[time-nuts] Chances of 5061 and 5062 still having life in them?

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 11:56:10 EDT 2010


I would guess it revolves around the cost.
Impossible to say if any CS is left. But for cheap it may be worth trying.
But then shipping will most likely get you.
I do agree GPS locked RB is a very nice way to go. At least in the US
various RB references much newer in age with possibly more life show up on
epay all the time.
I have an older hp5065 RB that still working like a champ those must be at
least 30 years.
Good luck

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 10:45 AM, swingbyte <swingbyte at exemail.com.au>wrote:

> Hi Guys,
> In Australia some Ce units have hit the surplus market.  looks like they
> are from the 70s - that's 40 years old now.  What does the group think the
> probability of the tubes having any Ce left in them and still working?   Is
> it worth it now when one can use gps clocks to lock say an Rb?
>
> Thanks for your thoughts
>
> Tim
>
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