[time-nuts] Thunderbolt monitor

John Miles jmiles at pop.net
Thu Jul 17 00:00:11 EDT 2008

Yeah, those Noritake parts are very nice.  I wouldn't expect trouble from

There is a slight possibility of additional EMI versus an LCD, obviously
nothing that would cause trouble at the end of an RS232 cable.

-- john, KE5FX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com]On
> Behalf Of Jeffrey Pawlan
> Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 8:40 PM
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Thunderbolt monitor
> Regarding the VFD display, although they may be very different
> one manufacturer
> to another, I can definitely dispute a prior statement made that
> VFDs in general
> have a short lifetime and become dim.  They are universally used
> in VCRs, DVD
> players, microwave ovens, and some clocks.  I have never had one
> become dim or
> burn out. The displays in my appliances are on even when the  rest of the
> appliance is off. I have never seen one become dim even after 15 years of
> on-time.
> I look forward to your project.
> 73,
> Jeffrey Pawlan,  WA6KBL
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