Overall status: C configuration OST-driven science observing; ongoing testing for 3-bit, switched power, etc. Brent Carlson visiting (focused on WIDAR connectivity and robustness). Planned power outage at the end of the week (starting 0700 Friday through Saturday as needed). Wiki madness - staff wiki to public wiki migration - will send out updated link.
05 Nov: New Mexico Symposium
Dec 2010: Call for Proposals for February 2011 Call (first for new semester based system; tentative)
Phased array testing (Adam/Joe) very successful (See: https://bugs.nrao.edu/browse/ECSV-100). Brent visiting. Plans for this week: switched power testing; CRM time; 3-bit follow-up; EA15's sampler brought back to the labs.
Time averaging test data taken last night (after solving OPT issue).
Notes: MCAF update made last Wednesday (no known issues); OPT 1.06 on webtest; meeting today to discuss testing. PST handling preparation for next cycle.
CASA Update (new functionality available/issues/enhancements):Release delayed for some performance enhancement issues.
AIPS Update (new functionality available/issues/enhancements): Ongoing work with switched power. Able to edit tables and plot Tsys or Tcal. Added to SNEDT - can flag based on uvdata (to get rid of off-source data). TSMO provides clipping and smoothing. SPLIT now handles sources with multiple calcodes. FGPLOT can handle any # of baselines. FRING does RL delay, can ask to fit 1st half of IFs together (AC vs BD fit); seems to help.
SDM Update: Updated document. Links.
Observing recommendations update (Ops)
Notes:Testing this week (in particular to relax the C->X reference pointing and potentially the OSRO dummy scans).
Spectral Line: Momjian: Zeeman test follow-upHigh frequency/low frequency results.
10B-104: Kellerman/Kimble: First results: fair amount of interference seen. Surprised to see bandpass variations over a single subband (stability was noted as the key); more later.
AL746: Leroy: First results: problems on a subset of antennas; still being looked at.
10B-209: Hallinan: First results - not this week.
Satoko: Also saw lots of flagged data; will send report to be rolled in.
Urvashi seeing missing subbands; will report.
AC982: Seeing delay jitter on EA08 on all IFs, subbands, etc (from August); note for C-band observations, the inclusion of the interim Rxs complicated the reduction (in a non-closing way); flagging these antennas is needed.