Tech Staff Summary 9/5/00

Current Priorities in addition to routine tasks

Portageville and the Prison site will be repaired again this week.
In both instances the modem picks up but nothing else responds.
Had discussion on extreme heat experienced by the receivers. While they are rated up to 80C, these temperatures will certainly shorten their lifespan. The PI should consider adding some efficient cooling mechanism in the spring.
Asked the PI to provide periodic status reports directly to Mitch and when tech time is needed, to provide details to Chris, and needs to Mitch. This is necessary to minimize schedule conflicts.
One month each of Chris and Jim per year has been budgeted (though not necessarily financed).
As time permits, Chris will accompany Bob on a continuing search for the hard rock site to the east.

All tower owners are cooperative, but agreements are slow in coming. Projected installation has been postponed until October.
The Frenchman's Bayou site will be undergoing renovation and may delay installation for a year. We will know for sure by the end of August. If necessary, Greg will proceed with plan be when we find out.
Greg and Steve are organizing mockup of the comlete WAN. This need not necessarily be done until September sometime
Mitch will make sure we have 2 laptops for the installation to check signal strengths.
Greg is delevoping a scheme for getting the data from the unnamed tower into the computer room without going through the CERI router in the long building.
Greg has bids for antenna installation.

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

Copper Ridge has a 20' soil cap; should we make it ISISII? Nope.
MTTN is scheduled for either the first or second week of October depending on Gregs schedule. Mitch will contact Hussey for the 3 week notice.
Mitch is working on insurance claim.
Mitch is still waiting to hear from Shedlock before determining target location for the CMG-3.
Knoxville/TVA node is still slated for September. Mitch is working with Williams and Munsey.
LRNC has extremely poor telemetry and marginal internet bandwidth. Parker has radios for reactivation of High Peak as a repeater.
Lane is building a mux for it. Parker is waiting on the scope to align the xmitters. Given difficulties in getting ATHN continously, and personnel changes at EMA, we need to consider moving the node. Mitch will check into Cleveland State as a possible site.
MTTN will be installed with or without stations on the same trip as Knoxville
The Plan is to make a two team trip to east TN either the first or second week of October depending on Greg's schedule. The TVA node needs an ads2 and earthworm, Knoxville needs just a worm, and MTTN needs everything. Greg and either Mitch or Steve will do TVA/Knox while Jim and Chris assist John in whatever station installation he deems most appropriate. Then appropriate personnel will meet up at Morristown to bring it online.

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.

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.

Very nice facility. Goog job guys.
Still need to get the battery charging room going. Who's had their brown recluse shots?
Garage and expansion area reorganization is finishing up.
When permission is obtained to take over the former Parking office shed, will secure doors, install shelving, and get Buddy's crap out of the Field Deployment Lab.

Need to get the enet hub in house 2 on long term power backup.

OXF needs the tires kicked. One channel is pegged and needs a visit to recenter.

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

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

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).

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