Pawsey upgrade - should be a straightforward change, with greatly increased throughput. Some concerns about possible access changes imposed by cybersecurity - won't be clear until new system is in place.
Chris: for $6000 got 60 TB of NAS disk space. Throughput not great, but large capacity and reliable.
Auto_pcal during setup should not be done during setup or at the very start of a schedule.
Consider doing Mopra fringe checks a week ahead of sessions to ensure all is in working order.
Potential for using CA06 for VLBI whenever it is not required for ATCA (e.g. when it's doing mm work, or compact configuration). Perhaps participate in IVS or AuScope work.
Difficult to get S/X, Meth and C-band receivers installed for OHS reasons.
Installation of CryoPAF will impact Parkes availability.
MEDUSA works well, but is not production ready (requires simplified/automated configuration).
UWH is probably 3 years away, even if it gets funded this term.
Essentially no current availability for VLBI (except limited very narrowband (7 MHz) single antenna system)
Tied array still planned, but nothing concrete, and low priority.
Ceduna likely to get fibre link this year.
100 Gbps internal network. 10 Gbps interface to outside world. More than sufficient currently.
Receiver changes now problematic - requires external contractor.
Potential for including Mopra
Bearing failure imminent on 26m.
Continuous now working at L band.
13m VGOS telescope being commissioned.
DVP to be replaced by VRA in 2022
Interest in new project to follow up sources with large position errors.
Requested input to science case.
Fringe checks need better focus - telescopes should be set up in advance. Fringe checks are for testing, not for setup.
Pre-session (i.e. ~week in advance) Fringe Checks will help diagnose equipment failures, but telescopes will revert to other work in the meantime so they don't help with setup issues.
Drudg'ing the experiments in advance will help.
Checks with local telescopes (e.g. autocorrs, sampler stats) may be more efficient pre-tests than RTFC.