A.1 Station Codes

The following is the list of station codes used in VLBA and Global Network scheduling as of Feb 1998. It is a copy of BarryClark’s file. Note that normally only the two letter code is used for the scheduling process. This list clearly needs an update.

        Suggested 2-letter Observatory codes  
(Also indicated are telescope codes for multi-telescope observatories)  
Codes are capitals in machine readable usage.  The capital/lowercase  
pairing below is used for readable concatenations on schedules, etc.  
Table updated 96oct29.  
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Code      Location               Normal array   Schedule server  
Ap      Algonquin, Canada  
Ar      Arecibo, USA                            Socorro  
As      Alice Springs, Australia     Sheve  
At      Culgoora, Australia (ATCA)  
Ba      Bangalore, India  
Bl      Bear Lakes, Russia  
Br      Brewster, USA                VLBA       Socorro  
Ca      Cambridge, UK                MERLIN  
Cb      Cambridge, UK (Ryle)  
Cd      Ceduna, Australia                       ATNF  
Ce      Cebreros, Spain  
Ch      Chilbolton, UK  
Da      Darnhall, UK                 MERLIN  
De      Defford, UK                  MERLIN  
Dw      Dwingeloo, Netherlands                  Bologna  
Eb      Effelsberg, Germany (VLBA system)EVN        Bologna  
Ef      Effelsberg, Germany (MkIV system)EVN        Bologna  
Ev      Evpatoriya, Ukraine  
Fd      Fort Davis, USA              VLBA       Socorro  
Ft      Fortaleza, Brazil  
Gb      Green Bank, USA                         Socorro  
   GB=140’, GBT=100m, GB85=85-3, GBTT=85-1  
Gc      Gilcreek, USA  
Gg      Goddard, USA  
Gm      Narayan Gaon, India (GMRT)  
Gn      Green Bank, USA              NAVY  
Go      Goldstone, USA               DSN  
   GO=70m, DS15=34m, DS12=Venus  
Gz      Goldstone, USA               Tracking  
Hc      Hat Creek, USA (BIMA)  
Hh      Hartebeesthoek, S.Africa     Sheve      ATNF  
Hn      Hancock, USA                 VLBA       Socorro  
Ho      Hobart, Australia            Sheve      ATNF  
Hs      Haystack, USA                CMVA  
Hy      Hyderabad, India  
It      Itapetinga, Brazil  
Jb      Jodrell Bank, UK             EVN, MERLIN Bologna  
   JB=Lovell, JB2=Mark2  
Ka      Kashima, Japan                          Mitaka  
   KA=26m, KB=34m  
Kk      Kokee Park, USA              Navy  
Kl      Kalyazin, Russia  
Kn      Knockin, UK                  MERLIN  
Kp      Kitt Peak, USA               VLBA       Socorro  
   KP12=NRAO 12m  
Ks      Kiruna, Sweden  
Ku      Kauai, USA                   Defunct  
Kw      Kwajalein, USA  
La      Los Alamos, USA              VLBA       Socorro  
Ma      Matera, Italy  
Mc      Medicina, Italy              EVN        Bologna  
Md      Maryland Point, USA          Defunct  
Mg      Mount Graham, USA  
Mh      Metsaehovi, Finland          EVN        Bologna  
   MH=15m, MHGE=Geodetic  
Mk      Mauna Kea, USA               VLBA       Socorro  
Mm      Mauna Kea, USA               JCMT  
Mo      Mojave, USA                  GEO  
Mp      Siding Spring, Australia                ATNF  
Ms      Mauna Kea, USA (CSO)  
Na      Nancay, France  
Nb      Nobeyama, Japan (mm array)  
Nl      North Liberty, USA           VLBA       Socorro  
No      Nobeyama, Japan                         Mitaka  
   NO=45m, NO6=6m  
Nt      Noto, Italy                  EVN        Bologna  
Ny      Ny Alesund, Norway  
Nz      Green Bank, USA              Tracking  
Oh      O’Higgins, Chile  
On      Onsala, Sweden               EVN        Bologna  
   ON=20m, ON85=85’  
Oo      OVRO 130’ USA                CIT  
Ot      Ooty, India  
Ov      Owens Valley, USA            VLBA       Socorro  
   OVMM=OVRO 10m, using OV transports  
Pa      Parkes, Australia            Sheve      ATNF  
Pb      Plateau de Bure, France  
Pe      Penticton, Canada  
Pt      Pie Town, USA                VLBA       Socorro  
Pu      Pushchino, Russia  
Pv      Pico Veleta, Spain  
Qb      Quabbin, USA                 CMVA  
Ri      Richmond, USA                Defunct  
Ro      Robledo, Spain               DSN  
   RO=70m, DS61=32m, DS65=High gain 32m  
Rz      Robledo, Spain               Tracking  
Se      La Silla, Chile (SEST)  
Sc      Saint Croix, USA             VLBA       Socorro  
Sh      Sheshan (Shanghai), China    EVN        Bologna  
Sm      Simeiz (Crimea), Ukraine     EVN        Bolgona  
St      Santiago, Chile  
Sv      Svetloye, Russia  
Ta      Tabley, UK                   MERLIN  
Ti      Tidbinbilla, Australia       DSN  
   TI=70m, DS45=34m  
To      Toulouse, France  
Tr      Torun, Poland                EVN        Bologna  
Tz      Tidbidbilla, Australia       Tracking  
Ud      Usuda,Japan                             Mitaka  
Ur      Urumqi, China                EVN        Bologna  
Us      Ussuriisk, Russia  
Uu      Ulan-Ude, Russia             Defunct  
Uz      Usuda, Japan                 Tracking  
Wa      Wardle, UK                   Defunct  
Wb      Westerbork, Netherlands      EVN        Bologna  
   WB=Phased array  
Wf      Westford, USA  
Wh      Weilheim, Germany  
Wz      Wettzell, Germany  
Y       VLA, USA                                Socorra  
   Y=Phased array, Y1=Standard single ant. other stations = Y-arm-stn#  
Yb      Yebes, Spain                 EVN        Bologna  
Yk      Yellowknife, Canada  
Zc      Zelenchukskaya, Russia  
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