[time-nuts] Dual GPSDO - any advantage?

Tim Shoppa tshoppa at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 06:46:27 EDT 2018


Most of the Chinese cheapo units have been frequency, not phase locked.

It would be great if you could put the GPSDO outputs into a 2 Channel scope and eyeball them for a while to see if they appear in phase (say plus-minus 20ns) over a few hours.

Tim N3QE

> On Apr 10, 2018, at 1:43 AM, donald collie <donaldbcollie at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I`ve just bought two GPSDO`s from China @ US$9-50 each [This is not an
> error!] They are stated as being new, and use a Trimball dual oven OCXO. I
> plan to run these in parallel [2 antennas, 2 feedlines, and 2 GPSDO`s] It`s
> been said that a man with two watches is never happy - unless, of course,
> they agree with each other ;-). Being identical the outputs should be
> coherent, unless one becomes faulty [one advantage of having two - any
> discrepancy and you know something must be wrong]], but is there some
> crafty way I can squeeze a little more "accuracy" out of two than if I only
> used one?
> TIA for your comments............................................Donald
> Brett Collie ZL4GX
> 
> PS : I have no connection to the eBay seller. The US$9-50 seems to include
> a basic puck antenna, long downlead, and 4 interseries adaptors
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