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'''Internet, Mobile Phones, Mobile Broadband, 3G and 4G
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=Activities=
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# The networking team are working on setting up Internet at the university and colleges. This includes wireless.
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* Will update soon when we have more information
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# Optus Prepaid Mobile Phones and Mobile broadband in Perth CBD, surrounding suburbs.
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This LCA is shaping up to be full of astronomical goodness, and we're very near a bunch™ of very cool radio astronomy facilities.
* Around the CBD, suburbs except for the country you can use Optus 3G for 4G LTE
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* The frequencies for this are 900MHZ and 2100MHZ WCDMA/HSPA/HSPA+ to provide you with 3G UMTS
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* The frequencies for this is 1800MHZ LTE only to provide you with 4G LTE FDD
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* https://www.optus.com.au/shop/prepaidmobile/prepaidoffers
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* http://www.dicksmith.com.au/prepaid-mobile-phones/optus-2-combi-standard-micro-4g-sim-pack-dsau-ec7310
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# Telstra Prepaid Mobile Phones and Mobile broadband in Perth CBD, surrounding suburbs plus Country and Rural
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To complement the Astronomy Miniconf, we're aiming to organise at least one site visit to an operational astronomy facility - most likely the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre], a new supercomputing facility that will be part of the SKA project.
* Around the CBD, suburbs and rural / country you can use Telstra 3G(nextg) and 4G LTE
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* The frequencies for this is 850MHZ WCDMA/HSPA/HSPA+ to provide you with 3G UMTS
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* The frequencies for this is 1800MHZ LTE to provide you with 4G LTE FDD
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* Note if you intend on going out into rural areas or the country we recommend Telstra
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* We suggest Telstra 3G 4G for better network capacity, network coverage and lower latency.
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* http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile-phones/prepaid-mobiles/
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* http://www.dicksmith.com.au/prepaid-mobile-phones/telstra-2-sim-starter-kit-dsau-ec5013
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# Phone and Data recharge vouchers / sims can be found at:
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==Proposed BoF activities==
Most fuel/gas or service stations
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Coles.com.au Bigw.com.au woolworths.com.au supermarkets
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electronics shops jbhifi.com.au dse.com.au
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# If you are working remotely and require good Internet broadband with low latency while traveling
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* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
* https://www.telstra.com.au/online-shop/mobile-broadband-product.cfm?flow=prepaid&device=telstra-prepaid-wifi-4g
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* Astronomy BoF lunch
* It comes with 5GB data and does 3G and 4G
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* Telstra cost more, but a far better network with a lot less latency than Optus or Vodafone
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Please suggest any other activities below...
* Telstra/Optus/Vodafone in Australia uses 900MHZ and 1900MHZ on gsm/gprs to provide you with 2G
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==Confirmed BoF activities==
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===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
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We've had very strong interest from delegates on the LCA2014 chat list in attending the Perth Observatory for a night-time stargazing tour. Everyone needs to make their own booking, and bookings need to be made soon as spots will fill up quickly. The observatory doesn't have an online booking/payment system, so you'll need to call them with your credit card details to reserve your spot.
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Bookings can be made by phoning (08) 9293 8255 between 8.30am and 3.30pm (AWST, 3 hours behind AEDT), Monday to Friday. Tickets are $38 for adults, $28 for children/concession card holders.
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'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
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Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.
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====Observatory tour attendees====
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* Jessica Smith
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* Sharon Harnett
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* KP O'Toole
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* Daniel Hall
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====Transportation====
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The logistics of getting everyone to the observatory is possibly going to be tricky. Getting there by public bus would take a little over 2 hours, which almost certainly rules that out. The only viable options would seem to be car-pooling (locals and/or sharing hire cars and/or sharing cabs). The observatory is 38km from UWA. If enough people book for the observatory ~and~ if we can coordinate things well enough, it may be possible to book (a) mini-bus(ses) for the evening if we can find people with the appropriate licence amongst delegates, or we may be able to book a charter bus if we get 40+ people going. But that all takes organisation and (most importantly) the ability to collect money in advance - which usually proves difficult, at best.
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To get a feel for how doable car-pooling is, if you're a Perth local (or will have a hire car on the Monday evening) and are able to assist with transport, please put your name and number of spare seats available below.
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=====Available rides=====
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Revision as of 12:00, 16 December 2013

Contents

Activities

This LCA is shaping up to be full of astronomical goodness, and we're very near a bunch™ of very cool radio astronomy facilities.

To complement the Astronomy Miniconf, we're aiming to organise at least one site visit to an operational astronomy facility - most likely the Pawsey Centre, a new supercomputing facility that will be part of the SKA project.

Proposed BoF activities

Please suggest any other activities below...

Confirmed BoF activities

Perth Observatory Stargazing Night

We've had very strong interest from delegates on the LCA2014 chat list in attending the Perth Observatory for a night-time stargazing tour. Everyone needs to make their own booking, and bookings need to be made soon as spots will fill up quickly. The observatory doesn't have an online booking/payment system, so you'll need to call them with your credit card details to reserve your spot.

Bookings can be made by phoning (08) 9293 8255 between 8.30am and 3.30pm (AWST, 3 hours behind AEDT), Monday to Friday. Tickets are $38 for adults, $28 for children/concession card holders.

The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.

Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.

Observatory tour attendees

  • Jessica Smith
  • Sharon Harnett
  • KP O'Toole
  • Daniel Hall

Transportation

The logistics of getting everyone to the observatory is possibly going to be tricky. Getting there by public bus would take a little over 2 hours, which almost certainly rules that out. The only viable options would seem to be car-pooling (locals and/or sharing hire cars and/or sharing cabs). The observatory is 38km from UWA. If enough people book for the observatory ~and~ if we can coordinate things well enough, it may be possible to book (a) mini-bus(ses) for the evening if we can find people with the appropriate licence amongst delegates, or we may be able to book a charter bus if we get 40+ people going. But that all takes organisation and (most importantly) the ability to collect money in advance - which usually proves difficult, at best.

To get a feel for how doable car-pooling is, if you're a Perth local (or will have a hire car on the Monday evening) and are able to assist with transport, please put your name and number of spare seats available below.

Available rides
Name                    Available seats

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