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Please use this page to write up any notes on anything that needs to be passed on to the next observer or should go into the end of experiment message.

Notes should be placed below the horizontal line as a new blog entry.

Continuing problems should be copied to the Current Issues page.

**Template for Handover notes:**

Be sure to add any specific notes about the experiment if required, for example “Special back end configuration for x reason”. Put as much detail as you can - the more the better.

It is ESSENTIAL to put your name after EVERY entry. Copy and paste the template into the new handover notes

====== Experiment Name ======

**Hobart 12m**

Disk VSN: abc-123 | Data volume at beginning: 2.34 GB

   * 1300UT a comment from me (user)

**Katherine 12m**

Disk VSN: | Data volume at beginning:  GB


**Yarragadee 12m**

Disk VSN: | Data volume at beginning:  GB

   * 1300UT Experiment started okay (JMc).

Format for entering a comment It is important to stick to this formula - there is a good reason we need this information, so please include it!

Time stamp in UT * Comment * (Your Name)

For Example:

20:00UT: Wind stows, Missed scans 012-3456 to 012-3457 (Jim)

20:50UT: Mark5 lost connection, had to restart Mark5 and reconfigure DBBC, called Jamie on call to fix, missed scans 012-3456 to 012-4567 (Jim)

Again - as much detail as you can. It is important to remember that these notes will be sent to the correlator, so please make sure they make sense to others.


Hobart 12m

Disk VSN: flexbuffhb

  • 1800UT Experiment started okay (Lim)

Katherine 12m

Disk VSN: flexbuffke

  • 1806UT Experiment started 6 minutes late (Lim)
  • “TCP/IP connection closed” multiple times (Lim), a few scans might be shorter than the scheduled length.

Yarragadee 12m

Disk VSN: HOB+0116 | Data volume at beginning: 6.96TB

  • 1800UT Experiment started okay (Lim).
2021/03/03 18:33 · Lim Chin Chuan

Katherine 12m

Disk VSN: flexbuff

  • 2347UT no s band recorded before this time (wiki needs updating with new setup script), halted for reconfiguration of dbbc3ke. First good scan 061-2354 (Lim).

Yarragadee 12m

Disk VSN: HOB+0116

  • .0209 UT edited setupsx in procedure file, had been copied from aum018 (as per wiki) with wrong mode. Had inherited 16 channel from previous r1? Changed to 32. (warren)
2021/03/02 23:55 · Lim Chin Chuan

Yarragadee 12m

Disk VSN: JOD-0024/2000 | Data volume at beginning: 0 GB

  • 1700UT Experiment started ok (Prad)

Hobart 26m

Disk VSN: | Data volume at beginning: 0 GB

  • Antenna was stuck at limit. Warren drove out to fix telescope.
  • Experiment started at 1732UT. Rx comm errors were appearing which were fixed.
2021/03/01 17:10 · Pradyumna Kiran Kummamuru

Yarragadee 12m

Disk VSN: BKG+0138/2000/1024 | Data volume at beginning: 0 GB

  • 1830UT Experiment started ok (Jay)
2021/02/25 18:19 · Jayender Kumar · 0 Comments

Hobart 26m

Disk VSN: MAT+004 | Data volume at beginning: 2102.4 GB

  • 1800UT Experiment started okay (Patrick).
  • 2255-0010 Windstow (JMc)
  • Tsys values seem high, IF power apparently low. Might be an issue with amplifier gains causing loss of sensitivity. Will investigate tomorrow (JMc)

Hobart 12m

Disk VSN: flexbuffhb

  • 1800UT Experiment started okay (Patrick).
  • ~2300-2328 Windstow. (JMc)
  • 0234 PCAL on. (JMc)
  • 2200 UT (after experiment) - Noted that sampler 3 is reporting poor statistics. Check the dbbc log!
  • ~1530 - Sampler 3 (X-band.X-pol) lost lock.

Katherine 12m

Disk VSN: flexbuffke

  • 1800UT Experiment started okay (Patrick).
  • 2300 UT - Samplers show poor statistics. Stopping to reconfigure (JMc)
  • 2312UT - Back on schedule (JMc)
  • NB - Sampler 2 statistics are “Bad”, but still getting good performance. Carrying on for now (JMc)
  • 0234 PCAL on. (JMc)
  • Sampler 3 intermittently reporting as “Bad”. Still seems ok, so not trying a reconfigure. Issue seems to be the correlation statistics near to 170E6, Will need to address this if values go below 165E6 (JMc).
  • Samplers lost lock ~1320 (JMc)

Yarragadee 12m

Disk VSN: MAT-0008 | Data volume at beginning: 0.06 GB

  • 1800UT Experiment started okay (Patrick).
  • 0315 - XLRappend Errors with mk5yg (JMc)
  • 0350 - Back on schedule with HAY-0055 (JMc).
2021/02/24 13:45 · Patrick Yates

Hobart 26m


  1. Experiment started late (1830 UT) due to unresponsive PCFS and antenna stuck. Warren had to go to Mt Pleasant to fix the antenna problem (mas)
  2. Missed the first 10 scans (mas)

Yarragadee 12m

Disk VSN: HART-015 | Data volume at beginning: 0 GB

  1. 1730UT Experiment started OK (mas)
2021/02/24 10:52 · Noor Md Said
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