TIROS Site update
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The big news (which hopefully you have already heard) is the TLM-18 antenna is now moving in azimuth and elevation, thanks to the efforts of Dan Marlow and the Princeton team
- Work continues on the antenna cabling and upgrades to the antenna systems supporting Building 9116.
- The data equipment rack was installed in the 9162 furnace
room. A temporary copper network cable connects Buildings 9116
and 0162 for data.
- OMARC received donations of HP computers with dual monitors
to support operations in buildings 9116 and 9162.
- The dry air compressor to support the low-loss antenna feed lines is ready for use, along with the regulators and alarming for the backup nitrogen cylinders
- Additional HP servers using the Scientific Linux operating
system have been installed to support the TIROS site.
- Modeling and design of new feed horns continue.
- New steel scaffolding to access the feed horn on the TLM-18
has been acquired.
- Rack consoles and desks were acquired from the former AT&T Hawley Earth Station.
- The temporary overhead power cables supporting building 9162 have been replaced with a semi-permanent service fed from the TLM-18 pedestal.
- Our GPS disciplined rubidium site master clock is on line.
This photo shows the dish pointed west at about 45° Elevation. The N2MO station at InfoAge (Building 9116) is in the background:
Photo courtesy of Dan Marlow