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operations:aust14_system_check [2014/09/04 13:44]
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operations:aust14_system_check [2014/09/04 14:06] (current)
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 ====== System checks ====== ====== System checks ======
  
- +Firstly, check the schedule summary ​out and find out which is the first scan to finish after the start of the check period (check times for each antenna are given in the table [[operations:​documentation_austral15day_overview#​system_checks|on this page]]). The idea is to stop the schedule while no data are being recorded. For example, if the check time is 19:00 UT, then in the schedule below, it could be halted after 19:05:45 UT but before 19:07:43 UT:
-Firstly, check the schedule summary ​printout ​and find out which is the first scan to finish after the start of the check period (check times for each antenna are given [[operations:​documentation_ops2_cont14|on this page]]). The idea is to stop the schedule while no data are being recorded. For example, if the check time is 19:00 UT, then in the schedule below, it could be halted after 19:05:45 UT but before 19:07:43 UT:+
  
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-  * Now, wait for the scan gap and look for a ''​disk_record=off''​ in the log to confirm that the command to stop recording has been sent, and then type: <​code>​halt</​code>​ +  * Wait for the scan gap and look for a ''​disk_record=off''​ in the log to confirm that the command to stop recording has been sent, and then type: <​code>​halt</​code>​ 
-  * wait about 10 sec and verify that the recording has stopped with a <​code>​mk5=dot?</​code>​ command. Look for ''​FHG=off''​ in the response. If you see ''​FHG=on''​ then the Mark5 is recording and you should stop it with a <​code>​disk_record=off</​code>​. Repeat this step if necessary.+  * Wait about 10 sec and verify that the recording has stopped with a <​code>​mk5=dot?</​code>​ command. Look for ''​FHG=off''​ in the response. If you see ''​FHG=on''​ then the Mark5 is recording and you should stop it with a <​code>​disk_record=off</​code>​. Repeat this step if necessary.
   * Now make a note in the log that the schedule is being stopped for system checks. e.g. <​code>"​Halting schedule for system checks</​code>​   * Now make a note in the log that the schedule is being stopped for system checks. e.g. <​code>"​Halting schedule for system checks</​code>​
-  * If this System Check period is [[operations:​documentation_cont14_timetable|one allocated for a Module Swap]], do it next in coordination with the local person on-site:+  * If this System Check period is [[operations:​documentation_austral15day_overview#​system_checks|one allocated for a Module Swap]], do it next in coordination with the local person on-site:
     * Follow the [[operations:​documentation_cont14_module_swap|CONT14 Module Swapping procedure]]     * Follow the [[operations:​documentation_cont14_module_swap|CONT14 Module Swapping procedure]]
-  * If not running already, [[operations:​documentation:​start_monica|Start MONICA]] and choose the pre-set ''​aust_check''​ profile from the GUI for the antenna. e.g. for hobart <​code>​Navigator -> hb -> aust_check</​code>​ This will plot antenna coordinates,​ tracking errors and motor currents against time. Note this step is for the 12m antennas only.+  * If not running already, [[operations:​documentation:​start_monica|Start MONICA]] and choose the pre-set ''​aust_check''​ profile from the GUI for the antenna. e.g. for hobart <​code>​Navigator -> hb -> aust_check</​code>​ This will plot antenna coordinates,​ tracking errors and motor currents against time.
  
 Note: need to start MONICA from the command line Note: need to start MONICA from the command line
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   - Lastly, export the data collected by MONICA from the MONICA GUI as follows:   - Lastly, export the data collected by MONICA from the MONICA GUI as follows:
     - Select "​Export -> ASCII Data"     - Select "​Export -> ASCII Data"
-    - When asked for a file name, give the current obs code and station name (e.g. c1405hb), the word "​check",​ and end with "​.txt"​. For example: <​code>​c1405hb_check.txt</​code>​+    - When asked for a file name, give the current obs code and station name (e.g. a1402hb), the word "​check",​ and end with "​.txt"​. For example: <​code>​a1402hb_check.txt</​code>​
     - Select "​Export -> PNG image"     - Select "​Export -> PNG image"
-    - As above but a "​.png"​ extension. e.g. <​code>​c1405hb_check.png</​code>​+    - As above but a "​.png"​ extension. e.g. <​code>​a1402hb_check.png</​code>​
  
  
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