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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : pgs|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zla|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 2|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I was working a sector in ZLA. At approximately X pm the frequency transmitter stopped working on 134.95. The standby frequency was not working either. The buic frequencys were barely readable, so we had to change to another set of frequencys. This is a pain when trying to work 12 or more aircraft and they can barely hear you for the changeover. When the frequencys were finally fixed I have no idea (it was more than 2 hours later). Also, during x-y pm, 2 more sectors lost their frequencys--132.62 and 127.9. We need better equipment.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SECTOR PRIMARY AND BACKUP FREQ FAILURE. BUEC POOR QUALITY.
Narrative: I WAS WORKING A SECTOR IN ZLA. AT APPROX X PM THE FREQ XMITTER STOPPED WORKING ON 134.95. THE STANDBY FREQ WAS NOT WORKING EITHER. THE BUIC FREQS WERE BARELY READABLE, SO WE HAD TO CHANGE TO ANOTHER SET OF FREQS. THIS IS A PAIN WHEN TRYING TO WORK 12 OR MORE ACFT AND THEY CAN BARELY HEAR YOU FOR THE CHANGEOVER. WHEN THE FREQS WERE FINALLY FIXED I HAVE NO IDEA (IT WAS MORE THAN 2 HRS LATER). ALSO, DURING X-Y PM, 2 MORE SECTORS LOST THEIR FREQS--132.62 AND 127.9. WE NEED BETTER EQUIP.
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.