Getting Started in the Undergraduate Radio Lab

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This page summarizes the procedure for getting yourself setup for the Undergraduate Radio Lab.

Besides the usual course instructions for lecture, etc., there are several things that need to be done at the beginning of the semester.

  • Request access to Campbell 541 using this form. You need keycard access to enter the lab outside of class to do your lab work.
  • Request an account on the laboratory network using this form. Once an account has been made for you, follow the instructions at the bottom of this page.
  • Pick a lab group of 3-5 people who you will work with to collect data. If in pandemic mode, this will be your pod, so pick people with similar dispositions for in-person vs. remote activities.

Setting Up Your Environment on the Undergraduate Lab Network

Follow these steps to set up your shell (default bash) environment on the lab computers (and when you log in):

  • Get a bashrc file:
cp /home/global/ay121/ugradio/environment/bashrc ~/.bashrc
source ~/.bashrc
  • Test your lab Python environment by executing:
>>> import ugradio

If this works, you are all set for the next time you log in.