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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ztl|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified atc|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|ATC Facility||other physical facility|
procedure or policy : unspecified
During a moderate departure rush from atl, while several aircraft were on assigned headings and of various types and airspeeds, the #1 and #2 transmitters and receivers failed. I was unable to transmit or receive on buec either. I was able to get another frequency released for my use and the aircraft on my frequency noticed the failure and changed to other center frequencys. This is the first NASA report that I have filed. The reason that drove me to make this first report is the frequency that these frequencys seem to be failing recently. On several occasions over the last 3 or 4 weeks this frequency (134.95) and several others in area 6 of atlanta center have gone completely dead or have had had to be released to maintenance because of poor quality.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MULTIPLE TRANSCEIVER FAILURE IN CENTER. LOSS OF COM WITH NUMEROUS ACFT.
Narrative: DURING A MODERATE DEP RUSH FROM ATL, WHILE SEVERAL ACFT WERE ON ASSIGNED HDGS AND OF VARIOUS TYPES AND AIRSPEEDS, THE #1 AND #2 XMITTERS AND RECEIVERS FAILED. I WAS UNABLE TO XMIT OR RECEIVE ON BUEC EITHER. I WAS ABLE TO GET ANOTHER FREQ RELEASED FOR MY USE AND THE ACFT ON MY FREQ NOTICED THE FAILURE AND CHANGED TO OTHER CENTER FREQS. THIS IS THE FIRST NASA REPORT THAT I HAVE FILED. THE REASON THAT DROVE ME TO MAKE THIS FIRST REPORT IS THE FREQUENCY THAT THESE FREQS SEEM TO BE FAILING RECENTLY. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS OVER THE LAST 3 OR 4 WEEKS THIS FREQ (134.95) AND SEVERAL OTHERS IN AREA 6 OF ATLANTA CENTER HAVE GONE COMPLETELY DEAD OR HAVE HAD HAD TO BE RELEASED TO MAINT BECAUSE OF POOR QUALITY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.