[time-nuts] Advice on Austron 1250A
Majdi S. Abbas
msa at latt.net
Sat Aug 18 23:48:07 EDT 2012
On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 08:23:45PM -0500, Dave M wrote:
> Does anyone in the group have any experience or advice on the Austron 1250A
> Crystal Frequency Standard? I have a chance to buy one for $250 tomorrow at
> a local hamfest, but can't find anything in the archives on them. It's very
> clean, and the seller says that it is in perfect working order. He's local
> to the area, so I can easily get back with him in case of troubles.
For comparison purposes, I paid $106 + $30 shipping for one last
August. They're great standards, but I'm not sure I'd pay $250 for one.
$200 maybe. But some might call me cheap. :)
As for advice? If you do buy it, budget for a dozen D cell
tabbed NiCd rechargables ($60ish). You'll probably need to replace
the internal battery pack.
If they haven't been replaced, you might be able to beat a
concession out of the seller on that basis.
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