[time-nuts] OCXO Vectron 218Y44442

Clint Jay cjaysharp at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 04:31:07 EDT 2017


I was thinking the same as Azelio, I had a Racal 04B OCXO which refused to
start until I reseated the crystal in the socket. After that, well, it's in
almost daily use as a reference in a 1992 counter and has never stopped
since.

On 17 Oct 2017 07:18, "Azelio Boriani" <azelio.boriani at gmail.com> wrote:

> The crystal is socketed: the problem might be the socket.
>
> On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 1:56 AM, Bob kb8tq <kb8tq at n1k.org> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > Welcome to the 1990’s … that’s an *old* design. Since Vectron kept
> building same / same
> > (if you ordered it that way)  who knows when it was built.
> >
> > Bob
> >
> >> On Oct 16, 2017, at 4:10 PM, Vlad <time at patoka.org> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> I am wandering if anybody observe the behavior for OCXO, when its stop
> to reproduce the signal, and the only way to return it back to business is
> little mechanical stress.
> >>
> >> I have TWO of such OCXO. One of them is Austron 11.2 Mhz. And another
> one is Vectron model 218Y4442 9.8304Mhz
> >>
> >> In case with Vectron, I even disassemble it (to whom who brave here is
> a pictures):
> >>
> >> http://www.patoka.ca/Vectron-218Y44442/
> >>
> >> Then as I connect it to the PS, I realize it start to reproduce the
> signal again ! Before this it was nothing ! I tried different PS before to
> open this "can" as a last resort.
> >>
> >> For the Austron - I didn't disassemble it. Instead I just kick it a
> little bit. And immediately after that, it start to produce the signal !
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> WBW,
> >>
> >> V.P.
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