[time-nuts] Thunderbolt accuracy...??
kirbybq at bellsouth.net
Sun Dec 21 01:04:00 UTC 2008
I do not think so. Most telephone company stuff is engineered to last
20+ years - it takes them a few years to recoup there investments cost
wise, and the electronics are usually close to mil specs.
Probably what happens, is they engineer a whole new system and all the
old systems , racks and all go.
Edwin B. Walker wrote:
> I wonder if companies don't junk equipment because "electrolytic capacitors
> last years not decades" Does this make sense?
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>> Richard W. Solomon wrote:
>>> ..."junk GPSDO"... . Are you sure of that statement ?
>>> The Cal Lab where I retired from had one of those "junk GPSDO's"
>>> that they used. The only difference between theirs and mine (that
>>> I built) was the 3 orders of magnitude difference in price !!
>>> 73, Dick, W1KSZ
>> He said, [a] "junk GPSDO that I salvaged from telco equipment."
>> A poor choice of words, perhaps, but I think the intention may be that
>> the telco took it out of service for some reason and "junked" it. Not
>> necessarily an adjective denoting quality. More than 90 % of my
>> high-tech equipment is "junk".
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