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RDA/RPG Build 13.0 Training

Part 1: RPG Build 13.0 Training

Radar Product Generator (RPG) Build 13.0 Training is now available. This build has a number of adjustments to the RPG dual-polarization algorithms, which will not be active until your Radar Data Acquisition Unit (RDA) is upgraded to dual-polarization technology (i.e., RDA Build 12.3). With the RDA Build 12.3 upgrade, two features will be temporarily unavailable:

  • The updated Clutter Mitigation Decision (CMD) &
  • The Automated Volume Scan Evaluation and Termination (AVSET) algorithms.

These two algorithms will then be restored when your RDA is upgraded to Build 13.0 (see Part 2 below).

There is one additional feature that is active irrespective of your RDA configuration. That feature is the Enhanced VAD Wind Profile.

Presentation

The training presentation in streaming format is available from this page for DoD, FAA, and NWS partners who wish to learn about RPG Build 13.0. You have the option to pause the presentation at any time as you go through the material. The presentation takes 15-20 minutes to complete.

NWS Staff NWS Partners

To receive credit on your transcript, you must complete the course in the NWS Learning Center. Use the button below to access the course in the NWS Learning Center.

NWS employees click here to launch the course in the NWS Learning Center

NWS Partners can access this training from WDTB directly. You have the option of launching the presentation directly from our web site or downloading a copy for local viewing.

NWS Partners click here to view the streaming presentationClick here to download the 6.77 MB ZIP file of this presentation to your computer
Document

Budget cuts have made it impossible to provide the type of training document that has been provided with previous RPG/RDA build releases. For those of you would like some kind of document, you can download a PDF of the RPG training presentation that includes speaker notes.

Part 2: RDA Build 13.0 Training

The Radar Data Acquisition Unit (RDA) Build 13.0 Training is now available. With RDA Build 13.0, both CMD and AVSET return! However, this "new" CMD is much different from the "old" CMD. Other than one new parameter, AVSET is the same as before. Finally, there is a new technique for calculating Spectrum Width.

Presentation

The training presentation in streaming format is available from this page for DoD, FAA, and NWS users who wish to learn about the RDA Build 13.0. You have the option to pause the presentation at any time as you go through the material. The presentation takes 15-20 minutes to complete.

NWS Staff NWS Partners

To receive credit on your transcript, you must complete the course in the NWS Learning Center. Use the button below to access the course in the NWS Learning Center.

NWS employees click here to launch the course in the NWS Learning Center

NWS Partners can access this training from WDTB directly. You have the option of launching the presentation directly from our web site or downloading a copy for local viewing.

Click here to view the streaming presentationClick here to download the 6.28 MB ZIP file of this presentation to your computer
Document

Budget cuts have made it impossible to provide the type of training document that has been provided with previous RPG/RDA build releases. For those of you would like some kind of document, you can download a PDF of the RDA training presentation that includes speaker notes.

AVSET & CMD Availability

What's the easiest way for your office to know whether or not your radar's RDA/RPG configuration will have AVSET and CMD? The following questions will help you figure it out:

  • Has your radar been upgraded to dual-pol (i.e., using RDA Build 12.1 or 12.3)?
    • NO: You will still have access to AVSET and CMD. However, these capabilities will be temporary unavailable when your radar is first upgraded to dual-pol.
    • YES: AVSET and CMD will be temporarily unavailable.
  • After your radar is first upgraded to dual-pol, how will you get AVSET and CMD back?
    • When your RDA is upgraded to Build 13.0.

Feedback

WDTB welcomes your feedback on how well this training supported your understanding of the operational changes with RDA/RPG Build 13.0. Please send us your comments! Thanks!

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