STATions is used to specify the list of stations to be included in this scan. If there is any change to the list, the whole list must be given again. The station names given must match ones available in the station catalogs. The scans for any specific station must be in time order. Note that STATN is no longer an acceptable alternative.
The maximum number of stations that SCHED will handle is set in a parameter statement in an include file and can be varied according to the capabilities of the computer in use. At the time this was written, it was 22, but that may change.
You may specify the station code for any or all stations instead of the name. Sched will determine the station name from the catalog information and use it for the rest of scheduling. This use of station codes is only offered for STATions, FASTFOR, REWIND, TAPE, and REVERSE. All other inputs requiring station names must use the names as given in the station catalog.