[time-nuts] Which Rubidium to Get?
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Thu Jul 22 12:39:32 EDT 2010
If cost is no object, get one of each...
The 5065 is a very different beast than the LPRO performance (and cost)
wise. I've never played with a XSRM.
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Adrian
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 10:52 AM
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Which Rubidium to Get?
aside of the small and inexpensive module boxes, how 'bout a HP 5065A or
a Rohde & Schwarz XSRM?
Both provide a lot more fun :)
Brent Gordon schrieb:
> I'm considering buying a rubidium standard, not that I really need
> one, just because I'm a Time Nut. I have some questions on what to
> look for and what to watch out for. I'll probably get one from either
> fluke.l or flyingbest on ePay.
> I know that they wear out. Is there any model I should look for or
> avoid? I see both Efratoms and Datums; some of the auctions claim
> more lamp life left for the Datums.
> I know that the mating connector for the rubidiums with an RF inside
> the d-sub connector are expensive. Is it really needed or is the
> header connector good enough?
> Some of them come with an output board (290295929282). Does this get
> me anything other than a Type-N output and a mating connector for the
> RF d-sub? Why is this one cheaper than just a rubidium?
> A programmable frequency output, such as this one (eBay item
> 290301888238), might be useful. Is it worthwhile or more trouble than
> it's worth?
> Are there any gotchas I should be aware of?
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