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|Air Traffic Incident
The radios on the ground control position failed while several aircraft were on frequency. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: reporter stated a ucr has been filed. Rubber mats have been placed in front of position to eliminate static electricity. Maintenance technicians are working on grounding the tower to eliminate the problem. Position can be reset by controller but takes about 1 min. Emergency gonset set is available to transmit and receive on ground control frequency.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ATC EQUIP PROB COM ICSS POS FAILED.
Narrative: THE RADIOS ON THE GND CTL POS FAILED WHILE SEVERAL ACFT WERE ON FREQ. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: RPTR STATED A UCR HAS BEEN FILED. RUBBER MATS HAVE BEEN PLACED IN FRONT OF POS TO ELIMINATE STATIC ELECTRICITY. MAINT TECHNICIANS ARE WORKING ON GNDING THE TWR TO ELIMINATE THE PROB. POS CAN BE RESET BY CTLR BUT TAKES ABOUT 1 MIN. EMER GONSET SET IS AVAILABLE TO XMIT AND RECEIVE ON GND CTL FREQ.
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.