[time-nuts] Stuff

John C. Westmoreland, P.E. john at westmorelandengineering.com
Thu Aug 16 20:14:14 EDT 2018


Bob,

Can you please send me your personal email address so we can have a brief
discussion off-list?

Thanks,
John Westmoreland (I'm just nuts, and not only about time!  Ha!)
408-772-6237


On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 2:56 PM, Bob Martin <aphid1 at comcast.net> wrote:

> Hello,
>
>   I am not a Time-Nut but I did work in the field for Dr. Sam Stein of
> Timing Solutions from the time he founded the company in 1991. Ultimately I
> became one of his three partners and designed the hardware and firmware for
> most of his products. While I chose not to continue with the company when
> it was purchased by Symmetricom, for a few years I continued to work for
> Sam as a contractor on additional products and to support older products.
>
>   I just attended Sam's retirement gathering in Boulder,CO and received
> permission to dispose of my many years of collected "stuff" including
> cables, connectors, old prototypes, raw boards for distribution amps etc
> along with lots of parts.  While I've been asked not to provide full
> schematics of boards in production, I can provide hints on how they work.
>
>   There may also be some working zero-crossing detectors from back when I
> designed the 5110A Time Interval Analyzer as well as isolation amps from as
> far back as the late 90's when we provided the signal distribution system
> used in GPS ground stations around the world.
>
>  My  wife claims her biggest fear is that I'll keel over someday and
> leave her stuck with all this stuff in the basement so I'd like to
> get rid of it.
>
>   Sam's retirement was like the end of an era for me and I haven't touched
> this stuff in years. I'd like it to go to people who can make use of it as
> opposed to depositing it in a landfill.
>
>   Ideally there is some Time-Nut in the Boulder, CO area who can take this
> stuff and who would be willing to share it with other time-nuts at no
> charge.
>
>   I also have a 5120 Phase Noise Test Set with  internal oscillator.
> I acquired a new one in a trade for work when Symmetricom asked me to
> modify the hardware that controlled the transmitters for the Loran upgrade
> to work as the European version that was under consideration at the time. I
> would like to donate this unit to an educational institution that can't
> afford one (but could certainly use it) and would entertain suggestions.
>
> Let me know if there is any interest.
>
> Best,
>
> Bob Martin
> Former Director of Hardware Development
> Timing Solutions, Corp.
>
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