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interferences, error beam

Beware of possible interference of the 230G2 LO into the 3 mm receivers. 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. 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 tex2html_wrap_inline1262 and 800'' -- 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. The effect is particularly important at 0.8 mm, where the power radiated in the `first' error beam tex2html_wrap_inline1266 is twice larger than in the main beam.