neilmurg wrote:The question is, what are you going to do NOW? Wait? How long? Is there a benefit available now? Is it worth the cost?
I'm a great believer in EC, as I installed a traffic advisory system in my aircraft 8 years ago. However, it was no help last year when there was a very near miss with a PA32 which didn't have its transponder switched on. We crossed at nearly 90 degrees, with me slightly lower.
I'm actively exploring the options for ADS-B upgrades to the mode S transponder, including for in/out, so am hanging fire until I find out what's supported by the software in my G1000. The SkyEcho would still be valuable for spotting gliders though.
In the meantime, if you've got a transponder, please keep it switched on in mode C, so I can avoid you!