[time-nuts] T-Bolts object to being dropped.....
mpb45 at clanbaker.org
Sat Jan 8 14:11:02 UTC 2011
Hello, Time Nutters....
Last week I was rearranging gear
on a shelf over my workbench. I managed
to knock my T-bolt off the shelf and onto
the top of the workbench, about a 20-inch
fall. After I finished calling myself a
$#@$%&*#@ idiot, I hooked it back up and,
just as I feared, there was a "BAD OSCILLATOR"
warning and something about an "OSCILLATOR
AGE" warning. There was no oscillator
Taking it apart to see what I could find, I
noted that the OCXO WAS running, but apparently
so far off that no lock occurred.
Thinking I had nothing to lose, I considered
removing the access screw over the oscillator
tweaking adjustment and seeing if I could
resurrect it, but decided I had done enough
damage for the day and went back into the house
whimpering over the demise of my T-bolt.
However, the next day, it had recovered all on its
own, at least enough that there was normal
output, although the steering voltage was nearly
at its limit. Over the following week, it
slowly recovered and appears now to be back to
normal with all parameters right where they
used to be. No permanent damage seems to have
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