[time-nuts] Oscillator frequency?

Don Latham djl at montana.com
Wed Oct 3 13:28:18 EDT 2012

Hi Ken: I have two of these, and had the same problem some years ago
(see archives time-nuts). Nothing seemed to need this frequency. Fast
forward to present. I'm using an ICOM 260A 2m all-mode xceiver for if in
a 13 cm moonbounce system. The xtal frequency for the basic synthesizer
in these units is 5.12 MHz. I played around with the idea of separate
better xtals, until one day I was cleaning out. DOH! I now have a use
for those weird OCXO's!
Soooooo... never throw anything away, and never dismay, for all weird
stuff WILL be useful someday. There's a coarse adjustment of some kind
on these units.
73, Don AJ7LL

ken johnson
> Hi, I have a tcxo that I recovered from a very old, suitcase-sized gps
> receiver some years ago. The oscillator is marked "ERC
> Eros-750-MA110", with an output frequency of 5.119155MHz. I have tried
> to think of a use for for it but failed. I played with the numbers but
> could not find anything useful, so I thought I would try the
> collective wisdom of the list to see if anyone could come up with a
> use for such an oddball frequency.
> As an aside, it was fascinating to see a gps in discrete components,
> lots of mixers (I recovered no less than 10, MCL ASK1 mixers and there
> are still several left on the boards) on something like 7 or 8 , 200mm
> square, gold-plated plug-in boards on a very nice card frame with
> many, many interconnecting small-diameter coaxes with gold-plated
> connectors.
> Pity I wasn't interested in time-nuttery at the time, it probably
> worked before I reduced it to component parts!
> Thanks, Ken
> www.vk7krj.com
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