[time-nuts] HP5065A revival project, progress report

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Mon Oct 3 18:34:37 EDT 2011

Hi Paul,

On 04/10/11 00:18, paul swed wrote:
> Magnus that good news. Especially even having 3 X 5065s.

Please note that they are not all mine, but bringing them back to life 
together sure helps.

> I really need to look at the a15 to see what caps you are talking about. Then check my single
> 5065 and make sure I am not headed in your direction.

C8, C9 and C10 does not feel happy in either of the three units. Loosing 
legs is among the common hobbies for these caps.

C11 is also replaced as it was also running warm.

C5 is my main suspect for being bad, but it was not my main focus this 

It's really cheap to replace these caps, doing it in advance makes it 
much cheaper and easier.

I also realized that my trimming experience with these will ripple over 
to the trimming of other large rubidiums in my lab. One of the trimmings 
I've learned to do on the HP5065A will surely help to improve the 
performance of the other rubidiums.


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