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Schedule Checking

Check the following:

  • Correct start/stop time
  • Polarizations/IFs match the block schedule
  • All stations on the block schedule are included
  • Standard frequency
  • Scans not too short (ATCA loses 15 sec on scan change).
  • Scans aligned with 10sec boundary (for ATCA)
  • Sources not set at too many stations at any time (elevation)
  • Slew times not too long (very long or longer than scan)
  • Fringe finders listed
  • Source positions given to sufficient accuracy


  • Encourage 1934-638 for flux calibration
  • Check frequency of AUTOPHASE_DETERMINE scans

One way to check some of this is (as vlbi on ATNF unix machines):

> exper.skd
> exper.skd
> less exper.sum
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