[time-nuts] Tracor Omega VLF Synthesizer
brooke at pacific.net
Wed Aug 24 12:49:00 EDT 2005
Mike Murphy is selling an Omega Station, see:
Brooke Clarke, N6GCE
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Bob Voelker wrote:
> Does anyone have any information on the Tracor
> Omega VLF Synthesizer? It seems to be some kind
> of a precision frequency and time interval reference
> for the Omega navigation system.
> Although the Omega navigation system and thus the
> Tracor synthesizer are no longer used, it would
> still be fascinating to get a better understanding
> of this piece of cold-war electronics history.
> Here are more details to help identify the Tracor
> Omega VLF Synthesizer:
> -There is no model number on the
> unit, only the part number 142801-0001.
> -The serial number is blank.
> -It was made around 1985.
> -The synthesizer and its power supply each are
> 3-1/2" high, 19" wide white rack panels mounted
> in one blue carrying case. The depth of the
> synthesizer and power supply is about 19".
> -Eight toggle switches select "Omega
> Format Segment": A, B, C, ..., H.
> -Four toggle switches are for
> "Freq Sel (kHz)": 10.2, 13.6, 11-1/3, 11.05.
> -The power supply, labeled "Power Interface", has
> a round mil-style 15-contact connector
> labeled "Signal Output".
> -There is an Austron 1100 ovenized 5.304 MHz crystal
> oscillator inside. (Does anyone know the specs for
> the Austron 1100?)
> I've seen Tracor frequency references and comparators
> before, but nothing like this unit.
> Any information would be appreciated.
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