[time-nuts] HP5370B in the house

Didier Juges didier at cox.net
Fri Jun 22 20:44:54 EDT 2007

Congratulations Magnus.

Everyone needs at least one HP 5370, the more the better, even though 
mine are 'A' models...

One thing that has been mentioned before: the 5370 runs hot, both in 
terms of performance (good) and heat-wise (not so good). Be careful with 
the rear heat sink. You can fry eggs on it... It is noisy too.

Didier KO4BB

Magnus Danielson wrote:
> Hi Fellow Time-nuts,
> My HP5370B arrived yesterday. I thought I needed to have one.
> The bad thing was that the packaging was not really as I would have wishes, so
> the package had been misshandled and was "soft" on the walls. The left handle
> was severly bent and also the lower back-foot was twisted out of place and the
> screw was bent. The display rate knob was also bent, but still turns. Looks
> like a separate incident. Opening things up and everything looks OK. I also
> did the arrival checkout and it checks out OK. The oscillator don't seem to be
> too off in frequency so I don't think that it was hurt by the crash.
> I have been fairly fortunate so far in shipping in general, so this was a
> border case. This will not be my only counter thought, so I have a higher
> tolerance for discrepancies. It is certainly not DOA, just a bit beat up.
> Besides those issues, it looks like a good unit and I will need to clean the
> cover off.
> I will trim it up eventually (that is, later this weekend, maybe today). A few
> of the tests in the full program could be a little hard to do with the gear I
> have where as many will be fairly easy.
> Just came to realize that I now have 4 HP 10811 oscillators throughout my
> instruments. However none laying on the side. Yeat.
> Cheers,
> Magnus
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