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-===== v190c Setup:\\ =====+===== v190c Setup: =====
  
-^Description ​       | 18 cm disk-based pulsar astrometry |\\ +^Description ​       | 18 cm disk-based pulsar astrometry | 
-^Antennas ​          | Pa-At-Mp-Ho-Ti |\\ +^Antennas ​          | Pa-At-Mp-Ho-Ti | 
-^Start ​             | 235 00:​00:​00 ​  |\\ +^Start ​             | 235 00:​00:​00 ​  | 
-^Stop               | 235 23:​58:​00 ​  |\\ +^Stop               | 235 23:​58:​00 ​  | 
-^PI                 | Adam Deller |\\ +^PI                 | Adam Deller | 
-^Channel 1          | ''​ DAS #1 IFP#1-LO 1634 - 1650 MHz USB RCP  ''​ |\\ +^Channel 1          | ''​ DAS #1 IFP#1-LO 1634 - 1650 MHz USB RCP  ''​ | 
-^Channel 2          | ''​ DAS #1 IFP#1-HI 1650 - 1666 MHz USB RCP  ''​ |\\ +^Channel 2          | ''​ DAS #1 IFP#1-HI 1650 - 1666 MHz USB RCP  ''​ | 
-^Channel 3          | ''​ DAS #1 IFP#2-LO 1634 - 1650 MHz USB LCP  ''​ |\\ +^Channel 3          | ''​ DAS #1 IFP#2-LO 1634 - 1650 MHz USB LCP  ''​ | 
-^Channel 4          | ''​ DAS #1 IFP#2-HI 1650 - 1666 MHz USB LCP  ''​ |\\ +^Channel 4          | ''​ DAS #1 IFP#2-HI 1650 - 1666 MHz USB LCP  ''​ | 
-^Channel 5          | ''​ DAS #2 IFP#1-LO 1666 - 1682 MHz USB RCP  ''​ |\\ +^Channel 5          | ''​ DAS #2 IFP#1-LO 1666 - 1682 MHz USB RCP  ''​ | 
-^Channel 6          | ''​ DAS #2 IFP#1-HI 1682 - 1698 MHz USB RCP  ''​ |\\ +^Channel 6          | ''​ DAS #2 IFP#1-HI 1682 - 1698 MHz USB RCP  ''​ | 
-^Channel 7          | ''​ DAS #2 IFP#2-LO 1666 - 1682 MHz USB LCP  ''​ |\\ +^Channel 7          | ''​ DAS #2 IFP#2-LO 1666 - 1682 MHz USB LCP  ''​ | 
-^Channel 8          | ''​ DAS #2 IFP#2-HI 1682 - 1698 MHz USB LCP  ''​ |\\ +^Channel 8          | ''​ DAS #2 IFP#2-HI 1682 - 1698 MHz USB LCP  ''​ | 
-^DAS 1 Skyfreq ​      | 1650.00 |\\ +^DAS 1 Skyfreq ​      | 1650.00 | 
-^DAS 2 Skyfreq ​      | 1682.00 |\\ +^DAS 2 Skyfreq ​      | 1682.00 | 
-^Bandwidth ​         | 16 MHz         |\\ +^Bandwidth ​         | 16 MHz         | 
-^Recorder ​          | Disk             |\\ +^Recorder ​          | Disk             | 
-^DAS Mode           | vsop.pro ([[http://​www.atnf.csiro.au/​vlbi/​dasmodes/​16-2IF-1p-a.html|telescope]]) |\\ +^DAS Mode           | vsop.pro ([[http://​www.atnf.csiro.au/​vlbi/​dasmodes/​16-2IF-1p-a.html|telescope]]) |
-\\ +
-Ftp: [[ftp://​ftp.atnf.csiro.au/​pub/​people/​vlbi/​v190/​v190c]]\\ +
-----\\ +
-\\ +
-===== Comments:\\ ===== +
-\\ +
-**FIRST HOUR IS FOR FRINGE-CHECKS**\\ +
-\\ +
-First 1 hr of this experiment (0000 - 0100 UT) is a bright source (0537-441) for real-time fringe-checks. ​ Please try and be onsource for some of this first hour in order to verify fringes.\\ +
-\\ +
-Create a separate directory for these fringe-checks and record the first hour of data into this directory.\\ +
-\\ +
-After the first hour, a new directory should be started for recording, called v190c. ​ Record data after 01:00 UT into this directory.\\ +
-\\ +
-After 01:00 UT, the fringe-check directory can be deleted. ​ **PLEASE BE CAREFUL NOT TO DELETE ANY OF THE DATA FROM AFTER 01:00 UT**\\ +
-\\ +
