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1.3 mm heterodyne Receivers

The two 1.3 mm receivers and the 3 mm SIS receiver can be used simultaneously. Beware, however, of possible interference of the 230G2 LO into the 3 mm receiver. The 230G2 receiver cannot be operated with the 2 mm receiver, since both receivers use the same control box and polarization. Switching from one receiver to the other is not straightforward and will not be made upon request in real time. Please specify in the proposal form whether you choose to use the 2 mm receiver or 230G2.

At 1.3 mm (and a fortiori at shorter wavelengths) a large fraction of the receiver radiation pattern is distributed in an error beam (which can be approximated by two Gaussians of HPW and --- see A&A 274, p.144-146 for more details). Astronomers should take into account this error beam when converting antenna temperatures into brightness temperatures.

Robert Lucas
Thu Mar 9 12:14:01 MET 1995