Sometimes, another IVS observation will follow from the one just finished. In this case, some of the setup procedure will need repeating. Specifically:
The checklist should now be visible. The items in the list are described below and can be ticked off as you go. If time is pressing, skip items like pointing checks, fringe checks etc.
Hopefully this was already done well ahead of time and won't need doing now:
Unlikely to need changing but worth a quick check:
Skip if time is pressing:
If the DBBC config is the same as the last experiment, nothing to do here. However, if there is a change required, these are the steps:
This should only be necessary if the recording mode is different. It will be necessary to confirm that data are being recorded to the correct bank and you should have received notes on this prior to the experiment from the on-call person.
If time permits (and can be safely skipped if the DBBC and Mark5 modes haven't changed):
Skip if there isn't enough time:
Only check pointing if there's time:
This is time consuming but worth doing if you have ~15 min to spare:
Be sure to note any items skipped due to short change-over time (or recently checked):
The usual startup procedure can now be done: Starting and Monitoring