[time-nuts] Large Qty HP C-Beam Tubes available
jfor at quik.com
Sat Jan 15 17:33:27 UTC 2011
I doubt the shipping issue is really problematic. The amount of Cs is so
small and so well contained it presents no real hazzard.
If you want to be on the safe side, pack the tubes really well and ship
them UPS or FedEx Ground.
> I, for one would be very willing to take a chance on one or two tubes
> and see if there is any life left in them, but sadly I live in Va.
> I have e-mailed a friend in Boulder to see if he ever heads out in
> your direction but I don't think he does very often.
> Please keep me in mind if you uncover a way to address the shipping
> issue or if another steps up to buy the lot, as I would be willing to
> contact them as well.
> -Brian Justin, WA1ZMS
> Forest, VA
> On Jan 15, 2011, at 8:07 AM, "gbusg" <gbusg at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Regarding the various discussions regarding CS reservoir depletion...
>> I should probably mention that I'm helping the family of my friend,
>> the late
>> Chuck Norton (who owned Frequency Standards and Services in Colorado
>> Springs) with their sale of the equipment Chuck had in his lab and
>> inventory. We've been selling the more "generic" equipment on eBay,
>> holding some of the time & freq. stuff for now in case time-nuts
>> folks want
>> some of it.
>> There's a large qty of used (mostly HP) Cesium Beam Tubes. I didn't
>> them yet, but going by memory I'd say there might be 10 or 15 of them.
>> Probably mostly for the HP 5060A and HP 5061A.
>> If anybody's interested, I can inventory the exact part numbers of
>> tubes for you. Keep in mind they're all used tubes in unknown
>> condition. So
>> we must assume they don't work. Probably they can be had for a very
>> reasonable price - but the family says that, due to the DOT-SP11401
>> paperwork & complications when shipping cesium beam tubes, they
>> would prefer
>> local pickup (in Colorado Springs) on the tubes. So that might make it
>> difficult - unless someone will be passing through Colorado Springs,
>> or they
>> have suggestions on how to easily ship the tubes?
>> Contact me off list if for further information.
>> My best,
>> P.S. There are also quite a few HP 5061A and other similar time &
>> pieces (e.g., several HP 5087A, etc.). I've not yet tested any of
>> stuff, so don't know the condition. Probably at least his main
>> cesium beam
>> standard (that was part of his NIST time & frequency service system)
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