Thursday, 9 am MT, 11 am ET, 02 July 2020


NRAO Zoom 05


  • 20B
    • VLBA in Active Triggered/Large Pages (Mark C.)
  • 21A
    • Call for Proposals (Dana)
    • PST CfP Ticket Status (Rick, Lorant)
    • EGS SRP (Dana)
    • SRP Recruitment (Mark C., Amy)
  • AOB


Attending: DanaBalser, GarethHunt, EmmanuelMomjian, ToneyMinter, AnandCrossley, HeidiMedlin, AmyMioduszewski, LorantSjouwerman, MarkClaussen, BarryClark, RickLively, DaleFrail

  • 20B
    • VLBA in Active Triggered/Large Pages. EmmanuelMomjian reported that there was a request for access to an old VLBA Large proposal page. MarkClaussen reported that these were probably on some LBO page but were never transfered back to the NRAO pages. We agreed that the Active Triggered proposal page should only include active proposals (hence the name), but that the Large proposal page should include past proposals. Also, these pages should include the VLA and VLBA. HeidiMedlin reported that she does delete VLA Triggered proposals that are no longer active. MarkClaussen will work to add the appropriate VLBA proposals and communicate with WalterBrisken about possibly mining old LBO pages.
  • 21A
    • Call for Proposals. DanaBalser reported that we have converged on the NRAO CfP PDF text after some issues with the hypertext links. The plan is for RickLively to release the PST, GOST, and ECT to production early on Monday (6 July 2020). LorantSjouwerman will update the link to GOST. DanaBalser will confirm that the tools are working and then email ToneyMinter and DavisMurphy that we are ready to send the eNews articles. DanaBalser will add to the calendar that we need to update the go links for the VLBA (also on the Tips page) for the 21B CfP; this requires we have the 21B CfP template created one month before the CfP text is finalized.
    • PST CfP Ticket Status. We discussed the following items:
      • SSA-6139 Edit Button on General Page missing: MarkClaussen reported that he needs this to fix a current 21A proposal but can wait until next week.
      • SSA-6266 Redo Station Selection for GMVA: DanaBalser reported that he has tested this item and it should be ready to go.
      • GOST: LorantSjouwerman said that he needs to check GOST out.
      • ECT: RickLively reported that the ECT is released on webtest and needs to be tested.
      • !CfP Date: RickLively reported that he needs to update the CfP date; this is used to gray out old proposals.
    • EGS SRP. DanaBalser reported that the EGS SRP chair will not be available from 7-17 July. Since the plan is to release proposals for review on 7 July he will not have time to assign reviewers. We agreed to try to release propsoals for review one day earlier. BarryClark and AmyMioduszewski agreed to help vetting the science categories.
    • SRP Recruitment. MarkClaussen reported that three vacancies remain (1 EGS, 1 AGN, and 1 PCO). Invitation are out on all three. AmyMioduszewski noted that she has a response for PCO but no confirmation yet. DaleFrail inquired about child care issues. AmyMioduszewski said there have been two comments about this but most people were just busy. MarkClaussen reported that he has not had many rejections this semester. Both have used the volunteer list.
  • AOB
    • User Committee Report: DaleFrail reported that there was one item about fluctuations for the GBT on one of the pressure-like plots. DanaBalser will add this to the agenda next week.
    • VLA Metrics: We discussed a new plot that AnandCrossley produced showing the VLA observing hours per month per receiver band. Overall this looked reasonable. Some questions and suggestions:
      • Has the X-band pointing been removed (LS)? Yes, the observed targets were used, but there are some historical issues with the dummy scans which are now vfixed (HM).
      • Does this include test programs (LS)? No, these should mostly be filtered out but we should confirm (AC).
      • Use less smoothing to see the configuration changes (BC).
      • Plot by configuration (GH).
      • Might be better to weight the bands by overhead (BC). We can provide these but the guidelines have recently changed (HM).

-- DanaBalser - 2020-06-30

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