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Technical Implementation Notice 15-03
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
1100 AM EST Fri Jan 30 2015

To:       Subscribers
          -Family of Services
          -NOAA Weather Wire Service
          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
          Other NWS Partners and Employees

From:     Terrance J. Clark
          Acting Director, Radar Operations Center

Subject:  WSR-88D Software Build 16 Beta Test and Deployment
          Starting March 9, 2015

The Radar Operations Center will begin the Beta Test and
deployment of the Radar Product Acquisition/Radar Product
Generator (RDA/RPG) Build 16.0 software and hardware upgrade in
spring 2015.

Beta test sites and approximate start dates are as follows:

Tulsa, OK (KINX)              March 9, 2015
Salt Lake City, UT (KMTX)     March 24, 2015
Kenai, AK (PAHG)              March 30, 2015
Ft. Drum, NY (KTYX)           April 7, 2015
Dodge City, KS (KDDC)         April 14, 2015

Full deployment of Build 16.0 is expected to begin in May 2015.

For content impacting external users, see TIN 14-42:

For questions or comments, please contact:
Jessica Schultz
NWS Radar Focal Point
Radar Operations Center

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