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-======  VLBI teleconference, 7 April 2009 ======+======  VLBI teleconference, 21 May 2009 ======
 =====  12.00 Perth, 14.00 Eastern, 16.00 New Zealand ===== =====  12.00 Perth, 14.00 Eastern, 16.00 New Zealand =====
  
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 |  NT:|08 8944 8488 | |  NT:|08 8944 8488 |
 | Tas:|03 6232 5188 | | Tas:|03 6232 5188 |
-Meeting ID: 2394+Meeting ID: 4253
  
-Chair: Steven Tingay+Chair: Tasso Tzioumis
  
 Attendance: Attendance:
-Tingay, Reynolds, Moin, Bignall, C. Hotan, A. Hotan (Curtin);+ 
 +Tingay, Moin, C. Hotan, A. Hotan (Curtin);
 Tzioumis, Phillips (ATNF Marsfield); Tzioumis, Phillips (ATNF Marsfield);
-Lovell (Hobart); Reid (Mt. Pleasant); +Ellingsen (Hobart);  
-Stevens (ATNF Narrabri); +Stevens, Edwards (ATNF Narrabri); 
-Rioja, Dodson (UWA)+Rioja, Dodson (UWA); Gulyav, Nanush (NZ); Horiuchi (Tid); Titov (Canberra) 
 + 
 +Apologies: C. Reynolds, Bignall 
  
 **Agenda** **Agenda**
  
-  *  Review of [[lbaops:telecon2009feb11 | Actions from last meeting]]+  *  Review of [[lbaops:telecon2009apr7| Actions from last meeting]]
  
   *  Reports   *  Reports
-    *  Feb 2009 VLBI session 
-    *  eVLBI demo to Curtin on March 11. 
-    *  e-VLBI/VLBI/Networking & Operations meetings 10-12 March 
-      *  Review of [[lbaops:annual2009mar10-12 | Actions from these meetings]]   
     *  GMRT-Mopra test observation     *  GMRT-Mopra test observation
-    *  IYA observations +    *  ToO proposals. 
-    *  EAVN meeting (Phil) +  *  Update on ASKAP VLBI EoI  (Tingay) 
-    *  KVN (Richard/Maria) +    *  Actions?
-    *  IVS and VLBI2010 (Jim) +
- +
-  *  Update on ASKAP VLBI EoI and ICRAR investment plan (Tingay) +
-    *  Issues re EoI meeting on 15 April. +
-    *  H-maser for ASKAP?+
   *  Data from TIGO, O'Higgins (USB disks)   *  Data from TIGO, O'Higgins (USB disks)
-  *  Status of ARCS data transfer tests to iVEC (Phillips)+    *  Need to streamline? 
 +    *  South American telescopes in LBA. Substitute for Hart? 
 +  *  Update on Curtin cluster at Narrabri (Phillips/Amy) 
 +  *  Feb 2010 VLBI meetings 
 +    *  IVS meeting in Hobart (Lovell) 
 +    *  Astro meetings in NZ (Tingay) 
 +    *  LBA ops/eVLBI mtg?
   *  Update on New Zealand antenna (Gulyaev)   *  Update on New Zealand antenna (Gulyaev)
-  *  Update on Curtin cluster at Narrabri (Phillips/Amy) 
   *  AuScope Update (Lovell)   *  AuScope Update (Lovell)
- 
   *  Observations next semester   *  Observations next semester
 +    *  General issues (Tzioumis/Phillips/Edwards) 
 +    *  Support (Tzioumis) 
 +    *  Disks  (Claire) 
 +    *  Transfers (Claire/Hayley/Chris)
   *  AOB   *  AOB
  
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 GENERAL GENERAL
-  *  One of Curtin Mark5B+ units to be shipped to AUT when they arrive, plus an invoice to AUT. (Steven) - updated 28/01/09 - Shipping cockup by supplier.  Delay in delivery of units. 11/2/09 - in progress. ** DONE ** 
  
-  *  Swinburne archive of correlated VLBI data to be moved to ATNF & Curtin at end of all Swinburne correlation (Steven/Claire) - update 28/01/09 - Swinburne correlation complete.  Claire transferring data to Curtin.  Will tidy up before sending on to ATNF.  Claire to advise ATNF on archive size. 11/2/09 - in progress.+  *  Swinburne archive of correlated VLBI data to be moved to ATNF & Curtin at end of all Swinburne correlation (Steven/Claire) - update 28/01/09 - Swinburne correlation complete.  Claire transferring data to Curtin.  Will tidy up before sending on to ATNF.  Claire to advise ATNF on archive size. 11/2/09 - in progress. 21/5/09: All data in archive. Will check and make available to ATNF.
  
