[time-nuts] Wenzel Oscillator Repair

Ed Palmer ed_palmer at sasktel.net
Mon Jan 19 19:07:22 EST 2009

I hadn't thought of using a Dremel.  Did you use an abrasive wheel or a 
steel cutter?  The case on mine looks to be about 20 ga. tin-plated 
steel (~0.04" thick).  The gap is so small it might have been a friction 
fit to start with.

> From: "John Miles" <jmiles at pop.net>
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Wenzel Oscillator Repair
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> I had a similar problem with a 5 MHz OCXO from their ULN series.  There was
> a bad solder joint on the output connection, easy enough to fix once I got
> the unit open.
> In my case I used a Dremel tool to cut the seam.  Suggest wearing a dust
> mask, obviously, and keep your cuts close to the perimeter of the can, in
> case the PC board comes right up to the edge like mine did.
> -- john, KE5FX

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