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 Higher - Oct, 2014. This guide provides detailed instructions on using the RRS software and radiosondes with the new RRS 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.
RRS WMO Levels
Generation for Coded Messages (PDF
Version) July, 2005.
Background Information on the Radiosonde Replacement System Program.
Documentation and Plans
Addendum III RRS Site Component Commissioning Plan & Evaluation Package (Word version) UPDATED May, 2009.
RRS IT Security Commissioning Checklist (Word version) UPDATED April, 2009.
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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