[time-nuts] Bye-Bye Crystals

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Sat Mar 11 23:51:58 EST 2017


Hi

International’s main business  was re-channeling non-synthesized radios and replacing 
broken crystals in various pieces of com gear. It’s been a *lot* of years since the last of the 
non-synthesized radios came out. The business probably has been dropping off pretty steadily 
for many years …

Bob

> On Mar 11, 2017, at 10:39 PM, jimlux <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:
> 
> On 3/11/17 4:30 PM, Scott McGrath wrote:
>> From the tone of the letter it sounds like the bank cancelled line of credit,
> 
> Or, he wants to retire and nobody wants to carry it on.  His dad started it in 1950, the son picked it up in 1970.  It's 47 years later.
> 
>> 
>> Which is stupid given that much of their line is military which is getting a huge boost in spending
> 
> Plenty of other crystal and oscillator manufacturers around.
> 
> There's also a change in what kinds of crystals are needed.   I suspect most things being built and designed today use the crystal as a "master oscillator" that is used to drive some sort of synthesis chain. The need for "I have to have a 12.345,324 Hz crystal" is going away.
> 
> 
>> 
>>> On Mar 11, 2017, at 4:56 PM, Bryan _ <bpl521 at outlook.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Disappearing or manufacturing just moving overseas?. Video at the bottom is interesting, classic.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> http://hackaday.com/2017/03/11/so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-crystals/
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -=Bryan=-
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