Tech Staff Summary 5/21/01

Current Priorities in addition to routine tasks

Tower at Shelby is up. Still need one more yagi and one more dish. It is now 165 feet. It is also a critical link so we'll be adding battery and solar.
Steve has the mockup working end to end. Still needs to resolve issues with pipeline 50's.
Still need permissions on Edith, Mitch will rattle chains in Nashville like that will do any good.
No word yet from Falcon but won't be a problem.
The priority is to get the link to Marked Tree going.

ANSS Mitch is actively working on contacts for 12 new sites. At some point tech staff will get more involved. Installation is scheduled for July. All 12 must be operational by September 30.
Greg has a scheme based on COSMOS guide but with realistic amount of concrete.

Routine Maintenance
Tons of stuff to do that can't slide anymore. Jim knows what it is. Mitch will get waveform printouts of the node stations.

Bollwerk and Parker will assist with installation of LRAL near Tuscaloosa the last week of June.

EBZ/PWLA telemetry. Much improved. Now goes through Shelby Forest tower.
Will finish the link this week.

Mitch has installed new mondo disk on gollum and will move it to rnbworm to provide space needed to add MTTN stations and future DBB.
John is waiting on callback from cable company for Cumberland Gap.
John will call Steve to coordinate Athens alternatives. Need line of site with Star Mountain and some kind of continuous connection. Steve found out that Athens does have a nailed up ISDN with an ISP and is looking into options to at least get picks out to the world. Will require a normal node in Athens and removing the two BSD boxes.
These are John's goals for this field season (wagers on whether he gets it all done?):
Routine Maintenance
Finish building shop
Clean out our stuff at CEH
Repair GFM
Repair TRYN
Repair RBNC
Repair PLVA
Make Adjustments at BRBC
Determine if High Peak needs to be used after tweaking transmitters and antennas, if so, re-occupy High Peak
Install helicorder at Lenoir Rhyne College
Assemble and align Panda II boxes
Install CMGA
Redo GMG
Install BRDT
Install MRTN
Install CPRT
Install fgtn
Install GCVA
Permission and Install ??KY
Permission (in works) and install CCRT
Finish installing sensor at NC A&T
Permission and install station at Wayah Bald NC (WYNC)
Remove batteries and box at WSSR
Rebuild catwalk and railings at ETT
Repair/Relocate RICH
Repair SMNC (Requires the use of a spectrum analyzer and then getting rid of the interference)
Install station for Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)

Will keep pluggin away as time permits.

I-40 Bridge

Second tier priorities

Some stations on analog backbone gain-ranged during the Conway event and aren't supposed too. Mitch will figure out which ones and give list to Greg.

Marion, LA
New CMG40T site

Need to test and calibrate 15 units on CERI campus before summer
Then inventory P/PII on South Campus
Then cannabalize whatever is necessary from P/PII to get 15 stations going by end of summer
Then cannabalize whatever is left to get as many others operational as possible
RAMPS shakedown forced initial assessment and it ain't looking good.

Need to verify that software works.
Downloads on Shelby Forest.
Power Supply for Fort Pillow.

Hell of a way to run a shake down.
Equipment worked very well, thanks Greg.

War Room
Jim installed the map mosaic and it is way cool.
Mitch will produce a station map for the ANSS-MA region
Chris will install the white board
Greg acquired raised relief maps and will replace the nasty old map.
Still need to get the laminate over the map mosaic.

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).
Greg has added channel to monitor gps clock. Need an ew module that monitors and complains.

Backburner priorities.

Board Shop
A few details yet to finish.
At least for this month, we allegedly don't need a shower.

Station book. Steve installed earthworm v5. Word is, the schema changed again but this shouldn't prevent us from populating with meta data.

Status channels. Currently supplied on last 8 channels. Need a module to process.

LNXT node These stations are on indefinite hold until we see how the fit with pending ANSS plans.
permit/install L7 and L8

MKTA node These stations are on indefinite hold until we see how the fit with pending ANSS plans.
permit/install remaining 3 ISIS.

NMAD node