[time-nuts] Frequency reference
danrae at verizon.net
Thu Apr 17 10:45:13 EDT 2008
David C. Partridge wrote:
>I'm looking for a frequency reference for my home lab. Cost is an issue.
>I'm considering either a GPSDO such as the Trimble Thunderbolt if I can get
>one at a reasonable price, or possibly a rubidium source.
David, to be considered a true time nut, you will not ever be happy with
just one standard...
But joking apart, the Trimble thunderbolt is a very good place to
start. It can be had for around £130 / $260 US recently from a chinese
vendor on eBay; with the addition of an antenna, free monitoring / set
up program (TboltMon), box and power supply, you then have a very
accurate 10 MHz (and 1 pps) standard that needs no further action to
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