[time-nuts] Ultra High Stability Time Base Options for 53132A

John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com
Mon Apr 13 19:41:59 EDT 2015


Among my group of ham project-building friends, the motto is "There is no problem so big or complicated that it cannot be over-engineered."


> On Apr 13, 2015, at 5:03 PM, Richard (Rick) Karlquist <richard at karlquist.com> wrote:
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>> On 4/13/2015 12:14 PM, Magnus Danielson wrote:
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>> Oh yes. Some people say that you should not overcomplex things. My
>> experience is that oversimplifying them can cause a long stretch of
>> complex problems and complex workarounds making the total solution more
>> expensive in development, customer relations and more complex than
>> starting with a more advanced solution, that actually attempts to
>> address the design issues. Ah well.
>> 
> 
> This is extremely good advice.  The ultimate example of the
> oversimplified design is the Muntz TV set, where few parts are
> used, but they all interact with each other in mysterious
> ways that depend on unknown unspecified parameters.  The ultimate example of the overcomplicated design is the Japanese VCR, circa 1980.
> Schematic looks like it was designed by committee.  The parts
> count has become bloated to the point of redundancy.  Neither
> is desirable.
> 
> Rick Karlquist N6RK
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