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|Locale Reference||navaid : odf.vortac|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 25|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||ATC Facility|
|ATC Facility||communication equipment : ztl.artcc|
Frequency 124.37 had had problems with receiver coverage around the odf VOR for years. Approximately 8-10 years ago after numerous NASA reports; your office issued an alert about the coverage of this frequency. Until march 2006; the controllers had learned to work around this unsafe situation. Then the FAA decided to have the holding fix moved from the macy intersection to odf. This arrival fix is the flcon arrival to atl from the northeast. This sector is one of the busiest in the world and it is a little hard to run arrs and or hold aircraft if you can't talk to them. We need some help on this problem before something bad happens.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ZTL CTLR EXPRESSED CONCERN REGARDING A LONG STANDING FREQ COVERAGE PROBLEM EXASPERATED BY THE RELOCATION OF A HOLDING FIX FOR ATL ARPT.
Narrative: FREQ 124.37 HAD HAD PROBLEMS WITH RECEIVER COVERAGE AROUND THE ODF VOR FOR YEARS. APPROX 8-10 YEARS AGO AFTER NUMEROUS NASA REPORTS; YOUR OFFICE ISSUED AN ALERT ABOUT THE COVERAGE OF THIS FREQ. UNTIL MARCH 2006; THE CTLRS HAD LEARNED TO WORK AROUND THIS UNSAFE SITUATION. THEN THE FAA DECIDED TO HAVE THE HOLDING FIX MOVED FROM THE MACY INTXN TO ODF. THIS ARR FIX IS THE FLCON ARR TO ATL FROM THE NE. THIS SECTOR IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST IN THE WORLD AND IT IS A LITTLE HARD TO RUN ARRS AND OR HOLD ACFT IF YOU CAN'T TALK TO THEM. WE NEED SOME HELP ON THIS PROBLEM BEFORE SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.