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VLBI teleconference, 21 May 2009

12.00 Perth, 14.00 Eastern, 16.00 New Zealand


Vic:03 9545 8222
NSW:02 9490 8022
ACT:02 6276 6622
Qld:07 3214 2311
WA:08 6436 8844
SA:08 8273 8122
NT:08 8944 8488
Tas:03 6232 5188

Meeting ID: 4253

Chair: Tasso Tzioumis


Tingay, Moin, C. Hotan, A. Hotan (Curtin); Tzioumis, Phillips (ATNF Marsfield); Ellingsen (Hobart); Stevens, Edwards (ATNF Narrabri); Rioja, Dodson (UWA); Gulyav, Nanush (NZ); Horiuchi (Tid); Titov (Canberra)

Apologies: C. Reynolds, Bignall


  • Reports
    • GMRT-Mopra test observation
    • ToO proposals.
  • Update on ASKAP VLBI EoI (Tingay)
    • Actions?
  • Data from TIGO, O'Higgins (USB disks)
    • 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)
  • AuScope Update (Lovell)
  • Observations next semester
    • General issues (Tzioumis/Phillips/Edwards)
    • Support (Tzioumis)
    • Disks (Claire)
    • Transfers (Claire/Hayley/Chris)
  • AOB

Actions arising

(new items in blue)


  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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 report. To be disseminate to community. (21/5/09)
    • New CABB systems may need experimentation to check best strategy and implementation for phasing the array. (Phi/Chris/Tasso)
  • 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: Networking done on 21/5/09. Will be configured and brought to operation (Chris/Shaun/Jamie)
    • 36 TB store on cluster may need configuring. Steven will initiate contact with IVEC expert.


  • Observing support for next session


  • Next telecon: Wed 10 or 17 June ??, 2009, 2pm Sydney time (Tasso/Chris)
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