[time-nuts] Thunderbolt Loop Damping

Richard W. Solomon w1ksz at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 8 00:23:47 EDT 2008

Did your zero key stick ??
If I counted all them zeros correctly I get 1 part in 10e24 ???

Man thats some rock !!

73, Dick, W1KSZ

-----Original Message-----
>From: Bruce Griffiths <bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz>
>Sent: Jul 7, 2008 10:14 PM
>To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement <time-nuts at febo.com>
>Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Thunderbolt Loop Damping
>Tom Clifton wrote:
>> The manual doesn't give much direction on tweaking the disciplining parameters.  Also, not having anything better to compare results to, I'm pretty handicapped.  Has anybody done any tweaking and perhaps can offer any suggestions?  
>> Over the weekend I was able to get a GPS antenna on the roof coupled to the receiver in the basement by using an abandoned run of RG6 (Thanks Direct-TV! - The AT&T U-Verse doesn't fade during storms...)  Logging of the 10mhz shows it stays pretty much under 0.05ppb.  The Excel graphs are easy to generate, but not easy to use if that makes sense.  Limited to 32k datapoints per graph and very difficult to zoom in on.
>> Also, Is anybody else as confused as I am by negative ppb numbers???  is 0.00ppb the 10x-11 "baseline" so that -0.01ppb is really 0.009ppb?
>> Tom
>Surely the ppb measure just reflects the measured frequency error 
>(actual OCXO frequency - 10.00000000000000000000000MHz ) in parts per 
>billion, so a -ve ppb just means the sign of the error has opp0site that 
>for a +ve ppb number.
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