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 +====== ​ VLBI teleconference,​ Friday 08 November 2013 ======
 +=====  02:30 UT  - 10:30 Perth, 13:30 AEST, 15:30 New Zealand ​ =====
  
 +Phone:
 +
 +| 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: 9690
 +
 +Chair: Tasso Tzioumis
 +
 +Attendance: Cormac Reynolds (Curtin); Tasso Tzioumis, Chris Phillips, Phil Edwards, ​ Jamie Stevens (CASS); Shinji Horiuchi (ATDSCC); Jamie McCallum, Brett Reid, Simon Ellingsen (UTas); ​ Oleg Titov(GA)
 +
 +
 +Apologies: Ioannis Gonidakis
 +
 +**Agenda**
 +
 +
 +  *  Next LBA session 18-26 November 2013
 +    *  Block schedule
 +    *  Detailed schedules
 +    *  Telescope availability/​issues
 +      *  ATNF
 +      *  UTAS & AuScope
 +      *  WW
 +      *  South Africa
 +    *  People availability
 +    *  SOC remote observing
 +      *  ATNF
 +      *  UTas
 +      *  NZ
 +    *  Monitoring
 +    *  Disks
 +    *  Correlator
 +    *  Real-time fringe tests
 +
 +    *  Tests
 +      *  Xcube testing
 +      *  KVN tests?
 +      *  Other testing
 +
 +  *  Upcoming RadioAstron observations ?
 +
 +  *  Future LBA session(s)
 +    *  Feb-March 2014
 +
 +  *  Korea VLBI technical meeting 10-12 Oct 2013
 +    *  Reports and Actions arising
 +
 +  *  DiFX technical meeting 14-18 Oct, Korea
 +    *  Reports and Actions arising
 +
 +  *  e-VLBI developments/​demos
 +
 +  *  Future plans: LBA wide-banding?​
 +    *  Xcube tests
 +    *  telescope issues
 +    *  correlator issues
 +    *  e-VLBI
 +
 +  *  Next Ops meeting - 11-12 February 2014
 +    *  Organising
 +    *  Program
 +
 +  *  Organise scientific meeting in Northern Territory in 2014?
 +
 +  *  Review of  [[lbaops:​telecon2013aug27 | Actions from  meeting on 27 August 2013]]
 +
 +  *  AOB
 +
 +
 +**Actions arising**
 +
 +CARRIED FORWARD/​UPDATED/​CONTINUING
 +
 +  *  LBA data archive consolidation and copy at CASS. (CASS, Curtin)
 +    *  LBA data archive. Need ATNF disk space (Chris,​Tasso,​ Shaun) ** Continuing **
 +
 +  *  ATCA phasing. Check performance and implementation (Jamie S, Richard)** Updated **
 +    *  Definitely need >200 mJy calibrators. Stress in documentation. (ATNF)
 +    *  Ask PIs to nominate phase-cals and check fluxes BEFORE scheduled observations (Phil, Jasmie S)
 +    *  Extract phasecals from Vex files and check at ATCA before run (Chris, Jamie S.)
 +
 +  *  ATCA Tsys via CABB (CASS) ** Updated **
 +    *  Consult with Carrad and Sault about Tsys implementation on the CABB (Tasso) ​
 +
 +  *  Observer training and remote observing (Tasso) ** Continuing **
 +
 +  *  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 at annual Ops meeting. (Cormac)
 +
 +  *  Pawsey centre access for VLBI and eVLBI (Chris, Cormac) ** Continuing **
 +
 +  *  Linear to Circular polarisation conversion. (Chris, Richard, Cormac) ** Continuing **
 +
 +  *  Monitoring "​check-list"​ for ATNF telescopes (Chris, Jamie S) ** Continuing **
 +
 +  *  For ATCA include in Wiki log: ref ant, pad, tied-array. Default ant03 on W104. (Jamie S, ALL observers)
 +
 +  *  Implement "​intents"​ keyword from Vex schedule into ATNF schedules for auto-phasing (Jamie, Chris) ** Continuing **
 +
 +  *  Curtin Xcube testing. Unit install at ASKAP. (Chris, Cormac, Tasso) ** Continuing **
 +
 +  *  Onsource info from ATCA. Fix cgi scripts (Chris) ** Continuing **
 +
 +  *  DA role during LBA sessions (Phil, Tasso, Jamie S)
 +
 +  *  Procedures for raising Ho observers on Skype. Telephone? (UTas)
 +    *  Implement lists on Skype and/or Wiki for observers(ATNF)
 +
 +  *  Get Ww FS log comments onto Wiki. Use UTas "​floggit"​ script and automate? (Stuart, Chris, Jamie M.)
 +
 +  *  Need VSIC remote switch for Tid to avoid cable problems. ​
 +    *  Cables needed from ATNF (Chris, Jamie S.)
 +
 +  *  Fix recmon to track correct experiment name, especially due complex recordings for Ellingsen (Chris, Jamie S)
 +
 +  *  List Mk5 rtfc times for each observation from schedules (Cormac, Chris)
 +
 +  *  Arrange support for spacecraft observations on 29 Dec. (ATNF)
 +
 +NEW ACTION ITEMS
 +
 +  *  Check disk packs at narrabri and whether more are needed for emergency disk usage (Jamie S, Chris)
 +
 +  *  Check Mp at 22 and 32 GHz for coherence and fringes (Chris, Jamie S, Tasso, Phil)
 +    *  Need Mp visit to setup K-band
 +    *  Check re moisture in mm-Rx window.
 +
 +  *  Encourage and train PIs and CoIs for VLBI observing (Tasso)
 +
 +  *  RadioAstron schedules and check setups (Chris)
 +
 +  *  Mk5C test with Tid (Chris, Shinji)
 +
 +  *  Use new numbers for ATCA (4077 for DA; 4078 for Observer)
 +
 +
 +STANDING ACTION ITEMS
 +
 +  *  Plan for replacements of old LBA DAS and some failing recorders.
 +    *  Plans to replace at each station (UTas, CASS)
 +
 +  *  Next LBA Ops meeting 11-12 Feb 2014 at Curtin.
 +    *  Draft block program and speakers before Xams (Tasso)
 +    *  Book hotels early. List on Wiki. (ALL)
 +
 +  *  Prepare for Feb-March 2014 runs around VSOP sessions. 2-3 days every 9 days. 4 runs (21/2, 2/3, 10/3, 17/3)  - ALL
 +
 +  *  VLBI science meeting in 2014 at Darwin/​Katherine ​
 +    *  Setup LOC, SOC (Tasso, Jim)
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +Next meeting: TBD. After LBA session.
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