Tech Staff Summary 10/17/00

Current Priorities in addition to routine tasks

GPS
Chris is working on problems at pigt, mair, and stle this and next week.
Will attempt to combine a week trip to middle TN for site search with upcoming ET trip.

DBB
Still need permissions on Edith and Library towers.
No word yet from Falcon.
Library will likely happen within next 45-60 days and we want to be ready to use their contracters to install and align.
Need to have at the very least MKTA, KOSE, and Richardson ready to align when Library is installed. Greg is working on subcontract for KOSE, LNXT, and NMAD.
Greg and Jim will get the final supplies needed.

Need to pull remaining hardware from Ash Flat. The site has been sold.

ET
MTTN hardware is installed
Memphis <-> TVA data flow is running.
Walnut Mountain and Avondale Springs are nearly complete.
John is working on Greentop permits to avoid the vandal prone fire tower.
John had the audicity to have a family and will be taking 10 weeks leave probably beginning in November.
We'll schedule another ET trip to finish up stations in progress.

Board Shop
Stays where it is. Need to patch holes in ceiling, add ventilation, yank non-functional shower, and install eye wash station.
This is becoming a high priority. We don't want to drag our feet but neither do we want to "burn" good field weather.

ISIS II
Will keep pluggin away as time permits.
Mitch still needs to complete the code to handle the gain channel. Subroutines are done and offline PII style is available. On the fly will need less robust than offline to avoid potentially large and time intensive buffering. (shall we start a pool on whether this ever gets done?)

RAMP
Still need to get the battery charging room going. Who's had their brown recluse shots?
Will refurbish the USGS shack so Buddy can remove his property.

Second tier priorities

War Room
Jim will install a map mosaic covering areas where CERI has hardware
Mitch will produce a station map for the ANSS-MA region
Chris will install the white board
Greg will either fix or hide the nasty old map
Jim will get some paint

PII
Cannabalize PI to make as much as PII operational.
Check with Arch or Jer-Ming for account numbers to buy supplies.
Not sure where the space exists to work on this.

EBZ/PWLA telemetry. Another repeater?

LNXT node Secure propane tank.
Secure racks.
replace coax jumpers
replace rg-58 unshielded jumpers

MKTA node

NMAD node

IRIG SOH.
Need to record the SOH channel from the gps clocks to know when sync is lost (they will continue to produce IRIGE based on internal clock).
Greg has added channel to monitor gps clock. Need an ew module that monitors and complains.

Greg is finishing up planning for the I-40 bridge instrumentation.

On the horizon is planning for the AR borehole project.

Backburner priorities.

Station book. Mitch and Steve will install earthworm v5 in June. This will include the full blown schema capable of creating seed.

Status channels. Currently supplied on last 8 channels.

LNXT node permit/install L7 and L8

MKTA node permit/install remaining 3 ISIS

NMAD node