[time-nuts] Frequency counters

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Fri Aug 20 18:44:54 UTC 2010

> I'm also beginning to look for a counter with very similar requirements.
> Studying eBay the other day, I came to the conclusion that an HP 5384A would
> be a good option, combining small size (compared to older rackmount
> counters), adequate resolution, an external reference input, and
> availability at fairly low prices.

One thing to add to your checklist...  Does it have a (noisy) fan?

I suspect anything that is low cost won't have a lot of parts it in so won't 
make much heat and won't need a fan.  But you might find a good deal on a 
fancy/noisy unit.

These are my opinions, not necessarily my employer's.  I hate spam.

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