Garmin 30A XM Weather Radio User Manual

30A XM WeAther DAtA receiver instALLAtion instructions
To obtain the best possible performance, install the GDL 30A Weather Data Receiver according to the following instructions. If you experience
difculty during the installation, contact Garmin Product Support or seek the advice of a professional installer.
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Contact Garmin
Contact Garmin if you have any questions while using your GDL 30A. In the USA contact Garmin Product Support by phone:
(913) 397-8200 or (800) 800-1020, or go to
In Europe, contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. at +44 (0) 870.8501241 (outside the UK) or 0808 2380000 (within the UK).
WARNING: See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product box for product warnings and other important
Important Numbers
For future reference, write down the important numbers associated with your GDL 30A. The serial number is located on the bottom of the unit.
Serial number
Unique ID numbers are associated with your GDL 30A. XM Satellite Radio™ uses these ID numbers to activate and deactivate your XM
weather and XM audio. To locate the ID numbers on a GPSMAP
3000 Series chartplotter, refer to the Main Menu section of the GDL
30A Owner’s Manual. To locate the ID numbers on a GPSMAP 4000 or 5000 Series chartplotter, select 
XM WX Weather
XM Radio ID
Packing List, Accessories, and Tools Needed
Before installing your unit, check that your package includes the following items. If any parts are missing, contact your Garmin dealer
Standard Package
GDL 30A unit
7-pin power cable
Garmin Marine Network cable—6 ft. (1.8 m)
Audio cable
GA 32 Antenna
Surface-mount bracket
Pole-mount bracket
Under-deck mount bracket
Mounting hardware (screws and adhesive pads)
Optional Accessories
GMS 10 network port expander
Garmin Marine Network cables (20 ft. and 40 ft.)
Tools Needed (Not Included)
Drill and drill bits
Fasteners (to mount the GDL 30A)
Hole saw, 1 in. (surface-mount cable hole)
Screwdriver (surface-mount screws)
Center punch and hammer (to mark surface-mount pilot holes)
Countersink bit (when mounting on berglass)
Marine sealant (for certain mounting options)
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