[time-nuts] VLF Phase-tracking receivers.

Brooke Clarke brooke at pacific.net
Sat Aug 9 19:22:15 EDT 2014


Hi Paul:

Are the phase tracking receivers able to receive any VLF stations (like used by the military)?

Have Fun,

Brooke Clarke
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paul swed wrote:
> Ken
> All of the phase tracking receivers no longer work due to the new bpsk wwvb
> modulation.
> Certainly if you need accuracy any of the GPSDOs out there are better then
> the old wwvb receivers.
>
> I have a 599 and will hope that the project I have been working on for far
> to long will allow it to track again.
> As to the 1310s etc. Never heard of them. Something to search for on the
> internet.
> Regards
> Paul
> WB8TSL
>
>
> On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 5:55 PM, Kenneth G. Gordon <kgordon2006 at frontier.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hello, I'm new here, but would like to get some advice, if possible.
>>
>> I have been going through my inventory here of items which were given to
>> me in an estate some time ago.
>>
>> Amongst many other things, I find three Tracor or Textran 599 receivers.
>> One 599-CS with its manual, a 599 (no suffix) and one labeled R-1086/URR,
>> which is very obviously another 599. I have no manual for either of the
>> last
>> two.
>>
>> I also have an RMS Engineering of Atlanta, GA Model 1312 receiver, but the
>> manuals (2) I have are for an RMS Engineering model 1310/1311.
>>
>> So my questions:
>>
>> 1) Are the Tracor/Textran 599s worth anything other than parts? and
>>
>> 2) Is there a manual available somewhere for the RMS Engineering Model
>> 1312?
>>
>> 3) Is the 1312 worth anything to anyone these days?
>>
>>  From the manuals I have on the 599 models, I am quite impressed with their
>> specifications.
>>
>> I would think about using one or the other of them except that I no longer
>> have an extremely accurate 100 KHz signal source.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Ken Gordon W7EKB
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