[time-nuts] Surplus Guidelines, was: Rubidium Standard

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Dec 10 17:28:11 EST 2006

In message <000701c71ca9$36423d70$7b01a8c0 at Inspiron>, "Jason Rabel" writes:
>Thanks for all the info, at least now I won't be scratching my head as much
>when looking at all the various assortments. ;)
>Another thing I was just thinking of, has anyone had any experience with the
>Lucent RFG/RFTG Rubidium (or Crystal) units? I occasionally see some RFTG
>models which I believe has a GPS built in. But recently someone has been
>selling a lot of RFG models (no GPS).

My recommendation is to go for a PRS10 as your first unit.

It is well documented, has a nice serial port where you can peek
and poke at the unit and it is likely to last for a few decades
with great performance.

Yes, I know they're twice as expensive on eBay, but they are worth it
because you are almost guaranteed to get something you can use.

Once you've had some fun with that and learned the ropes, then you
can start to use the lower-grade and consequently cheaper telecom
Rb's for any subsequent needs.

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