Frequency switching is possible. It yields satisfactory baselines within certain limitations (maximum frequency throw of 45 km/s, backends, phase times etc.; for details see ). Up to 3 receivers (e.g. 3mm1, 230G1 and 2mm) can be frequency switched simultaneously. Baselines may be better when using one single receiver.
An instantaneous IF bandwidth of 1 GHz is available for the 230G2 receiver. The two 1 MHz filter banks (512 MHz each) can be combined to provide 1 GHz bandwidth. The use of the 1 GHz wide filter bank excludes the simultaneous use of any other backend with the 230G2 receiver (the other receivers are not affected).
Many proposals underestimate the observing time needed to carry out the programme, even under excellent weather conditions. We ask you to pay special attention to this matter as time underestimation is now a major criterion for proposal rejection.
A handbook collecting most of the information necessary to plan 30-m telescope observations is available .
Finally, to help us keeping up a computerized source list, we ask you to fill in your `list of objects' as explained below.