[time-nuts] Long term storage of HP5065A Rb frequency standard

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 08:05:31 EDT 2011


One other comment.
I have taken the rb package apart for repair and shared that info.
I was very impressed with the quality and scale of everything.
I speculate 10 years can have problems but I bet it can be made to work
again.

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 8:03 AM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes I would believe many know the answer.
> Its in the first few pages of the 5065 manual and you can get that at the
> several sites free.
> Its rb flooding as I recall. I remember the pix.
> It explained what it is and what to do. I think there was a recovery
> procedure.
> But do not recall the details.
> Regards
> Paul.
> WB8TSL
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 3:37 AM, Peter Bell <bell.peter at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> It just occured to me that if anyone knew the answer to this, they
>> would likely be on this list.
>>
>> I remember that when you put the HP5065A into storage, you were
>> supposed to unplug a little cable from the Rb cell and wire it up to
>> an external power supply - does anyone know exactly what this did, why
>> is was necessary, and what the likely likely outcome is if these units
>> are stored for an extended period of time (> 10 years) in a fairly
>> uncontrolled environment (I.E. and attic) without doing this?
>>
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