AW: [time-nuts] 5061 Cs frequency shift with long time constant?
Tom Van Baak
tvb at leapsecond.com
Wed Apr 6 14:26:22 EDT 2005
> My reprint of the manual has an asterisk by R6, but the note isn't there
> (I suspect I have some missing pages). The schematic around the mode
> switch is a bit of a rat's nest to follow, but it looks like there's
> 100k across the 12M R6 in normal mode, while in LTC mode R6 by itself
> works against the 8uF C8.
Ah, interesting -- that note appears in the series
1248 manual (Feb 73) but not the series 1740
(June 1978). It shows up on the bottom of both
figure 8-2 (page 8-3) and figure/page 8-5.
That's why you won't find it in the online 5061A
manual (series 1740A).
PHK is also correct that what is C8 in some units
is C2/C3 in others.
Maybe it's time to put the manual aside and open
it up to have a look.
> The note seems only to apply to the high performance tube option. I
> wonder if it's not called out for standard unit because there's
> something different in the circuit, or just because the shift is within
> spec for the normal tube? The 2E-12 is pretty similar to what I saw
> when I made the switch.
That was my guess too; the standard unit isn't
good enough for this to matter much. I think the
option 004 tubes are also the only ones with the
degauss option. Note also that older 5061A didn't
have a LTC position on the mode switch.
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