[time-nuts] Heathkit GC-1000 WWVDO
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Thu Mar 1 17:30:42 UTC 2012
Spectracom used to be in the WWVB / OCXO combo business. They had a few that
likely fit the modern definition of disciplined. I don't think anybody ever
did a WWV disciplined unit. The path delay issues are just to crazy.
Back when they were new, NBS / NIST was not very happy about the accuracy
that Heathkit advertised for the WWV receivers. I don't think the design had
a problem as much as the marketing sheets.
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Brooke Clarke
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2012 11:41 AM
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Subject: [time-nuts] Heathkit GC-1000 WWVDO
Has anyone done stability plots on the Heathkit GC-1000? Although it's a
clock good to 0.1 seconds, it's also a WWV
disciplined oscillator (WWVDO).
The linear power supply makes use of a 7805 and so heats up the enclosure
which is hard on the electrolytic caps but
also acts as a crystal heater.
On the other hand installing a switching power supply like the PT5101 will
cool the enclosure but may degrade the
stability of the oscillator.
Are there any WWVB disciplined oscillators (WWVBDO)?
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