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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : roc|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1500|
msl bound upper : 1500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : roc|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 1200
flight time type : 100
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : departure|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I was circling the particular photo site at 1500' which was located approximately 6 mi to the northeast of the roc airport. I was receiving radar service at the time and was instructed to advise approach when I had another request. At the time I gave my next request which was approximately 5-10 mins later I found that my #1 radio more or less quit. So I turned on #2 and contacted approach on the same frequency I was monitoring (at all times). They came back and informed me that they have been trying to contact me several times. I replied to them to let them know it was my radio, not me. They instructed for me to land as soon as possible, and by no means continuing the photo session. At no time did I discover I had a radio failure until I tried transmitting my next request. Maybe roc approach has their own method. I was VFR, clear of the arsa and watching for my own traffic at all times.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT ON PHOTO MISSION BELOW FLOOR OF ARSA HAS NUMBER ONE RADIO FAILURE. INSTRUCTED TO DISCONTINUE PHOTO MISSION AND LAND.
Narrative: I WAS CIRCLING THE PARTICULAR PHOTO SITE AT 1500' WHICH WAS LOCATED APPROX 6 MI TO THE NE OF THE ROC ARPT. I WAS RECEIVING RADAR SVC AT THE TIME AND WAS INSTRUCTED TO ADVISE APCH WHEN I HAD ANOTHER REQUEST. AT THE TIME I GAVE MY NEXT REQUEST WHICH WAS APPROX 5-10 MINS LATER I FOUND THAT MY #1 RADIO MORE OR LESS QUIT. SO I TURNED ON #2 AND CONTACTED APCH ON THE SAME FREQ I WAS MONITORING (AT ALL TIMES). THEY CAME BACK AND INFORMED ME THAT THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CONTACT ME SEVERAL TIMES. I REPLIED TO THEM TO LET THEM KNOW IT WAS MY RADIO, NOT ME. THEY INSTRUCTED FOR ME TO LAND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, AND BY NO MEANS CONTINUING THE PHOTO SESSION. AT NO TIME DID I DISCOVER I HAD A RADIO FAILURE UNTIL I TRIED XMITTING MY NEXT REQUEST. MAYBE ROC APCH HAS THEIR OWN METHOD. I WAS VFR, CLR OF THE ARSA AND WATCHING FOR MY OWN TFC AT ALL TIMES.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.