Today was dipole factory day, and i’d say we succeeded. As evidence, I present today’s dipoles in all their stop motion video glory!
We didn’t actually cable any tiles today, and probably wont tomorrow. We plan to finish all of the dipoles by Sunday morning (crossing our fingers we can make it) and then do a final cabling push on Sunday through Tuesday.
We’re expecting the elusive beam formers to arrive on Sunday, so we’ll be hooking those up too.
Morale is still high, but I think this time in the outback is starting to get to some of the students…
The food, as always, has been amazing. Wooleen Station send us off with an incredible lunch box every day with homemade bread, soup and sandwiches. Unfortunately, the thing that excited us today? The Cheese and Bacon Balls. (Well, not really. I distinctly remember a student jumping with excitement when they found out there was three thermoses full of soup!)
Dipole decoration has reached new heights! (Don’t worry, only a select few get this kind of treatment over break times.)
It really was a creative day – don’t look any further until you’ve watched our stop motion!
A final shot, actually from yesterday. The lengths I go to to get you all some pretty photos to look at!
Day 8 Summary
Antenna Count: 3144/4096
Completed MWA Tiles: 73/128
Beam formers installed: 0/128 (0 on site)