-Note that all fringe-check data at ATNF telescopes should be recorded to the xraid disks, due to the high data rates at ATCA, Parkes, Mopra. ​ Hobart should record to their xraid and Tid should record to their removables.\\ +
-\\ +
-Note also that this is not how we usually run fringe-checks. ​ Usually we have a separate schedule. ​ For v190c, as an out of session observation,​ the fringe-check is included in the schedule with the targets.\\ +
-\\ +
-**DISKS - ATNF TELESCOPES**\\ +
-\\ +
-Record on /data/xraid at ATCA, Parkes, Mopra (two xraid sets). ​ Both sets should be mounted on the one PC recorder machine before the observations get underway. ​ One set should be recorded to for the first 11.5 hrs (~2.7 TB) and the second set should be recorded to for the second 11.5 hrs (another ~2.7 TB).  This should almost completely fill the two sets.  Note that each disk set is split into two partitions or volumes and that changes of directory are required when switching to a new volume.\\ +
-\\ +
-The durations and changeover times for the partitions/​disk sets will therefore be:\\ +
-\\ +
-Record on /​data/​xraid* at ATCA, Parkes, Mopra (two xraid sets)\\ +
-\\ +
-|1st xraid set, 1st partition: 01:00 - 6:45 UT|\\ +
-|1st xraid set, 2nd partition: 06:45 - 12:30 UT|\\ +
-|2nd xraid set, 1st partition: 12:30 - 18:15 UT|\\ +
-|2nd xraid set, 2nd partition: 18:15 - 24:00 UT|\\ +
-\\ +
-**DISKS - HOBART**\\ +
-\\ +
-The durations and changeover times for the two partitions are:\\ +
-\\ +
-Record on /​data/​xraid* at Hobart (one xraid set).\\ +
-\\ +
-|1st xraid set, 1st partition: 01:00 - 12:30 UT|\\ +
-|1st xraid set, 2nd partition: 12:30 - 24:00 UT|\\ +
-\\ +
-**DISKS - TIDBINBILLA**\\ +
-\\ +
-Record on /​data/​removable/​* at Tidbinbilla (2 x 4 x 400 GB sets).\\ +
-\\ +
-At Tid the removables should be changed mid way through the experiment, at 12:30 UT.  Approximately 1.4 TB of data will be on each set of removables.\\ +
-\\ +
-The durations and changeover times for the two sets of removables are:\\ +
-\\ +
-|1st removable set: 01:00 - 12:30|\\ +
-|2nd removable set: 12:30 - 24:00|\\ +
-\\ +
-**DISKS - GENERAL**\\ +
-\\ +
-All stations should record using disko as usual (ATCA, Parkes, Mopra should choose "Chans 1->​8"​).\\ +
-\\ +
-Please note here on the wiki (under "​Observing comments for each antenna"​) the label on the disk and the partition on the disk used for each time range for this experiment.\\ +
-\\ +
-**TIDBINBILLA AND HOBART FREQUENCIES AND POLARISATIONS**\\ +
-\\ +
-Tid only has LCP at 1.6 GHz and should set up to record 4 channels of LCP at 256 Mbps using the vsop profile on the DAS, matched to the 4 channel frequencies given in the table. ​ This will allow Tid to match LCP at all 4 frequencies for the ATNF antennas.\\ +
-\\ +
-Likewise, Hobart should also set up to record LCP at 256 Mbps using the vsop DAS profile. ​ Like Tid this will allow LCP coverage of all 4 frequencies of the ATNF antennas, and will exactly match Tidbinbilla. ​ This setup will require splitting the RF signal and setting up two IF chains, one into each IFP of the DAS. \\ +
-\\ +
-^ IFP#1 Skyfreq ​      | 1650.00 LCP |\\ +
-^ IFP#2 Skyfreq ​      | 1682.00 LCP |\\ +
-\\ +
-**DAS & Recorder Setup**\\ +
-\\ +
-Hobart and Tidbinbilla connect DAS directly to VSIC as per normal\\ +
