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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : mci|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : departure|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 11|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Primary Problem||Navigational Facility|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|ATC Facility||procedure or policy : unspecified|
On the morning of sep/xa/97, I was working west radar at ZKC. Thunderstorms were in the area and several aircraft were deviating around WX. During this very busy period my radar display became blurry and started shifting. I stopped mci departures for approximately 10 mins until traffic was under control and the west radar position was located at another scope. We continuously have problems with our radar displays and currently have 2 or 3 scopes which are OTS and have been so for several months.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: RPTED PROB WITH A RADAR DISPLAY REQUIRING A DEP HOLD UNTIL POS WAS RELOCATED AT ANOTHER SCOPE. RPTR ALLEGES THERE ARE CONTINUOUS PROBS WITH THE DISPLAYS.
Narrative: ON THE MORNING OF SEP/XA/97, I WAS WORKING W RADAR AT ZKC. TSTMS WERE IN THE AREA AND SEVERAL ACFT WERE DEVIATING AROUND WX. DURING THIS VERY BUSY PERIOD MY RADAR DISPLAY BECAME BLURRY AND STARTED SHIFTING. I STOPPED MCI DEPS FOR APPROX 10 MINS UNTIL TFC WAS UNDER CTL AND THE W RADAR POS WAS LOCATED AT ANOTHER SCOPE. WE CONTINUOUSLY HAVE PROBS WITH OUR RADAR DISPLAYS AND CURRENTLY HAVE 2 OR 3 SCOPES WHICH ARE OTS AND HAVE BEEN SO FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.
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.