[time-nuts] Newbie with new questions: Rubidium

Rex rexa at sonic.net
Fri Aug 5 16:40:15 EDT 2005


On Fri, 05 Aug 2005 20:26:36 +0000, rlutwak at comcast.net wrote:

>Usually, Rb clock failures are electronic.  Failed components are 
>generally the same you'd expect on any electronics.  Check first 
>the power supply capacitors.

Someone gave me a Rb source a few years ago that would not lock. It
turned out that the xtal had aged out of the lock range. I think I
actually had to change a fixed capacitor in the tune circuit to get it
in range, but with an adjustment to center it, it works fine.





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