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In support of the RDA/RPG Build 22 Beta Test, WDTD has released the Beta Test version of training for Build 22.

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RDA/RPG Build 19 Training


The Warning Decision Training Division has developed operator training to support the Radar Data Acquisition Unit/Radar Product Generator (RDA/RPG) Build 19 deployment. This build has multiple features that support operations, including:

  • Introduction of new VCP 112, which uses the MPDA to create higher quality velocity products for severe weather operations

  • Improvements to the rain-hail mixture with regard to biases dual-pol precipitation estimation

  • Addition of low level supplemental scans to dual-pol QPE calculations.

  • Improvements to the 2DVDA particularly with dealiasing error reduction and improved shear handling

  • Expansion of the ZDR scale displayed in AWIPS

  • Additional supplemental low-level elevation angles at selected sites

The operator training for RDA/RPG Build 19 deployment consists of an on-line Articulate module.


You have the option of launching the presentation directly from our web site or from the Commerce Learning Center (CLC). NOTE: NWS employees should complete the training in the CLC to ensure they receive completion credit for the lesson.

Launch Web Version | LMS Version


WDTD welcomes your feedback on how well this training supported your understanding of the operational changes with the RDA/RPG Build 19 Training. Please send us your comments at: Thanks!