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ATNF LBA Observatories Quiz

To be qualified to observe at with the ATNF antennas (Parkes, ATCA, Mopra) you must be able to answer each of these questions. If not re-read the documentation or watch the screen casts. Note that there is no answer list - if you cannot answer a question it means you need to review the documentation. (If you feel any of these are not answered via the documentation, please contact Chris).

General

  • What is the current VNC password?
  • How can you retrieve the VNC password?
  • Are you “remote” qualified for Parkes and ATCA (assuming relevant)?
  • Do you know how to book your session on the Portals?
  • What web pages should you always be running? (There are at least 5, if Parkes and ATCA are included)
  • Do you know how to join the LBA “chat” session?
  • What do you do if the IF Level on the DAS is out of range?
  • How do you monitor disk recorders on the web?
  • How do you restart recording with cdisko?
  • What should the sampler stats be, roughly?
  • How can I work around a network failure at Marsfield?
  • Who do you contact if there are problems?
  • What is the ATCA “Duty Astronomer” contact number?
  • What are Jamie and Chris' contact numbers?

Parkes

  • How do you start a telescope schedule, assuming Parkes is stowed?
  • How do you stow the antenna?
  • How do you adjust IF attenuation?

ATCA

  • How do you start a telescope schedule?
  • How do you stow the antenna?
  • How do you rephase the array?
  • When should you rephase the array?
  • How do you change the number of “tied” antenna?
  • How do you correct bad sampler stats at the recorder when in DAS 64 MHz mode (when relevant)?

Mopra

  • How do you start a telescope schedule?
  • Hot do you stow the antenna?
  • How do you adjust IF attenuation?
  • How do you monitor Tsys?
  • What do you do if Tsys reports zero?
lbaops/atnfobservingquiz.txt · Last modified: 2017/03/16 14:43 by chrisphillips