[time-nuts] Power consumption

Bruce Griffiths bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz
Tue Dec 11 23:13:05 EST 2007

Rex wrote:
>> You still 
>> might need a trunk full of batteries though...
>> jeff
> As a ham, I've got a vehicle with a bunch of batteries and they charge 
> off of my engine, but let's be practical. I'd rather spend my battery's 
> energy on long term receiving and on transmitting significant power than 
> on feeding a rubidium or such. Of course, in that vein, I believe my 
> lower power timing solution is adequate to get me making contacts on the 
> frequency. As per my other post tonight, I think a good ocxo is.
> TVB, in his story, implied some of the challenges of feeding three 
> Cesium standards for several days inside of his vehicle. More details 
> would be interesting  in what he used.
> Hmm. Another topic for discussion. Power consumption vs good or better 
> time-nuts performance. Has this been discussed? If not let's start a new 
> thread.

Would it not be best to collect the relevant performance and power
consumption data for known solutions and summarise it in the form of a
table/spreadsheet or similar?
This could then serve as a baseline for new designs/suggestions.


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