[time-nuts] R&S XSRM Rubidium
paulswedb at gmail.com
Wed Jan 12 17:41:32 UTC 2011
Did you use a large heat gun or the smaller ones for heat shrink.
I might guess the smaller one
On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 2:29 PM, Magnus Danielson <
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org> wrote:
> On 11/01/11 19:57, paul swed wrote:
>> Crazier question could it be baked in an oven or must you be able to
>> carefully visually watch it?
> I guess you could do that if you only can oriented it there. However, I
> just wanted to play a bit safe and not overheat it... and then I did warm it
> up quite a bit anyway. Contaminating my lab with rubidium and glas splitter
> seems easier to handle than the oven and kitchen... but I don't think it is
> much of a danger anyway...
> On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 1:53 PM, paul swed<paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Crazy question. Though the small rb references are difficult to
>>> they can be. I believe I have seen what you describe. Might this
>>> be used on those also. I have a flaky end of life old telco reference
>>> that I
>>> would open up to try it on. Though no heat gun.
> Well, a heat gun isn't a huge investment but it came in handy for this. If
> you seem the same thing, then try it and see if you get it operating again.
> I did actually learn this trick from a description for a smaller rubidium
> than I tried it on.
> Does the RB really become exhausted or does it plate to the glass like you
> Well, it did not escape from the glas ampule, so it is still safe there.
> Rubidium by itself doesn't need to be a lot in there to work, but Xeon might
> escape. However, temperature and trimming of the RF source should be checked
> first... before giving up on the lamp.
> Thanks for the thread.
> Well, I tough that someone would get inspired. Seems to have triggered two
> so far.
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