NOAA National Weather Service

Radiosonde Replacement System (RRS)


RRS Software Build 2.5 and LMS-6 Radiosonde Implementation Documentation and Training

LMS-6 Implementation Plan - Implementation activities and schedule for installing RRS software 2.3.1 and using the new LMS-6 radiosonde.

Modification Note 15  -  Detailed instructions on how to install  SPS software version 4.8.

RRS Users Guide for Software Versions 2.5 and 3.0  - Jan, 2015. This guide provides detailed instructions on using the RRS software and radiosondes with the new RRS Windows 7 PC.

Training Video - Observer training video on how to prepare the LMS-6 radiosonde.


Handbooks and User Guides

RRS User Guide for Software Versions 2.2 and 2.3 - RRS Workstation User Guide for software version 2.2 and 2.3. July, 2013.- This guide provides detailed instructions on using the RRS software and radiosondes.

NWSM 10-1401 Rawinsonde Observations   This manual provides instructions on how to take a radiosonde observation and manage an upper air station.

The file is in PDF format.

EHB #9 - RRS Workstation Operations and Maintenance Manual and supporting documentation.


Technical Information

RRS WMO Levels Generation for Coded Messages (PDF Version) July, 2005.  Click  Here for a Word version.

Background Information on the Radiosonde Replacement System Program.


Documentation and Plans

Commissioning Plan

Addendum III RRS Site Component Commissioning Plan & Evaluation Package  (Word version)  UPDATED May, 2009.

RRS IT Security Commissioning Checklist (Word version) UPDATED April, 2009.

Decommissioning Plan

Legacy System Site Component Decommissioning Plan: MicroART & Sippican W9000 (Word version)  Nov, 2005.

Decommissioning Report Sample  (PDF version).     


Photos and other information

Soundings with RRS A virtual tour by WFO Reno, NV, on preparing and launching a GPS radiosonde with RRS.

Telemetry Receiving System  More photos of the new ground tracking antenna.

RSOIS  Photos of the Radiosonde Surface Observing Instrumentation System.


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