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    500W Series

    Pilots Guide

    & Reference

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    Foreword

    Garmin International, Inc., 1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, U.S.A.

    Tel: 913/397.8200 Fax: 913/397.8282

    Garmin AT, Inc., 2345 Turner Rd., S.E., Salem, Oregon 97302, U.S.A.Tel: 503/581.8101 Fax: 503/364.2138

    Garmin (Europe) Ltd.Liberty House, Bulls Copse Road, Hounsdown Business Park, Southhampton, SO40 9RB, U.K.Tel. +44 (0) 870 850 1243 Fax +44 (0) 238 052 4004

    Garmin Corporation, No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road, Shijr, Taipei County, TaiwanTel: 886/02.2642.9199 Fax: 886/02.2642.9099

    Web Site Address: www.garmin.com

    This manual reects the operation o Main System Sotware versions 2.00, 3.00, 4.00, or later. Some dierences in

    operation may be observed when comparing the inormation in this manual to earlier or later sotware versions.

    2010 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Except as expressly provided herein, no part o thismanual may be reproduced, copied, transmitted, disseminated, downloaded or stored in any storage medium,or any purpose without the express written permission o Garmin. Garmin hereby grants permission to down-load a single copy o this manual and o any revision to this manual onto a hard drive or other electronic storagemedium to be viewed or personal use, provided that such electronic or printed copy o this manual or revisionmust contain the complete text o this copyright notice and provided urther that any unauthorized commercial

    distribution o this manual or any revision hereto is strictly prohibited.

    Inormation in this document is subject to change without notice. Garmin reserves the right to change or improvetheir products and to make changes in the content o this material without obligation to notiy any person ororganization o such changes or improvements.

    April 2010 190-00357-00 Rev. G

    Foreword

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    Cautions

    WARNING:The altitude calculated by the 500W-seriesis geometric height above mean sea level and couldvary signicantly rom altitude displayed by pressurealtimeters in aircrat.

    WARNING:The Jeppesen database incorporated inthe 500W-series must be updated regularly in orderto ensure that its inormation is current. Updates arereleased every 28 days. A database inormation packetis included in your 500W-series package. Pilots usingan out-o-date database do so entirely at their own

    risk!

    WARNING:VNAV is to be used or advisory purposesonly. VNAV messages or vertical speed required shouldnot be used to maintain terrain or ATC clearances. Ter-rain and ATC clearances are the sole responsibility othe pilot.

    WARNING:Do not use GPS to navigate to any activewaypoint identied as a NON WGS84 WPT by a

    system message. NON WGS84 WPT waypoints arederived rom an unknown map reerence datum thatmay be incompatible with the map reerence datumused by GPS (known as WGS84) and may be positionedin error as displayed.

    CAUTION:The Global Positioning System is operatedby the United States government, which is solely re-sponsible or its accuracy and maintenance. The systemis subject to changes which could aect the accuracy

    and perormance o all GPS equipment. Although theGarmin 500W-series are precision electronic NAViga-tion AIDs (NAVAID), any NAVAID can be misused ormisinterpreted and thereore become unsae.

    CAUTION:Use the500W-seriesat your own risk. Toreduce the risk of unsafe operation, carefully reviewand understand all aspects of this Owners Manual andthe Flight Manual Supplement, and thoroughly practicebasic operation prior to actual use. When in actual use,

    carefully compare indications from the500W-seriestoall available navigation sources, including the informa-tion from other NAVAIDS, visual sightings, charts, etc. Forsafety, always resolve any discrepancies before continu-ing navigation.

    CAUTION:GPS receivers operate by receiving anddecoding very low power radio signals broadcast by

    satellites. It is possible that in some situations otherradio equipment or electronic equipment used in closeproximity to a GPS receiver may create electromagneticintererence (EMI) which may aect the ability o theGPS receiver to receive and decode the satellite signals.In such event, the intererence may be reduced oreliminated by switching o the source o intererenceor moving the GPS receiver away rom it.

