John Ackermann N8UR
jra at febo.com
Sat Jan 19 20:37:38 EST 2008
James R. Gorr said the following on 01/19/2008 07:41 PM:
> What I am trying to accomplish is provide a reference
> for my HP 3586C. I want to try my hand at the FMT in
> I have a set of the Lucent RFTG-m-XO and RFTG-m-RB.
> My options are use the RB as stand alone or use the XO
> with the GPS, or combine the two. (I believe I have
> the "matched set" that should work together).
> Either way, they both output 15 MHz sine wave and the
> RB outputs 10 MHz square wave.
> Is there an advantage using one over the other? I
> would like to set them up together as the matched set
> they are supposed to be, although I don't think there
> is any advantage to that for me really.
IIRC, the 3586 wants a sine wave reference, and gets fairly unhappy if
it doesn't see one.
Of course, another option is to stick a low pass filter following the 10
MHz square wave; knock off the odd harmonics, and you'll have a sine
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