[time-nuts] FE5680A Calibration
stake at btinternet.com
Wed Mar 14 16:48:36 UTC 2012
But I haven't got a DSO and the persistence of my scope isn't good enough to
view 10Mhz sampled at 1pps.
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> My fast approach would be to trigger a scope with the 1 PPS from the GPS
> receiver and observe the how the 10 MHz output of your Rb drifts. 1
> full cycle per second is 1 e-7 so you'll need to use an stopwatch to
> time long periods when you are fine adjusting .
> Building (or buying) a GPSDO allows yo to make the comparison between
> both 10 MHz outputs without the jitter in the GPS receiver 1 PPS.
> Probably others in this list can suggest more elaborated and convenient
> approaches to this.
> On 14/03/2012 16:17, Chris Stake wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I purchased a FE5680A from a Chinese Ebay vendor. I have connected it
> to a
> > 16.5V laptop supply, added 7805-based 5V rail and a PMOS Fet switch to
> > a LED for the "locked" signal. I can communicate with it using the
> > Fe5680Calibrator software. As received the frequency offset is set to
> > and the unit seems to work well.
> > I plan to put it into service as a workshop frequency reference and so
> > like to set it close to 10.0Mhz. I have various oscillator modules,
> > generators, SDR receivers, GPS receivers, a scanner, some uncalibrated
> > test-gear. I live in a river valley in North Devon UK so radio reception
> > a bit restricted but I receive digital television via a masthead
> > and long downlead.
> > Could someone please suggest a way of going about this?
> > Regards
> > Chris Stake
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