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Technical Implementation Notice 16-07

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

140 PM EDT Mon Mar 14 2016


To:         Subscribers

            -NOAA Weather Wire Service

            -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


            Other NWS Partners and Employees


From:       Terrance J. Clark

            Director, WSR-88D Radar Operations Center


Subject:    RDA/RPG Build 17.0 Beta Test Tentatively Scheduled

            To Begin April 4, 2016


The Radar Operations Center will begin the Beta Test phase of

Radar Data Acquisition (RDA)/Radar Product Generator (RPG) Build

17.0 in April 2016 and continue through July 2016.


Content in Build 17.0 affecting external users is detailed in

TIN 15-17:


Updated Interface Control Documents (ICDs) are also available

for Build 17.0:


The planned Beta Test sites and tentative dates are:


KICT - Wichita, KS

April 4-8, 2016


KABX - Albuquerque, NM

May 2-6, 2016


KMBX - Minot AFB, ND

May 23-27, 2016


PAHG - Kenai/Anchorage, AK

June 6-10, 2016


KRGX - Reno, NV

June 20-24, 2016


KDDC - Dodge City, KS

July 11-15, 2016


For questions or comments, please contact:


      Jessica Schultz

      NWS Radar Focal Point

      Radar Operations Center


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