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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : tcm|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : lax|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
ground other : taxi
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 7000
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : overcame equipment problem|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
All attempts to contact ground and tower to taxi and prior to takeoff failed until last transmission on tower frequency. Once tower replied to communications operation, returned to normal. Note: tower hours not continuous and recent frequency change. Suspect radio problem for that frequency or communications poor. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: ramp and runway area practically together at this small airport. Taxi distance very minimal. Reporter felt perhaps position was in area of some interference, moved aircraft and made contact with tower. Radios are of type with standby frequency position and occasionally seem to have problems.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: RADIO COM PROBLEM.
Narrative: ALL ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT GND AND TWR TO TAXI AND PRIOR TO TKOF FAILED UNTIL LAST XMISSION ON TWR FREQ. ONCE TWR REPLIED TO COMS OPERATION, RETURNED TO NORMAL. NOTE: TWR HRS NOT CONTINUOUS AND RECENT FREQ CHANGE. SUSPECT RADIO PROB FOR THAT FREQ OR COMS POOR. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: RAMP AND RWY AREA PRACTICALLY TOGETHER AT THIS SMALL ARPT. TAXI DISTANCE VERY MINIMAL. REPORTER FELT PERHAPS POSITION WAS IN AREA OF SOME INTERFERENCE, MOVED ACFT AND MADE CONTACT WITH TWR. RADIOS ARE OF TYPE WITH STANDBY FREQ POSITION AND OCCASIONALLY SEEM TO HAVE PROBLEMS.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 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.