[time-nuts] 5071A Cs Oven

Richard (Rick) Karlquist richard at karlquist.com
Thu Oct 4 15:04:01 EDT 2012



On 10/4/2012 9:45 AM, Tom Van Baak wrote:
> Bob,
>
> Right, not good. There should be a fault message associated with it. Check the internal log.
>
> OTOH, to conserve cesium, I've heard that some people run 5071A in standby mode most of the time and only turn on the cesium for a fraction of an hour a day or a week (to recal the quartz). Running in this standby mode is also advisable if one wants the best short-term performance out of a 5071A, without the loop noise. In this respect it's just like a GPSDO - you get the best short-term performance if you turn off disciplining.
>
> /tvb
>
>> Hi
>>
>> Is "Cs oven: 0.0V" a good thing on a 5071A?
>>
>> I suspect not, since either it or GPS is off frequency.
>>
>> Bob
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