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This is a slightly faster method to setup the telescopes using a variety of scripts developed by the observers and operations staff over the years. The procedure listed below hasn't undergone much testing and as a result should only be used if you are experienced in setting up the telescopes the old way.

Prepare the schedule file

  • To check the experiment code and the included stations, open up a terminal and type
    nobs -cp
  • Open up a terminal and type
    ssh observer@ops-serv2

    and then

  • Once the emacs sessions to the proc files are open, you will need to make sure the right IFs are selected. For R1, R4, AUSTRAL, CRF, CRDS, AUG, AUA and RDV experiments they should be:

    For APSG, OHIG, AOV and T2 experiments they should be:

  • These are the default IF power levels for the three DBBCs.
    Telescope    ifa    ifb    ifc    ifd 
    Hobart       40000  48000  32500  35000
    Katherine    42000  34000  32000  42000
    Yarragadee   25000  29000  35000  35000

Setting up the observing windows

  • Check that the appropriate software is running on the pcfs, timing, maser, and the DBBC computers.
    **Timing PC:** HMI ("UOT 12m Antenna-xxx"), Tac32Plus, and the AneMonitor.
    **PCFS:** field system 
    **DBBC:**DBBC2 Control DDC v104_2.exe
    **Maser** H-server, Standard VCH-1005A Manager  
  • Close the existing windows on the screen by opening up a terminal and typing

    and then manually closing any stragglers.

  • To open e-RemoteCtrl, Log Monitor, System Monitor, delaylive, and tsys monit3) enter
    windows hb ke yg

    omitting any telescopes not in use.

  • Next, enter

    to open browser windows to the VLBI webcams, Autocorrelation spectra, and Auscope Handover page.

  • You will need to login to each e-RemoteCtrl window, start recording the log, and open that log in the Log Monitor. In the case of e-RemoteCtrl not connecting, you can pipe the logfile to ops8 by opening a terminal (dont close this terminal window) and typing stream_log hb or any other station. You will need to redirect the log monitor to /tmp/hb.log to read the file and have alarms.

Configuring the telescopes

Following On

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