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  • Martin A Flynn
    BCC to multiple IA lists, apologies if you receive more then one copy The big news (which hopefully you have already heard) is the TLM-18 antenna is now moving
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 31, 2014
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      BCC to multiple IA lists, apologies if you receive more then one copy

      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


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