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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 21 Training


The Warning Decision Training Division has developed operator training to support the Radar Data Acquisition Unit/Radar Product Generator (RDA/RPG) Build 21 deployment. This build has multiple features that support operations, including:

  • Learn where the VMI is applied to the velocity data and why

  • Know about new Rain Rate Classification product (RRC)

  • Identify how performancee checks behave with a forced restart

  • List significant changes to the Shift Change Checklist

  • Identify which SAILS/MRLE settings are retained when the MSF changes VCP to clear air mode

  • Learn about restarting failed tasks

  • Single Adaptable Parameter for ice crystals and dry snow

  • Baud Rate Increases

  • Notable other bug fixes

The operator training for RDA/RPG Build 21 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 has created a training document for the RDA/RPG Build 21.0 Deployment. If you want a hard copy, please download the PDF file and print the document locally.


WDTD welcomes your feedback on how well this training supported your understanding of the operational changes with the RDA/RPG Build 21 Training. Please send us your comments at: Thanks!