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WSR-88D Hotline Information Pages and Links

ZDR Information:

A Guide to WSR-88D Data Quality Phenomena and Anomalies - New Item

Build 18 Information:

  • Build 18 Post-Release Notes - Information Collected by the Hotline during Build 18 Deployment
  • Software Note 151 for RDA Build 18.0
  • Modification Note 189 for RPG Console Server Replacement and RPG Build 18.0
  • Software Note 158 for updating the RPG Hardware Configuration Ment at select sites
  • Release Notes
  • WDTD Build 18 Training
  • MSCF/RPG Checklist -- Sample MSCF/RPG shift checklists.
    • Build 18.0 also add a new product called the Shift Change Checklist
    • This product is available once an hour on AWIPS via the AWIPS ID SCLxxx where xxx is the radar ID. Note that prior to AWIPS 17.3.1 the ID is SCCxxx.
    • WFO BTV has developed an automated checklist which uses the SCL product.
      Called RadarLog, it is available under "Web/Intranet" on the VLab NWS Software Collaboration Portal (SCP).


Updated ROC Recommended Transition Power Source (TPS) Operating Procedures. Click Here.

Communication Information:

General Information about the Hotline:

Call the Hotline

The WSR-88D Hotline provides 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week support to all US Government Field Sites and other US Government users. This support includes expert advice on:

  • Interpretation
  • Operations
  • Maintenance
  • Software
  • Adaptation Data
  • Communications
  • Documentation
Field sites should consider information provided by the Hotline only as guidance which does not supersede any agency or local policies, procedures, and regulations.
Hotline specialists will prioritize incoming assistance requests into two basic assistance request categories: Routine and Urgent.

Urgent Priority

  • Requests for assistance in resolving conditions that may cause death, severe injury, major system damage, or prevent successful mission accomplishment. Hotline personnel will always give first priority to resolution of urgent requests.

Routine Priority

  • Requests for assistance in resolving conditions that do not meet urgent priority guidelines.