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Parkes Mark5 observing

These notes are intended for Parkes astronomy observations, specifically the v271 series at x-band. They are probably not correct for IVS geodesy or Mark5 astronomy at other frequencies

Parkes is equipped with a Mark5b disk recorder and a Mark4 distribution rack upgraded to a MAR5K “formatter”.

IF Setup

  • Ensure the IF is patched through the Switch Matrix to the Mark5. For X-band run (on any sun machine)

> cd ~observer/smsetup 0> > smrun MK-V_MARS.cmd

  • The Mark4 rack may need patching at the rear. For the v271 series the required patching is

| VCs 1–3 | IF 1 LO |

VCs 4–8 IF 1 HI
Vs 9–14 n/a

The required patching seems to be shown in the procedure file generated below

lbaops/parkesmark5.1311467059.txt.gz · Last modified: 2015/12/18 16:39 (external edit)