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Model: KN-63




DME Transceiver

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  • Remote mounted, solid-state digital Distance Measuring Equipment
  • 200-channel receiver
  • -01 includes harmonic filter; -01 SUPERSEDES -00
  • All solid-state transmitter provides 100 watts nominal power output
  • Operates on any DC input from 11 to 33 volts without adapters or power converters
  • All tuning done electronically using a single crystal, digital, frequency synthesizer
  • Draws only 17 watts of power
  • Designed to operate with panel mounted KDI-572/574 master DME indicators and the KDI-573 slave indicator (optional)
  • With KN-63 indicators will simultaneously indicate range, speed, and time-to-station
  • Remote mounts in any position
  • TSO'd
Size: 1.18"W x 6.50"H x 11.550"L Weight: 2.8 lbs.
TSO Compliance: FAA TSO C66a RTCA Environmental Categories: /A2D2/A/MN/XXXXXXZAAAA
Maximum Display Range: 389 nautical miles Acquisition Sensitivity: -82 dBm minimum, -87 dBm nominal
Range Accuracy: +-.1 nautical miles or +-14% whichever is greater Groundspeed Accuracy: +-1 knot or +-1%, whichever is greater from 0 to 999 knots
Time-to-Station: +-1 minute from 0 to 99 minutes Search Time: 1.0 second nominal
Memory Time: 11 to 15 seconds Maximum Altitude: 50,000 feet
Part Number:  Description:
066-1070-00 Original production version without harmonic filter; SUPERSEDED BY -01
066-1070-01 Current production version with harmonic filter; SUPERSEDES -00


- DME Transceiver

NSN: 5826-01-356-1743

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- DME Transceiver
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In relation to NE (New) parts, many OEMs change their prices and availability without any notice to dealers or the industry. Therefore, through the REQUEST or RFQ indication, we ask that customers contact us for the most accurate price and availability.

In relation to SV & OH parts, the used parts aftermarket in the aviation industry is not an infinite supply. It is a dynamic, constantly changing market that is significantly affected by and susceptible to highs and lows in supply and demand. Therefore, although we attempt to, at times, we are unable to predict the exact moment when an item may be available. Once again, through the REQUEST or RFQ indication on our website, we ask that customers contact us for the most current and accurate price and availability.

None, they represent the same unit. Original King Radio part numbers were 9 digits. For example, 066-3056-01. During the Bendix and King merger (i.e. Bendix/King), a new part numbering system was created that converted these 9 digit part numbers to 12 digits. Therefore, 066-3056-01 became 066-03056-0001. Despite this numbering change, units that were originally from the King Radio design still have the 9 digit part number format on the unit dataplate. The 12 digit format for King units appears to be used for catalog and internal Honeywell purposes only. Therefore, any unit that has a zero in its third to last number (i.e. XXX-XXXX-X0XX) has a 9 digit part number (i.e. XXX-XXXX-XXX) on its dataplate / ID Plate.
Yes, but in most cases, the DB30 adapter from Garmin AT is necessary. The SL30 does not output a standard DME format in relation to most vintage and standard DME systems. The DB30 takes the format from the SL30 and allows for the interface to King and Collins DME units. Some of these interfaces include BCD, 2x5 code, and Slip Code. It should be noted that the DB30 2x5 tuning interface is not compatible with the ARC/Cessna RTA-476A or Narco DME transceivers.
In January 1989 Bendix/King changed from a nine digit to a twelve digit part numbering system. The new, larger 12 digit numbers allowed for the inclusion of software version into the last two digits of the part number for certain units in which software changed frequently such as EFIS and TCAS processors. Therefore, the two digits immediately preceding the software version indicate the hardware version of the unit.

Different software versions imply different operational features and/or interface capabilities and software modifications imply software repairs (bug fixes) to insure proper operation of these features and interfaces. Software version upgrades frequently require hardware modifications to the unit. Such hardware modifications accompanying software version upgrades do not necessarily change the hardware version of the unit.


Until the used market completely dries up, you can still find someone who will sell you a KN-65. The KN-65 may have been a cost effective, reliable unit at one time but unfortunately its time has passed. Most older avionics units have become increasingly challenging to repair as the manufacturers discontinue support and cut off the supply of service parts. Likewise, even if you can find a KN-65 in working condition, it usually has little or no warranty.


Instead of continuing to invest your money in obsolete technology and delaying the inevitable, Southeast Aerospace suggests upgrading to the KN-63. Investing in the KN-63 will provide you with a DME that includes warranty and support for many years to come.

Negotiating the exchange price of a unit only limits the allowable repair cap for the core unit. Southeast Aerospace's exchange transactions are based on the return of economically repairable core unit. Once the core is received and evaluated, the core repair cost incurred by SEA cannot exceed 75% of the original exchange price. That is, it cannot cost SEA more than 75% of the original OH/SV exchange price collected from the customer. Therefore, when and if an SEA exchange price is discounted, there is a risk that additional charges may be assessed once the core is returned and evaluated.

Service Bulletin 6 for the KN-63 provides an internal pull up and diode isolation for the hold line on installations that do not include a master indicator such as the KDI-572, KDI-574, or KPI-553A.