-\\ +
-Parkes, ATCA & Mopra connect both DAS to single VSIC input using '​Huygens'​ cable. DAS#2 should be configured to be the higher frequency and connected to input#2 (input with clock lines connected).\\ +
-\\ +
-\\ +
-**SCHEDULES**\\ +
-\\ +
-ATCA schedule on leon as v190c\\ +
-\\ +
-Mopra schedule - I don't know how to create vlobs schedules on bigrock (SJT). ​ Chris will sort out the Mopra schedule.\\ +
-\\ +
-Parkes schedule on ftp site as v190c.psn\\ +
-\\ +
-Tidbinbilla and Hobart - VEX file on ftp site as v190c.skd\\ +
-\\ +
-**ATCA**\\ +
-\\ +
-Tie all 5 antennas in CATIE\\ +
-\\ +
-antenna 12345 12345\\ +
-\\ +
-fun xx-yy xx+yy xx-yy xx+yy (RCP LCP, RCP LCP)\\ +
-\\ +
-gain 2\\ +
-\\ +
-===== Observing comments for each antenna:\\ =====+
  
-| [[.:​v190cpalog | Pa]] | [[.:​v190catlog | At]] | [[.:​v190cmplog | Mp]] | [[.:​v190cholog | Ho]] | [[.:​v190ctilog | Ti]] |\\+Ftp: [[ftp://​ftp.atnf.csiro.au/​pub/​people/​vlbi/​v190/​v190c]] 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Comments: ===== 
 + 
 +**FIRST HOUR IS FOR FRINGE-CHECKS** 
 + 
 +First 1 hr of this experiment (0000 - 0100 UT) is a bright source (0537-441) for real-time fringe-checks. ​ Please try and be onsource for some of this first hour in order to verify fringes. 
 + 
 +Create a separate directory for these fringe-checks and record the first hour of data into this directory. 
 + 
 +After the first hour, a new directory should be started for recording, called v190c. ​ Record data after 01:00 UT into this directory. 
 + 
 +After 01:00 UT, the fringe-check directory can be deleted. ​ **PLEASE BE CAREFUL NOT TO DELETE ANY OF THE DATA FROM AFTER 01:00 UT** 
 + 
 +Note that all fringe-check data at ATNF telescopes should be recorded to the xraid disks, due to the high data rates at ATCA, Parkes, Mopra. ​ Hobart should record to their xraid and Tid should record to their removables. 
 + 
 +Note also that this is not how we usually run fringe-checks. ​ Usually we have a separate schedule. ​ For v190c, as an out of session observation,​ the fringe-check is included in the schedule with the targets. 
 + 
 +**DISKS - ATNF TELESCOPES** 
 + 
 +Record on /data/xraid at ATCA, Parkes, Mopra (two xraid sets). ​ Both sets should be mounted on the one PC recorder machine before the observations get underway. ​ One set should be recorded to for the first 11.5 hrs (~2.7 TB) and the second set should be recorded to for the second 11.5 hrs (another ~2.7 TB).  This should almost completely fill the two sets.  Note that each disk set is split into two partitions or volumes and that changes of directory are required when switching to a new volume. 
 + 
 +The durations and changeover times for the partitions/​disk sets will therefore be: 
 + 
 +Record on /​data/​xraid* at ATCA, Parkes, Mopra (two xraid sets) 
 + 
 +|1st xraid set, 1st partition: 01:00 - 6:45 UT| 
 +|1st xraid set, 2nd partition: 06:45 - 12:30 UT| 
 +|2nd xraid set, 1st partition: 12:30 - 18:15 UT| 
 +|2nd xraid set, 2nd partition: 18:15 - 24:00 UT| 
 + 
 +**DISKS - HOBART** 
 + 
 +The durations and changeover times for the two partitions are: 
 + 
 +Record on /​data/​xraid* at Hobart (one xraid set). 
