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VLBI teleconference, Thursday 29 November 2012

02:30 UT - 10:30 Perth, 13:30 Eastern Summer Time, 15:30 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: 5345

Chair: Tasso Tzioumis

Attendance: Cormac Reynolds, Hayley Bignall (Curtin); Tasso Tzioumis, Chris Phillips, Phil Edwards, Giannis Gonidakis (CASS Marsfield); Jamie Stevens (CASS Narrabri); Brett Reid, Jamie McCallum, Simon Ellingsen, Jim Lovell (UTas); Richard Dodson (UWA)



  • Debrief from 9-16 November 2012 LBA session
    • Station reports
      • L-band Cd observing
    • Fringe checking
    • Correlator report
    • Any other issues
  • Planning for next VLBI session(s)
    • 14-21 March 2013 LBA session
      • ASKAP support
      • AuScope participation
      • NZ participation?
      • Any other issues
  • Upcoming RadioAstron observations
  • ATCA/Mopra/Tid 32GHz test observations?
  • NTFN tests 18-22 Feb. + March session.
  • Wiki logs
  • Data transfers.
  • News and Reports from observatories & correlator(s)
    • NZ
  • e-VLBI developments/demos
  • Future plans: LBA wide-banding?
    • telescope issues
    • correlator issues
    • e-VLBI
  • RadioAstron KSP meeting Bonn, Dec 3-4, 2012
  • Next LBA operations/technical/eVLBI meeting. Hobart 12-13 February 2013??
  • AOB

Actions arising


  • LBA data archive consolidation and copy at CASS. (CASS, Curtin)
    • LBA data archive. Need ATNF disk space (Tasso, Shaun)
  • ATCA phasing. Check performance and implementation (Jamie S, Richard)
    • Check last session perfomance and report (Jamie, Richard, Chris)
  • ATCA Tsys via CABB (CASS)
    • Tsys at ATCA still not available in CABB. Discuss with WEW (Jamie S)
    • New hybrid mode? (CASS)
  • Observer training and remote observing (Tasso)
  • More Rx at ASKAP for VLBI. Methanol? (Tasso)
  • Wiki logs (All)
    • Annual “best” wiki-log competition. To be judged by correlator. (Tasso)
  • Schedule more 32 GHz tests with ATCA? (Phil)
  • Tests for 22 and 43 GHz VLBI with KVN (Richard, Jamie S)
  • NSW firewall issues. Test with eVLBI (Chris)
  • TIGO data e-transfers slow. Contact Hayo? (Tasso)
  • NEXPReS BoD tests and demo would need time next semester (Tasso, Phil)
    • Distributed correlation with Curtin (Cormac, Chris)
    • BoD test (Chris, Tasso)
    • COMBINE the 2 tests? (Tasso)
  • Pawsey centre access for VLBI and eVLBI (Chris, Cormac)
  • CABB should produce upper-sideband to avoid DiFX issues (Chris, Tim)


  • Linear to Circular polarisation conversion. Most immediate for ASKAP data. (Chris, Richard, Cormac)
    • Software changes in branch of trunk in DiFX (Chris)
  • More tests of Cd H-maser after contact cleaning (Jamie M)
  • Update procedures for polarisation changing at L-band in Ho (Jamie M.)
  • New ATCA hybrid config not working in L-band. Needs WEW fix (Jamie S)
  • Enable alarms in Recmon during observing (All)
    • Provide instructions (Chris)
  • Monitoring “check-list” for ATNF telescopes (Chris, Jamie S)
  • Fringe checks complex. Need 2nd person for telescopes setups (ATNF)
    • Faster access to South Africa data (tsunami?) (Chris)
  • Grid-ftp on ATNF for data transfers (Chris, Cormac)
  • Xcube sampler testing (Chris)
  • ATCA Wiki logs with more info (Chris)
    • Perl script to pick-up info at ATCA. Link in wiki (Chris)
  • eVLBI development review? (All)


  • LBA ops/technical/e-VLBI annual meeting in Hobart 12-13 February (All)
    • Local arrangements and hotels on web (Simon)
    • Draft program and links and announcement (Tasso)

Next meeting: LBA annual meeting in Hobart 12-13 February

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