    CAUTION:The electronic chart is an aid to naviga-

    tion and is designed to acilitate the use o authorizedgovernment charts, not replace them. Land and waterdata is provided only as a general reerence to yoursurroundings. The positional accuracy o the land andwater data is not o a precision suitable or use innavigation and it should not be used or navigation.Only ocial government charts and notices containall inormation needed or sae navigation and, asalways, the user is responsible or their prudent use.

    CAUTION:The Terrain eature (in units not equippedwith TAWS) is or supplemental awareness only. Thepilot/crew is responsible or all terrain and obstacleavoidance using inormation not provided by the500W-series Terrain eature.

    CAUTION:The Garmin 500W-series does not containany user-serviceable parts. Repairs should onlybe made by an authorized Garmin service center.Unauthorized repairs or modications could void yourwarranty and authority to operate this device underFCC Part 15 regulations.

    NOTE: The GNS 500W-series units use a dierentdatabase than in the legacy units. The databases are in-compatible between units. The GNS 500W-series unitsmust use a WAAS enabled database.

    NOTE: This product, its packaging, and its componentscontain chemicals known to the State o Caliornia tocause cancer, birth deects, or reproductive harm. Thisnotice is being provided in accordance with CaliorniasProposition 65. I you have any questions or would likeadditional inormation, please reer to our website atwww.garmin.com/prop65.

    Cautions

    Introduction

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    Cautions

    NOTE: This device complies with Part 15 o the FCC limits orClass B digital devices. This equipment generates, uses, andcan radiate radio requency energy and, i not installed andused in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmulintererence to radio communications. Furthermore, there isno guarantee that intererence will not occur in a particular

    installation.

    I this equipment does cause harmul intererence, the user isencouraged to try to correct the intererence by relocating theequipment or connecting the equipment to a dierent circuitthan the aected equipment. Consult an authorized dealer orother qualied avionics technician or additional help i these

    remedies do not correct the problem.

    Operation o this device is subject to the ollowing conditions:

    (1) This device may not cause harmul intererence, and (2)this device must accept any intererence received, includingintererence that may cause undesired operation.

    To obtain accessories or your 500W-series, please contactyour Garmin dealer.

    Help us better support you by completing our on-lineregistration orm today! Registration ensures that you will benotied o product updates and new products and provideslost or stolen unit tracking. Please, have the serial number oyour unit handy, connect to our web site (www.garmin.com)

    and look or our Product Registration link on the home page.

    The 500W-series display lenses are coated with a special anti-refective coating which is very sensitive to skin oils, waxesand abrasive cleaners. It is very important to clean the lensusing an eyeglass lens cleaner which is specied as sae or

    anti-refective coatings and a clean, lint-ree cloth.

    Garmin is ully committed to your satisaction as a customer.I you have any questions regarding the 500W-series, please

    contact our customer service department at:

    Garmin International, Inc.1200 East 151st Street

    Olathe, KS 66062-3426 U.S.A.

    Phone: (913) 397-8200Fax: (913) 397-8282

    AC 90-100 Statement o Compliance: The Garmin 400Wnavigational unit meets the perormance and unctional

    requirements o AC 90-100A.

    NOTE:It is the pilots responsibility or initial missedapproach guidance in accordance with published pro-cedure. The unit may not provide correct guidance untilestablished on a dened leg.

    NOTE: GPS level o service annunciations (LPV, ENR,etc.) are not applicable to the external CDI (or HSI)when VLOC is active.

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    Accessories and Packing List

    Congratulations on choosing the worlds fnestpanel-mounted IFR navigation/communication system!

    The 500W-series represents Garmins continued com-mitment to providing you with the most advancedtechnology available today in an accurate, easy-to-use design suitable or all o your ying needs.

    NOTE:Unless otherwise specied within this manual,the term "500W-series" applies to the GPS 500W,GNS 530W, and GNS 530AW models. Please, note

    that the dierence between the GNS 530W and GNS530AW is indicated under "VHF COM Perormance"in the Specications section o this manual (seeAppendix B).

    Beore installing and getting started with your newsystem, please ensure that your package includes theollowing items. I any parts are missing or are dam-

    aged, please contact your Garmin dealer.Standard Package:

    Garmin500W-seriesUnit NavData Card TerrainCard GPSAntenna InstallationRack&Connectors

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