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24Jan2011, 10:30-12:30 local, Militzer/Horst

Conditions: mostly calm, upper 30's, clear

Purpose: RMY swap, Soil Samples, Update Mote Code

10:40 Rad Cleaned with Methanol, did not notice desiccant condition

10:35-10:45 Mote Software Updated version 2.4

11:00-11:27 Mast Lowered.   11:08 RMY swapped.   Previous sensor seemed ok and did not hear any bearing noise.   Swapped anyway.   Zeroed and 'boom-directioned to zero' on new sensor: consistent with previous unit.   It did seem as though the new sensor's prop was rotating and we didn't noticed a reported velocity.   It did start reporting speed with numbers about .4 so we assumed it is ok.   11:11 adn and aup while setting 'ZN' and 'BD'

11:15 Kh2O cleaned.   Voltage rose from 1.25 to 1.6 volts.

NOTE: Mast bolts on lowest joint were slightly loose; tightened them up.

ETI gauge was 2/3 full so we expect it to drain soon.  

11:30-12:30 Soil Samples taken first at the main and then auxiliary locations.   Container 1,0-3 and 1,3-6 were at main.   Containers 2,0-3 and 2,3-6 were at aux.

Soil Analysis:

Location

Sample:
depth (cm)

Tray

wet wt
net (oz)

dry wt
total (oz)

pan wt
(oz)

dry wt
net (oz)

water
 (oz)

6 - main

1: 0-3

4-0

4.415

3.305

0.135

3.170

1.245

6 - main

1: 3-6

4-6

5.705

4.890

0.125

4.765

0.940

6 - aux

2: 0-3

2-0

3.420

2.715

0.135

2.580

0.840

6 - aux

2: 3-6

2-6

4.775

4.094

0.130

3.964

0.811