[time-nuts] T-Bolts object to being dropped.....
vu2zap at gmail.com
Sat Jan 8 14:21:07 UTC 2011
I wonder what could have caused this? Other than the xtals, what could be shock sensitive I wonder!
At 08-01-2011, you wrote:
> Hello, Time Nutters....
> Last week I was rearranging gear
> on a shelf over my workbench. I managed
> to knock my T-bolt off the shelf and onto
> the top of the workbench, about a 20-inch
> fall. After I finished calling myself a
> $#@$%&*#@ idiot, I hooked it back up and,
> just as I feared, there was a "BAD OSCILLATOR"
> warning and something about an "OSCILLATOR
> AGE" warning. There was no oscillator
> output. AAAARRRRggghhhh....
> Taking it apart to see what I could find, I
> noted that the OCXO WAS running, but apparently
> so far off that no lock occurred.
> Thinking I had nothing to lose, I considered
> removing the access screw over the oscillator
> tweaking adjustment and seeing if I could
> resurrect it, but decided I had done enough
> damage for the day and went back into the house
> whimpering over the demise of my T-bolt.
> However, the next day, it had recovered all on its
> own, at least enough that there was normal
> output, although the steering voltage was nearly
> at its limit. Over the following week, it
> slowly recovered and appears now to be back to
> normal with all parameters right where they
> used to be. No permanent damage seems to have
> been done....
> Mike Baker
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