[time-nuts] Large Qty HP C-Beam Tubes available
bownes at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 17:55:06 UTC 2011
I'm going to be in the area next month and might be able to pick some up and redistribute them if that is of any assistance.
If I can end up with a clock somehow, I'd be interested in that too.
On Jan 15, 2011, at 12:33 PM, "J. Forster" <jfor at quik.com> wrote:
> 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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