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This wiki is not maintained! Do not use this when setting up AuScope experiments!

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The Hobart26m uses the DBBC backend for these experiments rather than the mk5 rack. Unfortunately, the FS only supports controlling one “rack” at a time, so you need to edit configuration files and restart the FS to swap between the backends. There are some instructions included below.

  • DO NOT RUN SLOGIT! This script assumes that you are using the mark4 backend and will create an unusable proc file! Instead, run drudg directly. As oper@hobart
    1. cd /usr2/sched/
    2. scp oper@pcfshb:/usr2/sched/hob006.skd /usr2/sched/@@ - drudg hob006.skd - Check equipment with option 11 - it should be set to DBBC and Mark5B for the rack and recorder. - Return to the main menu and produce a proc file with 12' and snap file with 3
    3. Copy a previous experiments proc file across to current experiment (these are fairly heavily customised at the moment) with cp /usr2/proc/hob005ho.prc /usr2/proc/hob006ho.prc
  • On hobart, terminate the FS and then run the following commands:
    1. cp /usr2/control/mk5ad.mk5ho.ctl /usr2/control/mk5ad.ctl
    2. cp /usr2/control/equip.dbbc2.1gbps.ctl /usr2/control/equip.ctl
  • Restart the FS with fs and then check that the correct mark5 is selected with
    1. mk5=dot? - this should return a “normal” response, as for the AuScope antennas.
  • Load the hob006 procedure as per normal and make sure that there are no errors reported by the FS after running setupxx.
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