[time-nuts] How to open solder-sealed OCXOs?

Bob Camp lists at rtty.us
Sun Feb 2 10:07:00 EST 2014


If you are tossing the can, a mill is by far the best way to open up an OCXO. That of course assumes you have a mill…

It’s not a chip intensive process. You can easily do it with an X/Y table on a drill press. Of course that assumes you have all of that stuff….


On Feb 2, 2014, at 2:37 AM, Stewart Cobb <stewart.cobb at gmail.com> wrote:

> What's the best way to open an OCXO in the typical solder-sealed tinned
> steel can?  I don't mind destroying the can itself, as long as the innards
> are not harmed. The goal is to run some experiments with thermal impedance
> as discussed here last week, and to ovenize parts of the EFC controller for
> better stability.
> Cheers!
> --Stu
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