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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zny.airport|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller limited radar : 1|
controller non radar : 1.5
controller radar : 21.5
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|ATC Facility||computer equipment : zny.artcc|
During heavy evening traffic at ZNY sector 75; uret became unworkable. Since no working procedures have yet been developed during the 14 months uret has been at ZNY; working with uret makes the sector much more complex. There was a handoff person at the sector during the shift tonight. Most situations requiring coordination were passed to the radar position by verbal means. Unfortunately; during busy periods; this makes keeping the sector under control much more difficult. Verbal coordination is often not immediately heard when a radar controller is busy. This leads to repetition of the instruction; which causes the radar controller to focus less on the radar. Tonight; uret made this sector much more complex than need be.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ZNY CTLR EXPRESSED CONCERN REGARDING URET EQUIP FUNCTIONALITY AND LACK OF APPROPRIATE FAC PROCS TO COVER USAGE OF SAME.
Narrative: DURING HVY EVENING TFC AT ZNY SECTOR 75; URET BECAME UNWORKABLE. SINCE NO WORKING PROCS HAVE YET BEEN DEVELOPED DURING THE 14 MONTHS URET HAS BEEN AT ZNY; WORKING WITH URET MAKES THE SECTOR MUCH MORE COMPLEX. THERE WAS A HDOF PERSON AT THE SECTOR DURING THE SHIFT TONIGHT. MOST SITUATIONS REQUIRING COORD WERE PASSED TO THE RADAR POS BY VERBAL MEANS. UNFORTUNATELY; DURING BUSY PERIODS; THIS MAKES KEEPING THE SECTOR UNDER CTL MUCH MORE DIFFICULT. VERBAL COORD IS OFTEN NOT IMMEDIATELY HEARD WHEN A RADAR CTLR IS BUSY. THIS LEADS TO REPETITION OF THE INSTRUCTION; WHICH CAUSES THE RADAR CTLR TO FOCUS LESS ON THE RADAR. TONIGHT; URET MADE THIS SECTOR MUCH MORE COMPLEX THAN NEED BE.
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.