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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : cmh.tracon|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : bhm.tower|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
|Experience||controller radar : 21|
controller time certified in position1 : 9
flight time total : 1000
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Problem Areas||Navigational Facility|
ATC Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Navigational Facility|
|ATC Facility||radar equipment : cmh.tracon|
The WX echoes do not display at north radar. This has been ongoing, but apparently facilities can't fix it. If I twiddle with the mti/normal control, the WX will possibly show up. Very poor maintenance on this critical display element. I could easily run some unsuspecting pilot into level 6 WX because no WX is displayed! This has been ongoing for a few months now.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CMH APCH CTLR CONCERNED ABOUT POOR RADAR WX DISPLAY AT N RADAR PVD.
Narrative: THE WX ECHOES DO NOT DISPLAY AT N RADAR. THIS HAS BEEN ONGOING, BUT APPARENTLY FACILITIES CAN'T FIX IT. IF I TWIDDLE WITH THE MTI/NORMAL CTL, THE WX WILL POSSIBLY SHOW UP. VERY POOR MAINT ON THIS CRITICAL DISPLAY ELEMENT. I COULD EASILY RUN SOME UNSUSPECTING PLT INTO LEVEL 6 WX BECAUSE NO WX IS DISPLAYED! THIS HAS BEEN ONGOING FOR A FEW MONTHS NOW.
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.