[time-nuts] High end OCXO alternatives (or maybe an high perf Rb ?)

Azelio Boriani azelio.boriani at screen.it
Thu Dec 8 05:55:28 EST 2011

Actually on the usual auction site there is a (they say) BVA-like 5MHz
oscillator from QuartzLock (item 150712824699). Of course it is not clear
if this BVA-like refers to the dimensions of the unit or the resonator
technology. From the pictures I can't figure out a model number...

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 3:41 AM, Mark Spencer <mspencer12345 at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> Greetings:
> I'm contemplating starting a search on the "typical auction sites" for a
> high end OCXO (or possibly a high end Rb) that would be suitable for
> characterizing the performance of an FTS 1050.   From time to time I've
> seen ADEV figures of in the 10E-13 range (at a typical Tau of 100 seconds)
> when comparing the FTS 1050 in question to one of my GPSDO's and one of my
> Rb's.
> At this point I'm contemplating looking for:
> Another FTS 1050
> Various Datum / FTS stand alone OCXO's
> An Oscilloquartz BVA OCXO
> A Sulzer OCXO
> Maybe an HP 5065
> (I've already assembled a modest collection of half a dozen various
> 10811's and don't really want to buy any more at this point.)
> Essentially I'm looking for something with a reasonable likely hood of
> consistently having an ADEV in the 13's at Taus of 100 seconds or so.
> I'm thinking that another FTS 1050 is probably the most likely alternative
> but I'm trying to keep an open mind to other options.  I'm not really
> interested in a Cesium standard but if anyone has any other suggestions of
> products I could look for (other than a H maser (:  )  comments on or off
> list would be appreciated.
> Regards Mark Spencer
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