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  • Issue 23 Autumn 2014 (PDF, 2.09 mb)
    • The Continuing Evolution of Dynamic Scanning
    • We're ROC-ing Social Media
    • New Coherency Based Thresholding (CBT) Algorithm
    • Sunset Over Kansas City...
  • Issue 22 Spring 2013 (PDF, 478 kb)
    • Update: Wind Farms and the WSR88D
    • Uncovering the Storm
    • ROC Stars
    • PRF Modification Now Available for SZ-2 VCPs
  • Issue 21 Winter 2012 (PDF, 1.69 mb)
    • Early Experiences with Dual Pol
    • Innovative Techniques Working Group
    • Tid Bits" for Improved WSR-88D
    • Setting SAILS for New Split Cut Scan
    • Is There a Community-Scale Wind Project Near You?
    • ROC Stars
    • RDA Clutter Suppression in a Nutshell
    • The New WSR-88D Wind Energy Evaluation Scheme
    • Manual Clutter Suppression Managment - It's Back
    • Picture This...
    • Radome Maintenance Issues
  • Issue 20 December 2010 (PDF, 1 mb)
    • Dual Polarization is Coming to NEXRAD
    • Improving the VWP
    • The New Architectured Level II Data
    • ROC Stars
    • Information "Tid Bits" for Improved WSR-88D Operations
    • What's Your Question?
    • GIS Methods for Evaluating Wind Turbine Impacts on NEXRAD
    • Wind Farms and the WSR-88D -- An Update
    • Integrated Real-Time Performance Monitoring of Observing Networks in China
    • An Historical Look at NEXRAD
  • Issue 19 January 2010 (PDF, 1.78 mb)
    • It’s All in How You Look at It
    • Solar Flux Resources
    • Operational “Tid Bits”
    • ROC Stars
    • The Importance of Proper Clutter Filtering
    • NWS VCP Usage Survey
    • Wind Farms and the WSR-88D: An Update
    • WSR-88D Electronic Technical Manual Distribution
    • Scenic RDA Photo Contest Winners
    • Researching WSR-88D Parts
  • Issue 18 Autumn/Winter 2008 (PDF, 2.09 mb)
    • Wind Farms: Coming Soon to a WSR-88D Near You
    • Improving Mesocyclone Detection Algorithm in Software Build 11.0
    • A Move Toward Automating the WSR-88D
    • Coming Attraction! The Clutter Mitigation Decision Algorithm
    • ROC Stars
    • Riddle Me This...
    • You are Entering Another Dimension: The Exclusion Zone!
    • AVSET: A Clever Way to Achieve Faster Volume Scan Updates
    • The WSR-88D and the MPE Bias
    • Scenic RDA Photo Contest
  • Issue 17 Autumn 2007 (PDF, 1.33 mb)
    • What's Under That Purple Haze?
    • An Award Winning Staff
    • We're All Getting Older - Including the WSR-88D Network
    • Mesocyclone Detection Algorithm - An Update
    • The Clutter Mitigation Decision Algorithm
    • ORDA Clutter Suppression in a Nutshell
    • WSR-88D Technical Manual Management
    • And the Survey Says...
    • On the Comms Front
    • The Data Quality Dilemma - There's No Free Lunch
    • Introducing the Applications Branch
  • Issue 16 Summer 2006 (PDF, 1.32 mb)
    • "X" Marks the Spot
    • Alarms Following ORDA Installation
    • ROC Engineering and CM Join Forces
    • WSR-88D Precipitation Estimation - "A Conversation"
    • PPS Parameters & Their Impact on Rainfall Estimates
    • ORDA and Clutter Suppression
    • "Hints and Kinks" from South Shore, HI
    • Guidance for Bypass Map Generation
    • The RDA Chain
    • WSR-88D Hotline - Hot Topics
    • FAA CM Notice for WSR-88D's
  • Issue 15 Autumn 2005 (PDF, 207 kb)
    • Real-Time WSR-88D Level II Data Collection & Distribution
    • New Transmitter Tuning Technique
    • NEXRAD Operations Hot Topics
    • Future WSR-88D Softare Releases
    • On the Comms Front...
    • Researchers Demonstrate WSR-88D Helps NWS Forecasters Save Lives
    • Award Winning Staff
  • Issue 14 Winter 2005 (PDF, 642 kb)
    • AWIPS to Ingest FAA's TDWR Data
    • Benjamin Franklin & Dr. Van de Graff Would Have Been Amused
    • On the Comms Front...
    • You Wanted to Know...
    • VCP 121 and the Multi-PRF Dealiasing Algorithm
    • Developing an AWIPS Flash Flood Procedure “Bundle”
    • Identifying the Cause of WSR-88D Ghost Echoes
    • New ROC Deputy Director
    • New Electric Hoist Lifts Loads Into Radome
    • Multidisciplinary Approach to WSR-88D Data Quality Assurance
    • Award Winning Staff
    • Vogt Named ROC Director
    • Level II Data Collection Update
  • Issue 13 Summer 2004 (PDF, 927 kb)
    • Emphasis On WSR-88D Data Quality
    • On The Comms Front...
