[time-nuts] FTS-4060 Start Up Instructions

Bill Janssen billj at ieee.org
Tue Aug 17 20:21:17 EDT 2004


Bill Janssen wrote:

> Brooke Clarke wrote:
>
>> Hi:
>>
>> My FTS-4060 has arrived and I need startup instructions.
>> Also how to use the controls behind the panel:
>> Manual Scan: Loop Gain/Control Voltage - Increase/Decrease
>> MOD: On/Off
>> Loop: Closed/Open
>> C Field Adjustment: nnn (now 888)(size of step?)
>>
>> The meter readings are
>> Name         at power up    after about 1/2 hour
>> Xtal Oven    0.5        3.5 and steady
>> CS Oven        3.0        1.4 and steady
>> Beam        0.0        2.9 sometimes drops to 0 and comes back
>> Control        5.0        sawtooth 0 to 5
>> Supply        2.9        2.9
>> Charge        0        0 (no internal batteries)
>> Thanks for any help,
>>
>> Brooke Clarke
>
>
> When I used one of these I just plugged it in and turned it on. After 
> a warm up period
> it would be on frequency. It's been 13 years so my memory of what the 
> meter reads
> is almost nonexistent.
>
> I do remember going through the calibration procedure just for 
> experience. I used a HP
> signal generator locked to the 4060 and set for (I think) 60 KHz. The 
> 60 KHz was input to the
> 4060 and (I think) I adjusted the C field for some meter indication. 
> The MOD had to be on
> for the adjustment.
>
> You really need the book or advice from someone with a better memory :-)
>
> Good luck.
>
> Bill K7NOM 

Just occurred to me that you might be able to get some info from 
Symmetricom.Com.

Symmetricom still has a facility in Beverly MA which is where FTS made 
that 4060.
Symmetricom has replacement tubes and adjustment procedures for many Cs 
standards

Bill K7NOM





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