[time-nuts] Stuff

John C. Westmoreland, P.E. john at westmorelandengineering.com
Thu Aug 16 20:15:19 EDT 2018


Bob,

Sorry - this may not have come through - my e-mail:
john at westmorelandengineering.com

On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 5:14 PM, John C. Westmoreland, P.E. <
john at westmorelandengineering.com> wrote:

> 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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