[time-nuts] Tait reference
tractorb at ihug.co.nz
Sun Jan 10 23:59:18 EST 2016
Tait is a major mobile comms manufacturer-head office is here in
Christchurch, NZ-a couple of miles down the road from me.
The T801 is/was often used in simulcast systems (which seem to be peculiar
to the UK) to lock up several base station equipments to a common
reference-which is usually a 12.8 MHz high quality OCXO. But I suggest you
ask a few pertinent questions of the vendor to find out more about that
particular box, as it may be slightly different, depending on where it came
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Camp" <kb8tq at n1k.org>
To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement"
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Sent: Monday, January 11, 2016 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Tait reference
> Unless we are looking at different auctions, that one appears to want 13.8
> V at <= 5A
> as the supply.
> The BNC’s are also a fairly rare item in the Telco inventory (but not
> unheard of).
> If I had to bet, I’d say it’s a piece of mobile video gear. I would not
> bet anything over
> about a nickel on that being correct. It’s very much a mystery item other
> than possibly
> having an offset frequency translation function.
>> On Jan 10, 2016, at 8:35 PM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What little I can tell is they are telco references so there may be
>> something good inside OCXO or RB. It looks like it runs on -48VDC from
>> ebay pix. Its output could be any of the typical telco references that
>> not 5 or 10 MHz. These are pure guesses. The Price seems reasonable.
>> Good luck
>> On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 6:48 PM, Adrian Godwin <artgodwin at gmail.com>
>>> Are these the references with a rubidium oscillator ? They seem to have
>>> similar models with OCXOs etc.
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