA-32-300, PA-32S-300, PA-32R-300, PA-32RT-300, PA-32RT-300T
    • PA-36-285, PA-36-300, PA-36-375
    • PA-38-112
  • Maule
    • M-7-235C, M-7-260C, MXT-7-180A
  • Mooney
    • M-18C, M-18C55, M-18L, M-18LA
    • M20, M20A, M20B, M20C, M20D, M20E, M20F, M20G
  • Swift
    • GC-1A, GC-1B
  • Univair (Alon/Ercoup/Forney/Stinson)
    • 415-D, 415-E, 415-G, F-1, F-1A, A-2, A2-A, M10
    • 415-C (ERCO), 415-CD (ERCO)
    • 108, 108-1, 108-2, 108-3, 108-5
    • If your aircraft is not listed above, under FAA Memo titled “Installation Approval for ADS-B OUT Systems,” the FAA explains that after an STC is achieved for ADS-B OUT equipment, additional installations can be accomplished on aircraft not listed under the AML STC by an A&P with Inspection Authorization (IA) so long as the installation does not require airframe modification. This process requires completion of a two page FAA form known as a 337. A a mostly complete sample skyBeacon Form 337 is available under documents. Once the form is completed your installer will mail it into the FAA office in Oklahoma City. The process is normal for many ADS-B installations and your installer is likely familiar with the process.


  • ADS-B Out: §91.225, §91.227, AC 20-165B
  • GNSS Position: AC 20-165B
  • Position Light: SAE/AS8037

In The Box

  • skyBeacon
  • 3x – O-Ring Seals
  • 3x – (6-32 x 1-1/4″) button head machine screws
  • Wire Lead
  • Mounting Gasket

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