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Old 07-25-2013, 06:14 AM
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Post New (July 2013) Garmin GTR 200 10 Watt COM Radio for Experimental Aircraft

Garmin is pleased to announce the new GTR 200 panel mount COM radio which was desgined specifically for experimental and light sport aircraft.

The GTR 200 offers a slim design (1.35" high) and powerful features including advanced auto-squelch, 3D audio, stereo intercom, stereo music input, dual alert inputs, best-in-class standby frequency monitoring, on-screen frequency identification, and much more.



A sunlight readable display with large easy to read text and frequency identification labels means you never forget which frequency is tuned. Two user defined softkeys let you have immediate access to functions like pilot isolate and music on/off. Large, high quality knobs with a great feel are a pleasure to use.


Many radios support user defined frequency presets, but few are so easy to enter and use. Large 10 character labels make it easy to identify airport and frequency type. To select a user frequency, simply press the inner dual knob, select the USER frequency group with the outer knob, and then use the inner knob to select the frequency and transfer to the standby position.


When the GTR 200 is connected to a Garmin G3X EFIS, select Garmin portable GPS units, or many other experimental EFIS systems which support the legacy SL40 protocol, flight plan and nearby airport frequency groups are constantly and automatically transferred over a serial link into the GTR 200 for easy use.

To see all of the frequencies for an airport (for example KOSH has 7), push the inner knob, select the airport with the outer knob, then select and transfer the frequency to the standby position. Nothing complicated or confusing about using this powerful feature.


A large volume bar with numerical level indication makes it super easy to restore your favorite COM volume every time. Press the MENU key and you can quickly adjust both intercom and music volume.


The 3D audio feature provides spatial separation of the active frequency, monitored standby frequency, and pilot/copilot audio streams, making it even easier to recognize that you are receiving on the active or standby frequencies without looking for the RX indicator.


The GTR 200 has a front accessible micro SD card for user installed software updates should these be needed.

The GTR 200 does not have an installed database, yet is able to use frequency information from attached devices to perform automatic frequency identification of manually tuned frequencies. Hundreds of nearby frequencies/IDs are automatically and constantly transferred to the GTR 200 by G3X (V8.20 and later) and Garmin Aera 5XX/660/7XX and GPSMAP 69X portables.

The expanded protocol to perform this enhanced feature is publicly available making it possible for any brand EFIS to integrate in this manner with the GTR 200.

The GTR 200 is easy to install, with a standard density 37 pin connector and support for both 14 and 28 volt aircraft. The GTR 200 is 10 Watt and supports 25 kHz channel spacing.

The GTR 200 is expected to be available in August for a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) of $1,199.

For more detailed information, specifications and a comprehensive lineup of all our products for Experimental and Light Sport aircraft please visit Garmin.com/experimental or contact your Garmin dealer.

Here is a link to an demonstration video made at Oshkosh this week.
AvWeb Product Minute: Garmin's GTR200 Radio with 3-D Audio

Come visit us at Oshkosh to see and discuss this new product. We will be giving a seminar Mon-Sat at 1:00 PM which will present this new product and the other new for 2013 G3X system components.

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Last edited by g3xpert : 03-07-2016 at 05:03 AM. Reason: Updated to show compatibility with aera 660
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:41 AM
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Nice product!
Like the looks, that the database is not mandatory, the user update-ability, and the open source frequency transfer.

Good job guys.

Will the 3D sound require a special headset?
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:53 AM
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Nice product!
Like the looks, that the database is not mandatory, the user update-ability, and the open source frequency transfer.

Good job guys.

Will the 3D sound require a special headset?
Hello Mike,

Thanks for your kind words. The GTR 200 can be used with either stereo or mono headsets, but to receive the benefits of 3D audio, you must use a stereo headset.

Brian - we haven't ruled out offering a 8.33 kHz capable model, but nothing to communicate at this point. We do, of course, offer the GTR 225 in an 8.33 kHz capable model.

Kahuna - manuals should be posted soon. (update - available now)

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Old 07-25-2013, 06:57 AM
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Wow! Great new product. Can't wait to read what the nay sayer's will complain about!
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:05 AM
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And it looks like this should squeeze into the old SL40 slot which is 1.30" high, nice
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:17 AM
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Wow... Nice! Any chance it would be tray-compatible with an iCom A210?

I think the only thing missing is Bluetooth. If it had that, I'd buy it today.
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Can't wait to read what the nay sayer's will complain about!
No karaoke mode on the music input for the integrated intercom like the PM3000 has...
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I got a chance to play with one of these yesterday - it is definitely a worthy replacement for the SL-40, even if you don't use any of the advanced features. The sound is great - wil have to see how the intercom behaves in a noisy cockpit environment, but since it is the same design as in their audio panel, I suspect it will be good as well.

Price is excellent - I will be curious to see where the street price settles. For a one-radio VFR ship, this is going to be a real contender. If it slipped wright into an ICOM tray (it doesn't), the Val might be sporting one soon....alas....
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No karaoke mode on the music input for the integrated intercom [?]
Hello Neal,

I believe by "karoke mode" you mean "music isn't muted when someone talks on the intercom". I can confirm that the GTR 200 intercom does not cause music to be muted. We recognize that this is how people actually use an intercom with music, so we made this the default behavior! Of course there is a quick softkey to manually mute music should you wish to do so.

On a related note, you can choose on the fly whether or not received comm audio will mute the music input. I often set this differently based on the type of flying I'm doing (VFR or IFR).

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Nice unit.

Do you plan on offering it with 8.33 kHz spacing in the future?

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