    • WSR-88D Radome and Tower Maintenance Programs
    • New WSR-88D Mesocyclone Detection Algorithm
    • Air Traffic Controllers Using WSR-88D Products
    • Build 5.0 Precipitation Processing Subsystem Changes
    • Future Meteorologists?
    • Don't Restrict the Klystron
    • Award Winning Staff
    • Portable Davit Crane Manufacturer's Lift Capacity Certification
    • Elevation/Azimuth Drive Motor Replacement
  • Issue 12 Winter 2003 (PDF, 298 kb)
    • Proper Post Charge Regulator Alignment
    • ORDA Program
    • RPG PPP Serial Upgrade
    • Fuel Tank Anti-Fouling Guidance
    • RPG Upgrade for Frame Relay or Digital Comms
    • Digital Videos Supplement Electronic Tech Manuals
  • Issue 11 Fall 2000 (PDF, 239 kb)
  • Issue 10 Spring 2000 (PDF, 391 kb)
    • BEWARE: WSR-88D Electrical Load "Creep"
    • NEXRAD Hoists, Types And Uses
    • OPUP - Supporting The New AFWA Philosophy
    • Level II Recorder Trouble Shooting Tips
    • WSR-88D Parts Usage
  • Issue 9 October, 1999 (PDF, 702 kb)
    • CW Substitution Reflectivity Check Error
    • PUP to AWIPS Instructional Component
    • Air Force UCPs move to NWS Forecast Offices
    • Optimizing Clutter Suppression
    • The Kansas City Connection
    • Going Digital!
    • Clutter Suppression Fallacies
    • Hail Detection Algorithm
    • WSR-88D Tech Manual Accuracy
    • WSR-88D EMI Problem
  • Volume 1, Issue 8 June, 1999 (PDF, 1.0 mb)
    • RDA in the 21st Century
    • NEXRAD Preparing For Y2K
    • Electronic Documentation
    • FAA Weather and Radar Processor
    • ARTCCs Apply NEXRAD Data
    • UPDATE: Real-time WSR-88D Wideband Data
  • Volume 1, Issue 7 February, 1999 (PDF, 1.2 mb)
    • Transition Power Source System
    • WSR-88D Solar Calibration
    • Radar Hot? Radar Cold?
    • Standardizing WSR-88D Communications Configurations
    • What Is That Spike? The Effects of Bistatic Coupling
    • Precipitation Accumulation Processing Improvements
    • WSR-88D Level II Recorder
  • Volume 1, Issue 6 June, 1998 (PDF, 347 Kb)
    • Use CFC to Optimize Performance of WSR-88D
    • Use of Microwave for Narrowband Communications
    • Optimizing the WSR-88D Radar System During Tropical Cyclone Landfall Events
    • WSR-88D Precipitation Algorithm Validation
    • Our WSR-88D ALWAYS Underestimates Precipitation Accumulation. WHY???
    • OU-OSF Combined Research Project
    • Clutter Filter Control and the BIG RED BALL
    • Microwave Narrowband Communications
  • Volume 1, Issue 5 January, 1998(PDF, 690 Kb)
    • WSR-88D Software Build 10
    • Pedestal 5VDC Power Supply (Author Correction: 2Lt Jamie Coker, USAF-OSF Systems Engineering Section)
    • Remote Maintenance Subsystem for FAA Redundant WSR-88Ds
    • Clutter Contamination: The Problem Far Reaching, The Simple Solution!
    • Level II Enhancements for Build 10.0
    • OSF Engineering Transmitter Test Bed Operational (Author Correction: Bill Urell, OSF Systems Engineering Section)
    • Algorithms Survey Information
    • A New Spin on Tornado Detection
    • RDA/RPG Remote Access Terminals (Author Correction: Christina Ostrander, OSF Systems Engineering Section)
    • Transition Power Maintenance Shelter Status
    • 1998 Depot Level Preventive Maintenance Inspections
  • Volume 1, Issue 4 October, 1997 (PDF, 115 Kb)
    • Recoating The Radomes
    • Comparing Rawinsonde and WSR-88D Wind Profiles
    • Resolving Archive Level II Failures
    • WSR-88D Graphical User Interface
    • Where are your spare parts and do they work???
    • EMI Filter
    • WSR-88D Operation Tips
    • From OTB: Rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated!
    • WSR-88D Technical Manuals on CD-ROM
    • DELTA SYSCAL = DATA QUALITY?
  • Volume 1, Issue 3 March, 1997 (PDF, 154 Kb)
    • RPG Build 9.1 Information
    • Mesocyclone and TVS Adaptable Parameters
    • VCPs: CHange vs DOwnload
    • Training Mode
    • Operations Tips
    • WSR-88D Operations Library
    • Baselining your System
  • Volume 1, Issue 2 November, 1996 (PDF, 154 Kb)
    • Update on Tales from the Hotline
    • Field Sites Change Algorithm Adaptable Parameters
    • WSR-88D Depot Level PMI
    • Audiographics: What's it all about?
    • Operations Tips
    • Real-Time Wideband Access
  • Volume 1, Issue 1 May, 1996 (PDF, 114 Kb)
    • Return of WSR-88D Tales from the Hotline
    • New Initiatives at the Operations Training Branch
    • Receiver Front-End EMI Filter
    • Receiver/Signal Processor Calibration
    • TPMS - What is it?
    • Operations Tips

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