10th IVS Technical Operations Workshop


MIT Haystack Observatory
5-9 May 2019


Class Sign-up Form


Class sign-up deadline is April 4th

Enter your name, exactly as entered for registration, then select the classes you would like to take. If you did not register, you will not be able to sign up for classes, and you need to contact Dirk Behrend.

You may re-submit this form to update your class selection, up until the deadline. Please spell your name exactly as on your original class selection so that the new information will replace the old.

Note: It may be decided that a class will not be given in the case that the overall interest for that class is too low.




Attendee Information


(Enter name exactly as registered)
First Name:
Last Name:


Please indicate your English language ability, to help us place you in appropriate classes.

I am comfortable with speaking and understanding English.
I have some difficulty with English, and teachers should speak slowly.
I would like special assistance with English during the classes.

I am/am also fluent in
I can help someone needing special assistance with English during the classes. - Yes | - No




Class Sign-up

Instructions: Please sign up for the classes you would like to take. Give each class a priority by entering a number in the box next to the course title. Start with 1 for the highest priority, 2 for the next, etc. Values between 1 and 25 are allowed. Each priority that you enter must be a unique value, e.g. you cannot specify more than one class as priority 1. Please select all of the workshops and seminars that you are interested in attending. If you have no interest in a class then leave the priority box blank.

You may sign up for as many classes as you like on this form. There will be time for up to about 15 classes during the TOW. We will assign a class schedule to each person and make our best effort to fit you into your top priority classes.

Please refer to the course descriptions as you make your selections.

Lectures and discussion are not included in the selections because all participants will have time open for these sessions.


Your priority
(1-highest to 25-lowest)
Class title (click for details)
Operations Workshops (groups of 5-7, hands-on instruction)
VLBI Session Pre-checks and IVS Operations (for stronger English skills)
VLBI Session Pre-checks and IVS Operations (for weaker English skills)
Operational Recovery from System Failures
Operational Use of Mark 6
Cryogenic System and Receiver Maintenance
Maintenance Workshops (groups of 10 or fewer, some hands-on, and discussion))
Automated Pointing Models Using the FS (Introductory Class)
Automated Pointing Models Using the FS (for Experienced Users)
Antenna Gain Calibration
RFI Sources, Identification, Mitigation
Phase Cal Basics and RF System Testing
Advanced Pre-checks and Operations
Understanding Correlator Feedback
Seminars (special interest topics, 10 or more attendees, depending on the topic)
Pointing and Amplitude Calibration in Theory and Practice
High-accuracy Time and Frequency in VLBI
Topics in FS Station Software Coding
Setup and Operations of the DBBC2
Setup and Operations with the DBBC3
R2DBE Setup and Operations
e-transfer Operations
System Monitoring using e-RemoteCtrl and Zabbix in the JumpingJIVE Context
VLBI Data Acquisition, Formats, Transfer and Tools
Programming Station Code in C++ and Automating Processes for the NASA Field System
Station Monitoring with MAS
Linux System Administration and FSL10



Special Requests

Please enter any special requests about classes in the following space. For example, if you prefer to be in the same classes with someone please tell us about it here, or if you can attend only part of the meeting please specify when you are available, or give us any other information that will help us make the best schedule for your needs.