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ATCA Release notes for 2014APR

CABB modes: The 2014APR semester will commence with the "standard" CABB 1MHz continuum mode available, and with up to 16 zoom bands per IF available in the 1M-0.5k mode. The 64MHz CABB mode provides 32 channels of 64MHz bandwidth, and with up to 16 zoom bands (each having 2048 channels across it) in each IF. There is also a hybrid mode, with 2048 x 1MHz channels in IF1 (and no zooms) and 32 x 64MHz channels in IF2 (with zooms). CABB mode changes are mostly routine, except for changes to the 1MHz zoom mode, 64 MHz zoom mode, and hybrid mode, which require approximately one hour: this mode change is done by local staff or suitably trained others. In the graphical version of the schedule the requested CABB mode is shown in the top right corner of each block. The mode "1M*" designates those proposals which requested a different mode (usually the 64MHz mode) but without justification, and so they have been allocated the 1MHz (no zooms) mode.

Millimetre Swap Projects: In a number of cases, a 3mm or 7mm project has been partnered with a cm project scheduled a day or two later so that the two can be swapped in the event of poor weather for the mm program. See the Swap notes page for more details.

NAPA Proposals: A number of NAPA (Non A Priori Assignable) proposals have been submitted for ATCA in 2014APR. If triggered, a NAPA proposal may displace a proposal with a lower grade: see the linked page for more details.

Daylight Saving: Daylight saving in New South Wales ends at 3:00am (AEDT) on the first Sunday in April, April 6th 2014, when clocks will be put back one hour. During the daylight saving period, local "clock time" is one hour ahead of AEST, so 7am AEST is 8am daylight saving time. Daylight saving in New South Wales starts again on the first Sunday in October, Oct 5th 2014, when clocks will be put forward one hour.

Public Holidays: Friday April 18th is the Easter Good Friday public holiday. Monday April 21st is the Easter Monday public holiday. Friday April 25th is the ANZAC Day public holiday. Monday June 9th is the Queen's Birthday public holiday in NSW.

Version history: Version 1 of the schedule was released on 2014 March 3. Version 2 of the schedule was released on 2014 March 14.

Generated: Phil Edwards (14-mar-2014)