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-======  VLBI teleconference, Monday 24 June 2013 ====== 
-=====  02:00 UT  - 10:00 Perth, 12:00 AEST, 14:00 New Zealand  ===== 
  
-Phone: 
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-| 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: 1886 
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-Chair: Tasso Tzioumis 
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-Attendance: Cormac Reynolds, Hayley Bignall (Curtin); Tasso Tzioumis, Chris Phillips, Phil Edwards, Yiannis Gonidakis, John Reynolds (CASS Marsfield); Jamie Stevens (CASS Narrabri); Jamie McCallum (UTas);  Richard Dodson (UWA) 
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-Apologies: Jonathan Quick (Hart) [Written report supplied] 
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-**Agenda** 
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-  *  Debrief from last LBA session 13-18 June 2013 
-    *  Reports from the telescopes 
-      *  ATNF 
-      *  UTas 
-      *  NZ 
-      *  Hart 
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-    *  Rtfc and correlation 
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-    *  ATCA phasing at 22 GHz 
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-    *  Tests 
-      *  With KVN 
-      *  NEXPRES & BoD 
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-    *  Any other issues 
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-  *  Upcoming observations 
-    *  14-19 August 2013 LBA session 
-      *  NTFN testing 
-    *   RadioAstron observations ? 
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-  *  Report from Radioastron RISC meeting. 
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-  *  Wiki logs 
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-  *  Data transfers. 
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-  *  e-VLBI developments/demos 
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-  *  Future plans: LBA wide-banding? 
-    *  Xcube tests 
-    *  telescope issues 
-    *  correlator issues 
-    *  e-VLBI 
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-  *  Organise scientific meeting in Northern Territory in 2014? 
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-  *  Review of  [[lbaops:telecon2013jun06 | Actions from  meeting on 06 June 2013]] 
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-  *  AOB 
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-**Actions arising** 
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-CARRIED FORWARD/UPDATED/CONTINUING 
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-  *  LBA data archive consolidation and copy at CASS. (CASS, Curtin) 
-    *  LBA data archive. Need ATNF disk space (Tasso, Shaun) ** Continuing ** 
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-  *  ATCA phasing. Check performance and implementation (Jamie S, Richard)** Updated ** 
-    *  Definitely need >200 mJy calibrators. Stress in documentation. (ATNF) 
-    *  Recommend strong calibrators >> 200 Mjy ~every hour (depends on weather) + possible weaker calibrators more often (ATNF) 
-    *  Ask PIs to nominate phase-cals and check fluxes BRFORE scheduled observations (Phil, Jasmie S) 
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-  *  ATCA Tsys via CABB (CASS) ** Updated ** 
-    *  Investigate implementation by Bob Sault (Tasso) 
-    *  Consult with Carrad and Sault about Tsys implementation on the CABB (Tasso)  
-    *  Check with WEW and test whether acal scale preserved when mode changed to VLBI (Jamie S) 
-    *  Review ATCA VLBI configs (Jamie S, Tasso) 
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-  *  Observer training and remote observing (Tasso) ** Continuing ** 
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-  *  Wiki logs (All) ** Continuing ** 
-    *  Log transfers quickly to FTP area and/or Wiki (ALL) ** Continuing ** 
-    *  Annual "best" wiki-log competition. To be judged by correlator. (Cormac) 
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-  *  Schedule more 32 GHz tests with ATCA? (Phil) ** Continuing ** 
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-  *  Pawsey centre access for VLBI and eVLBI (Chris, Cormac) ** Continuing ** 
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-  *  Linear to Circular polarisation conversion. (Chris, Richard, Cormac) ** Continuing ** 
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-  *  Monitoring "check-list" for ATNF telescopes (Chris, Jamie S) ** Continuing ** 
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-  *  Monica implementation at Ceduna (Jamie & Jamie) ** Continuing ** 
-  *  Remote access to Ceduna VNC via Hobart? (Tasso, Jamie M.) ** Continuing ** 
-    *  VNC within VNC ? (Jamie M, Tasso) 
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-  *  Remote access to Ww (Stuart, Tasso) ** Continuing ** 
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-  *  Simon Ellingsen complex schedules. Send frequency changes list to Ettore (Parkes) and Quick (Hart) for development of LO setups (Simon, Chris) ** Updated ** 
-    *  Rationalise Simon's schedules (Cormac, Simon, Chris) 
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-NEW ACTION ITEMS 
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-  *  DASPRO for Parkes needs updating to reflect Mars Rx changes (Chris) 
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-  *  NEXPReS BoD tests and demo would need time around June 2013 (Tasso, Phil) ** Updated ** 
-    *  BoD test. Scheduled for 27 June 2013(Chris, Tasso) 
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-  *  Check-list for ASKAP Rx changes. Especially 100 MHz reference for X-band. (Tasso, Suzy). 
-    *  Include on Wikim documentation (Tasso) 
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-  *  RTFC needs >0.5 hours for Mk5 and complex (e.g Simon's) setups (Phil) 
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-  *  Eliminate separate rtfc schedules except for special mosed (Cormac) 
-    *  include in main schedules for 1st hour 
-    *  Inform PIs of suitable fringe-finders from block-schedule (Cormac, Chris) 
-    *  List of 22 GHz calibrators for Hart (Chris) 
-    *  Ask Roopesh for calibrator update at 8 and 22 GHz (Chris) 
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-  *  X-raid disks failing e.g at Ceduna. Manage at correlator (Cormac, Hayley) 
-    *  Sent to correlator for replacement of disk (UTas) 
-    *  Curtin to keep stock of 750 GB disks (from failing set)  (Cormac) 
-    *  Curtin has stock of 500 GB spare disks. ATNF also has spares and can provide extras. 
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-  *  NZ slow transfer issues 
-    *  Possible cache size in Mk5 sofware. Email to Stuart, Chris, Cormac (Jamie M) 
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-  *  No phase-cal extraction from Mk5 in LBA corrlator. Inform Hart. (Tasso) 
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-  *  Include Hart 15m availability in LBA. Already in SCHED. 
-    *  Include in OPAL 
-    *  Supply web link 
-    *  On wiki documentation 
-    *  Inform Leonid Petrov 
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-  *  For ATCA include in Wiki log: ref ant, pad, tied-array. Default ant03 on W104. (Jamie S) 
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-  *  Develop LBA 64 MHz setups for X and K bands (Cormac) 
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-  *  For Tid, determine which antenna is scheduled in block-schedule and modify setup files (Cormac, Shinji, Phil) 
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-  *  Allow cdisko/server to select 1 x 64 MHz channel (Jamie S) 
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-  *  KVN test data to Richard Dodson (Chris) 
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-  *  Xcube developments by August session (Xcube, Tasso, Chris) 
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-STANDING ACTION ITEMS 
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-  *  VLBI science meeting in 2014 at Darwin (?) and setup LOC, SOC (Tasso) 
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-Next meeting: Early August 2013 
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