C96K3

PI: Rioja/Sanghera
Title: CAL - 1739+522

Session: Oct 1996 (session 3)
Frequency: 1.3 cm
Mode: A (dual polarisation)
Obs time (UT): 290 EU 10:00(16/10)-11:00(16/10)
Stations: EbJbNtOnSmMhSh
Processor: Bonn
EU Mk3 Tapes/St.: 1

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Onsala (John Conway at Wed Oct 16 12:52:29 EDT 1996) Success
No known problems. Only LCP receiver at this frequency

Noto (Corrado Trigilio at Thu Oct 17 06:33:33 EDT 1996) Success
No problems reported. Cloudy sky (80% coverage).

Effelsberg (Walter Alef at Fri Oct 18 10:28:51 EDT 1996) Minor failures
Forgot to switch phase-cal on for about 20 minutes. Has to be done via field system. Default was off not on!

Metsahovi (Kirsi Karlamaa, Ari Mujunen, Kaj Wiik at Sat Oct 19 08:48:35 EDT 1996) Minor failures
Weather was good, and everything seemed to go well, but... We discovered only later in logs that our formatter time jumped forwards continuously. It did not trigger any formatter internal synch error codes, though, so we expect it is simply a wrong time in formatter. We assume the jumps are integral number of exactly seconds, and that formatter 1pps synchronization has been retained all the time. Antenna tracking and recorder head positioner were okay.

Jodrell (Alastair Gunn at Thu Nov 7 05:55:29 EST 1996) Success
No known problems. Tape IRAM0021 shipped to Bonn on 21/10/96 via Woodcroft. Raining throughout experiment.