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Christmas 2020

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

WOW. That’s about all I can say about 2020. I hope the Christmas season finds you and yours well and safe. Here at RSI / RSINet, we feel doubly blessed. We are all safe and well, and the companies have had yet another record year, fueled on the RSINet side by the addition of dozens of new AWOS sites onto the network, and on the RSI side by adding our home state of Tennessee to the AWOS maintenance stable. The RSINet datacenter has seen some major security and performance upgrades over the past months, and we have more planned.

We’ve completed some other airport NAVAID projects, and even a few broadcast FM transmitter site build-outs, as well as some military projects.

So, it’s been a good year. Here at RSI, we have a simple philosophy: A good product at a fair price. Do that, and business will increase. So far, that’s working. Oh, and to always answer the phone and deal with customers with a smile…even at 2:00 AM on a weekend.

We hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Important info for DBT NADIN AWOS data service customers

Monday, September 7th, 2020


If you haven’t already, you’re probably going to get a notice from DBT announcing YOU are responsible for paying for a required hardware upgrade to THEIR network. Verizon is phasing out the 3G network, and 3G modems must be upgraded by January 2021. We at RSINet have known this for a few years, and have planned for it – at NO cost to our customers.


To make a customer pay for a required upgrade in our view is just wrong. So we just want every airport manager, Board member, and financial office to know…


RSINet never charges for hardware. We send you the modem for free (we are also updating all our 3G customers for free). If it requires an external antenna, you get that for free as well. The only condition is it remains our property and if we want it back if the airport ever cancels the contract, then you send it back.


Bottom line – before you write that check, check with us. We will switch you seamlessly for free, and now is the time. You’ll be in good company. Check out some of our other RSINet announcements in this section and see who all is on board!


Send us an email at or call 800-261-1774 ext 1.

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Coronavirus Update

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

The FAA has allowed all non-federal AWOS inspections to be deferred for at least 6 months. Annual inspections are deferred to a maximum of 90 days past the current deadline. No facility will be shut down for failure to meet the inspection windows at this time. RSI is continuing to perform AWOS and ILS maintenance as long as the distance to the facility from the technician’s base city does not require an overnight stay in a hotel. We have left the decisions solely up to the technicians involved without penalty. We are re-evaluating this policy on a weekly basis. RSINet NADIN network operations are unaffected. Other government operations are unaffected unless so directed by the agencies involved. Broadcast projects not due to an “off-air” situation are suspended. Other nonessential industry projects are suspended.

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Another week, another state joins RSINet!

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Later this month, we’ll be rolling out RSINet throughout the state of Virginia. RSINet now provides weather data from a large majority of sites in the eastern US, and over 500 sites nationwide. But your single airport can also be part of the RSINet data network. Call us or e-mail today!

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RSINet wins North Carolina NADIN contract

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

June 3, 2019


North Carolina will join North Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, and South Carolina with RSINet’s AWOS weather data delivery system deployed statewide. RSINet has become the system of choice for its low cost, reliability, and unparalleled customer service and support.


The system will replace the legacy system currently in place and will begin rolling out in the coming weeks.


Whether it’s one airport or 50, RSINet can handle your AWOS data service, putting your AWOS weather on the Internet , cockpit weather systems, local TV stations, and all over the world.

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Don’t be fooled…

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Recently we’ve had some calls telling us our competitors were using the “Our Brand X NADIN solution is tailored specifically for Brand X AWOS”.  Nope. By FAA rule, ALL FAA-certified AWOS units must output a specifically formatted AWOS message from a standard serial computer port. In simple terms, that means their system cannot and does not do more than RSINet when it comes to relaying your weather data to the world. RSINet works with any AWOS make and model past or present, and regardless of whichever of the several configurations of AWOS is at your airport. However, did you know we offer a small perk free of charge? Once your AWOS is connected to RSINet, in addition to sending your data to the FAA and NWS, we ship LIVE data to the good folks over at  They offer a one-stop web site for conditions at all US airports. If your AWOS is connected to NADIN, will show you the latest 20 minute observation from that AWOS. BUT…If you’re on RSINet, you’ll get the absolutely latest weather from that airport, usually less than 5 minutes old and frequently less than 60 seconds old! Check it out. Go to airportview,net and enter your airport code.

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RSINet upgrades Iowa AWOS network

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

RSINet has won a contract with the Iowa DOT to provide AWOS NADIN data services for the 43 DOT sponsored AWOS systems in the state.  Beginning on June 27th, RSINet began upgrading the sites with the latest 4G cellular modems, replacing the older technology devices in use by the previous vendor and providing the fastest, most reliable NADIN connection available. The rollout should be complete in early July.

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Do it Yourself AWOS maintenance?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Despite RSI’s AWOS maintenance rates being some of the lowest in the industry, I often get asked why an airport cannot maintain their own AWOS and why does it cost so much to maintain the systems? Well, an airport can. But it doesn’t make sense. Here’s why:


First off, the FAA requires that any AWOS used for flight operations be maintained by an FAA certified technician. To become an AWOS technician, an individual must complete factory training on every specific make and model of each AWOS he or she is to maintain, pass the examination for an FCC General class Radiotelephone license, and pass a written and field examination by the FAA. Each technician who works on a particular AWOS must have a letter of verification authority from the FAA office in charge of that facility. In addition, technicians must possess and maintain a set of highly specialized and annually calibrated test equipment to measure parameters such as radio frequency, power, and AWOS sensor such as altimeter and temperature, among others. This test equipment must be kept in calibration and traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. This assures that the AWOS is kept with in FAA and FCC tolerances for measurement accuracy and radio transmission standards. The FAA mandates that each AWOS be checked for accuracy according to a maintenance plan within a window of every 90-120 days.


To start up an AWOS maintenance program from the start costs about $20,000 plus a lot of training time or about 8 years or so of AWOS maintenance charges from RSI…hardly cost effective for an airport with one AWOS.


Having an experienced, certified AWOS maintenance firm can also help shield the airport from potential liability in the case of an aircraft accident. Having an outside, insured firm with technicians with years of experience who can respond to questions about the AWOS data and accuracy can go a long way in resolving incident issues without going to the courtroom.


So, after a cost analysis, you can see that using RSI to maintain your AWOS removes a lot of headache and is really much more cost effective than doing it yourself!


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Scams and more scams

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Once again, RSI and a number of other companies have had their names used in a scam. RSI does not send money orders. We do not send coupons or any other correspondence of that nature to anyone.  One common scheme is to send a bogus money order to the victim, who is instructed to keep a certain percentage of it and send the rest to a (usually foreign) address. The money order is bad, but by the time the banks catch it the money is on its way. Please do not fall for these scams.




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RSINet at the Tennessee Airports Conference

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

This year’s Tennessee Airports Conference will be March 17-19 at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, TN. If you’re planning to attend the conference, don’t forget to look for us at the RSI / RSINet booth. We’ll have all the information on the most cost effective AWOS data connectivity solution available – RSINet!




For more info!


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