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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : mia.tracon|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller limited radar : 2|
controller radar : 17
controller supervisory : 7
controller time certified in position1 : 21
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||ATC Facility|
|Primary Problem||Navigational Facility|
|ATC Facility||radar equipment : mia.tracon|
'Stars' preference settings (preference sets) are changing on their own. I have observed all elements change over the last 30 days or so including -- system area location, preview area location, tab list location, saved WX level settings, preset saved quick-look sectors not being displayed, altitude filter limits changing, etc, etc. Dangerous situation when climbing/descending aircraft using saved quick look functions that have changed (among other things). WX settings also seem to change at random causing you to vector into severe WX that is not displayed. Additionally 'stars' WX has proved to be highly inaccurate at mia, and inconsistent. We get a lot of severe WX here in the summer months and the 'stars' WX, to date, is often erroneous which can easily lead to a very dangerous situation.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MIA TRACON CTLR IS CONCERNED WITH STARS RADAR EQUIP FUNCTIONS.
Narrative: 'STARS' PREFERENCE SETTINGS (PREFERENCE SETS) ARE CHANGING ON THEIR OWN. I HAVE OBSERVED ALL ELEMENTS CHANGE OVER THE LAST 30 DAYS OR SO INCLUDING -- SYS AREA LOCATION, PREVIEW AREA LOCATION, TAB LIST LOCATION, SAVED WX LEVEL SETTINGS, PRESET SAVED QUICK-LOOK SECTORS NOT BEING DISPLAYED, ALT FILTER LIMITS CHANGING, ETC, ETC. DANGEROUS SIT WHEN CLBING/DSNDING ACFT USING SAVED QUICK LOOK FUNCTIONS THAT HAVE CHANGED (AMONG OTHER THINGS). WX SETTINGS ALSO SEEM TO CHANGE AT RANDOM CAUSING YOU TO VECTOR INTO SEVERE WX THAT IS NOT DISPLAYED. ADDITIONALLY 'STARS' WX HAS PROVED TO BE HIGHLY INACCURATE AT MIA, AND INCONSISTENT. WE GET A LOT OF SEVERE WX HERE IN THE SUMMER MONTHS AND THE 'STARS' WX, TO DATE, IS OFTEN ERRONEOUS WHICH CAN EASILY LEAD TO A VERY DANGEROUS SIT.
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.