-  *  Options for disks and data transport: +  *   Separating XRAID disk pools. All SWIN disks to be returned to Swinburne. Curtin has already done so. ATCA and Hobart ready to ship. (21/5/09). ** COMPLETED. 3/6/09 ** 
-    *  Buying excess disks from Swinburne VLBI pool and/or Mk5 disks. (Tasso/Steven) - update 28/01/09 - Tasso and Steven still discussing. ** Changed to separating disk pools. All SWIN disks to be returned to Swinburne. ** +  
-    *  Initiate discussion on next generation VLBI systems and disks (Mk5b/Mk5c/of-the-selffor the March LBA meeting(Tasso/Steven) - update 28/01/09 - to be added to agenda for March meeting.  UTas to be debriefed and kept in loop with meeting outcomes. ** DONE ** +  *  Provide additional advice to PIs on scheduling the ATCA to keep it phased up at 8 GHz and above (Tasso) - update 28/01/09 - Richard to have input regards polarisation properties. 11/2/09 - to be tested with observations in next session. Richard provided reportTo be disseminated to community. (21/5/09) 
- +    *  ** New CABB systems may need experimentation to check best strategy and implementation for phasing the array. (Phil/Chris/Tasso)**
-  *  Provide additional advice to PIs on scheduling the ATCA to keep it phased up at 8 GHz and above (Tasso) - update 28/01/09 - Richard to have input regards polarisation properties. 11/2/09 - to be tested with observations in next session. Continuing.+
  
   *  List on the Wiki available bands/polarisations at each LBA antenna. Also update "standard bands" (from S2) and define "standard" bands for wide-band recording. (Cormac/Tasso). 11/2/09 - initial progress within SCHED. Will be further followed up.   *  List on the Wiki available bands/polarisations at each LBA antenna. Also update "standard bands" (from S2) and define "standard" bands for wide-band recording. (Cormac/Tasso). 11/2/09 - initial progress within SCHED. Will be further followed up.
  
-  *  Curtin Cluster at Narrabri: we would like to get the cluster up once the network is installedAction on Tasso and Shaun to get the networking going as soon as possible (Tasso/Shaun) - update 28/01/09 - Gear ordered and arrived.  Work to be done in next ~3 weeks Jamie at Narrabri maybe get involved.+  *  Curtin Cluster at Narrabri: Networking done on 21/5/09Will be configured and brought to operation (Chris/Shaun/Jamie) 
 +    *  ** 36 TB store on cluster may need configuringSteven will initiate contact with IVEC expert**
  
  
 +  *  ARCS transfers. 
 +    *  ** Prepare checklist for procedures for next session. (Claire)**
 +    *  ** Get observers to update disk usage on wiki (all) **
 +    *  ** Determine contact persons at telescopes for disk changes (Phil) ** ** DONE! (Jamie at Narrabri; Ettore at Parkes) **
 +    *  ** Prepare for 2nd phase of implementation of transfers, to include Hobart, Tid (via Canberra ARCS node) and Ceduna (via Adelaide ARCS node). Will need XRAIDs at ARCS nodes. To be explored with ARCS contacts (Steven).**
  
 +  *  ** Checklist for all LBA observations. (Tasso/Claire/Hayley) **
  
-NEXT OBSERVING SESSION+  *  ** Mk5 Disks. New units to be ordered for correlation in Curtin and/or Bonn. Steven and Tasso to coordinate.**
  
  
-  *  Observing support schedule for next session on the Wiki +  *  ** Proposal to always correlate LBA data with all 4 Stokes, unless PI objects. Richard to write short justification **
  
 +  *  ** Unified LBA monitoring and control, to include Ho & Cd. (Jamie/Tasso) **
  
-  *  Expedite ARCS support for data transfers (Steven/Cormac/Tasso/Chris)+NEXT OBSERVING SESSION
  
  
 +  *  Observing support for next session 
 +    *  ** Observers organised for ATNF antennas. Tasso to coordinate. **
 +    *  ** Disks to observatories. Plenty of disks at Curtin. Claire/Tasso to coordinate **
  
-OTHER 
  
 +OTHER
  
 +  *  ** VLBI ASKAP proposal from EoI. Draft to be circulated. (Steven) ** ** DONE **
  
 +  *  ** Collaborations with South America may be possible, to compensate for loss of Hart. TIGO (Chile), O'Higgins (Antarctica), Fortaleza (Brazil) & antenna in Peru. Tasso to investigate. **
  
 +  *  ** Next LBA ops/e-VLBI meeting next February, during IVS week in Hobart (8-12th). May be able to have LBA meeting Thu-Fri (11-12/02/2010). Tasso to explore and coordinate. **
  
  
-  *  Next telecon: Wed 20 May, 2009, 2pm Sydney time (Tasso/Chris)+  *  Next telecon: Thu 11 June, 2009, 2pm Sydney time (Tasso/Chris/Cormac)
  
  
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