 + 
 +|1st xraid set, 1st partition: 01:00 - 12:30 UT| 
 +|1st xraid set, 2nd partition: 12:30 - 24:00 UT| 
 + 
 +**DISKS - TIDBINBILLA** 
 + 
 +Record on /​data/​removable/​* at Tidbinbilla (2 x 4 x 400 GB sets). 
 + 
 +At Tid the removables should be changed mid way through the experiment, at 12:30 UT.  Approximately 1.4 TB of data will be on each set of removables. 
 + 
 +The durations and changeover times for the two sets of removables are: 
 + 
 +|1st removable set: 01:00 - 12:30| 
 +|2nd removable set: 12:30 - 24:00| 
 + 
 +**DISKS - GENERAL** 
 + 
 +All stations should record using disko as usual (ATCA, Parkes, Mopra should choose "Chans 1->​8"​). 
 + 
 +Please note here on the wiki (under "​Observing comments for each antenna"​) the label on the disk and the partition on the disk used for each time range for this experiment. 
 + 
 +**TIDBINBILLA AND HOBART FREQUENCIES AND POLARISATIONS** 
 + 
 +Tid only has LCP at 1.6 GHz and should set up to record 4 channels of LCP at 256 Mbps using the vsop profile on the DAS, matched to the 4 channel frequencies given in the table. ​ This will allow Tid to match LCP at all 4 frequencies for the ATNF antennas. 
 + 
 +Likewise, Hobart should also set up to record LCP at 256 Mbps using the vsop DAS profile. ​ Like Tid this will allow LCP coverage of all 4 frequencies of the ATNF antennas, and will exactly match Tidbinbilla. ​ This setup will require splitting the RF signal and setting up two IF chains, one into each IFP of the DAS.  
 + 
 +^ IFP#1 Skyfreq ​      | 1650.00 LCP | 
 +^ IFP#2 Skyfreq ​      | 1682.00 LCP | 
 + 
 +**DAS & Recorder Setup** 
 + 
 +Hobart and Tidbinbilla connect DAS directly to VSIC as per normal 
 + 
 +Parkes, ATCA & Mopra connect both DAS to single VSIC input using '​Huygens'​ cable. DAS#2 should be configured to be the higher frequency and connected to input#2 (input with clock lines connected). 
 + 
 + 
 +**SCHEDULES** 
 + 
 +ATCA schedule on leon as v190c 
 + 
 +Mopra schedule - I don't know how to create vlobs schedules on bigrock (SJT). ​ Chris will sort out the Mopra schedule. 
 + 
 +Parkes schedule on ftp site as v190c.psn 
 + 
 +Tidbinbilla and Hobart - VEX file on ftp site as v190c.skd 
 + 
 +**ATCA** 
 + 
 +Tie all 5 antennas in CATIE 
 + 
 +antenna 12345 12345 
 + 
 +fun xx-yy xx+yy xx-yy xx+yy (RCP LCP, RCP LCP) 
 + 
 +gain 2 
 + 
 +===== Observing comments for each antenna: ===== 
 + 
 +| [[.:​v190cpalog | Pa]] | [[.:​v190catlog | At]] | [[.:​v190cmplog | Mp]] | [[.:​v190cholog | Ho]] | [[.:​v190ctilog | Ti]] | 
 + 
 +---- 
 +===== Observing Logs ===== 
 +[[http://​www.atnf.csiro.au/​cgi-bin/​vlbi/​parkes-onsource.pl?​session=Aug2006&​start=235/​00:​00:​00&​end=235/​23:​58:​00| Parkes onsource flagging]]\\ 
 +[[http://​www.atnf.csiro.au/​cgi-bin/​vlbi/​mopra_onsource.pl?​exper=v190c| Mopra onsource flagging]]\\ 
 +[[http://​www.atnf.csiro.au/​cgi-bin/​vlbi/​mopra_tsys.pl?​exper=v190c&​plot=0| Mopra Tsys]] 
 +([[http://​www.atnf.csiro.au/​cgi-bin/​vlbi/​mopra_tsys.pl?​exper=v190c&​plot=1|plot]])
  
  
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