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Please enter any significant events related to the AuScope VLBI project, including observations, configuration changes, hardware upgrades etc.
The S/X was replaced on Hb12 on 13/11/15. Initial tests with Y-factor tests indicate good X-band Tsys (~78 K) but fairly poor S-band Tsys (95-105 K). Pointing data was collected over the weekend and a new pointing model was generated (2015.317) but the corrections are small.
A new version of the IFBox server has been written and installed at Hb, Ke and Yg. It should be more robust than the previous version and reduce the number of spurious “odd response from the pic” messages. The new software is /usr2/AuscopeUtils/monitoring/PIC_interfaces/Monica.IFBox.Sep2015.py - the /etc/init.d/Monica.IFBox scripts have been updated to use this from now on.
The list of NTP servers has been updated on the field system and Mk5 computers. All have had the following servers added:
0.pool.ntp.org 1.pool.ntp.org 2.pool.ntp.org 3.pool.ntp.org
su vi /etc/ntp.conf (added the listed servers) /etc/init.d/ntp restart
The log monitor has had a major update. New features:
If you experience any problems with the new version, the old one can be used by typing pcfs_log_monitor_old.pl at the ops2 prompt.
The log monitor now knows about the 26m by default and will ring a local alarm if run from ops1hb.
The log monitor also shows the recorder status and scan name. Recorder status is obtained by noticing the disk_record command. It doesn't actually know for sure if the Mark5 is running but just reports what the recorder should be doing, so always check dimino and the cameras to be absolutely sure!