[time-nuts] My Racal-Dana 1992

Charles P. Steinmetz charles_steinmetz at lavabit.com
Sun Dec 18 17:35:20 EST 2011

Ed wrote:

>Agreed.  But it was annoying to leave it in standby mode and then 
>still have some drift.  At first, I thought the drift was due to the 
>rest of the unit warming up.  I was quite surprised when my tests 
>showed that the drift was 100% due to the oscillator.  Using an FRK 
>as an external reference, I can turn on my 1992 (not from standby) 
>and immediately measure my Z3801A as 10.000 000 000 MHz.

I put one of mine in standby earlier this afternoon.  I'll turn it 
back on tomorrow afternoon and report the results.  How long does 
yours have to be in standby before it comes on 40 counts off?

Best regards,


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