[time-nuts] 10MHz Rubidium reference source for frequency

Karen Tadevosyan ra3apw at mail.ru
Sun Oct 26 17:05:28 EDT 2014


I hope to use homemade GPSDO for the rubidium oscillator calibration.
Karen, ra3apw

> Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:01:28 -0700
> From: Chris Albertson <albertson.chris at gmail.com>
> 
> I know what your next question will be, "I see that these rubidium
> oscillators all can be adjusted over a range that falls on both sides of
> 10MHz.  What should I use as a calibration source to adjust my rubidium
> oscillator?"   Then you think "If I have this 10MHz calibration source, why
> not just run the frequency counter off that and not bother with the
> rubidium?"
> 
> 
> OK there is good reason to use Rb.  It warms up fast, it remains stable for
> a long time.  It is self contained and compact and does not rely on any
> external signals.
> 




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