[time-nuts] HP 5061Cs reference question

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Sat Dec 6 10:04:44 EST 2014


Hi

Sure you can set them on the wrong peak. If you really get confused, you can also set them on the wrong transition … (gulp).

Peak wise, the one you want is the highest Q / best SNR. Set it to one of the others and your ADEV degrades. 

Transition wise … not a good idea at all.

Bob

> On Dec 6, 2014, at 9:11 AM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I have a curious question that really applies to all Cs references.
> Its possible to set them on to the wrong peak.
> Typically in the literature it will speak to at least 3 peaks and you want
> to select the highest central peak.
> However if you select the wrong peak, how much would the output frequency
> be off?
> I had read a tech note for the airforce that seems to indicate its pretty
> easy to get on to the wrong peak.
> Regards
> Paul
> WB8TSL
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