After the acceptance of proposals, users are requested to prepare the observing schedule file two weeks before the observation date. The observer is encouraged to consult a contact person in the KaVA AOC members and/or the assigned support scientist to prepare the schedule file under the support of the contact person and/or the assigned support scientist. The schedule submission should be done by a stand-alone vex file. The examples of KaVA vex file are available at the KaVA web site:
On your schedule, we strongly recommend to include at least two fringe finder scans, each lasting 5 or more minutes at the first and latter part of observation in order to search the delay and rate offsets for the correlation.
We request PIs to specify their correlation parameters at the beginning of the vex file for proper correlation processing.
In particular, PIs who request for sub-array or dual-beam observations for KaVA should provide a frequency matching table for the correct correlation.