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Monitoring Observations on Parkes 64-m

Monitoring Observations on Parkes 64-m: Parkes Monitoring and Setup Instructions

Handover notes

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:

Data volume at beginning:

Katherine 12m:

Disk VSN:

Data volume at beginning:

Yarragadee 12m:

Disk VSN:

Data volume at beginning:

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.


Yarragadee 12m

Disk VSN: UAO-0016 | Data volume at beginning: 0.0 GB

  • 1700UT Experiment started okay (Lim).
2020/02/24 12:02 · Patrick Yates

Yarragadee 12m

Disk VSN: USN-0193/2000| Data volume at beginning: 1934.908GB

  • 1830UT Experiment started okay (Becca).
  • 2020.051.20:11:07 ALARM: Large difference between formatter and maser delays. Check for stability of new offset. 2020.051.20:11:09
    • WARNING: error ib -4 gpib device time-out on response c1 2020.051.20:11:11 DBBC pps_delay1 = 61950 2020.051.20:11:18 Alarm
  • 2020.051.20:40:02 ALARM: Large difference between formatter and maser delays. Check for stability of new offset.
  • Above error happens occasionally an clears itself (Lim)
2020/02/20 20:28 · Patrick Yates

Yarragadee 12m

Disk VSN: USN-0192| Data volume at beginning: 0 GB

  • 1830UT Experiment started okay (Katie).
2020/02/13 21:04 · Patrick Yates · 0 Comments

Hobart 26m

Disk VSN: HOB+0015 | Data volume at beginning: 2561.372 GB

  • 1730UT No communication to antenna (Lim)
  • 1814UT Antenna connection resumed. First scan started on 042-1814a (Lim).
    • There were too many “vdesk” running on newsmerd, all terminated by Jamie.
    • Run vdesk again and “drvon” for about 15 minutes until the connection comes back.
  • 1954UT fs crashed, scans 042-1957b to 042-2024 were probably missed as well (Lim).
  • 2022UT fs-auscope restarted, next scan is 042-2028 (Lim).
  • 2120UT Error: Cannot get monitor info from antenna (8020003); #antcn#Network I/O Timeout occurred on write
  • 2153UT DrivePC (sys26m) and Hobart machine rebooted, that sort of cleared the problem, which was a result of power failure. Next scan 042-2159 . Missed scans: 042-2119 to 042-2157 (Lim).
  • 0812UT - There seemed to be a power failure. Tried restarting the FS and running the schedule however that showed up The allocating memory for antenna monitoring error. Rebooted the drivepc by using the command “rem_reboot -r rakbus sys26m” on observer@newsmerd. The RA/Dec/time values which were static earlier, now started changing (as seen on rack 1 through the camera). Did “source=disable” on the FS to resume the schedule. Scans 043-0811 to 043-0844 affected (Prad).
  • 0910UT - Drives weren't ready on time for the last few scans. “drvon” on vdesk a few times seemed to have done the trick. Left drive (on) delay causing the problem? Scans 043-0848b to 043-0908 likely to have been affected (Prad).

Yarragadee 12m

Disk VSN: HOB+0033 | Data volume at beginning: 1875.572 GB

  • 1730UT Experiment started okay (Lim).
2020/02/11 17:31 · Pradyumna Kiran Kummamuru

Yarragadee 12m

Disk VSN: HOB +0033 | Data volume at beginning: 0.449 GB

  • 1700UT - Experiment started OK (mas)
  • 0000UT - VNC connection to maseryg down (Patrick)
2020/02/10 16:41 · Pradyumna Kiran Kummamuru

Yarragadee 12m

Disk VSN: HOB +0021 | Data volume at beginning: 2204.994 GB

1830UT Experiment started OK (mas)

2020/02/06 21:42 · Pradyumna Kiran Kummamuru
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