[time-nuts] worth salvaging ?

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 01:27:21 UTC 2011

Peter a couple of comments.
Great pictures you can really see the technology and if the net connection
wasn't so slow I would look at the eprom dates and such.
I know Odetics, the company well. I think they are long gone or the
goverment div survived so that suggests these are circa 1990-1994.
I have been working with another time-nut to recover austron 2201a
GPS receivers and unfortunately I seem to have come to the conclusion that
we can not get the almanacs to update and will guess this would be the same
issue with these potentially. But the odetics does look a bit newer.

Drawing on the Austron I home brewed a down converter and that allowed me to
at least discover various information. So the fact that you have one working
a great step.
I suspect however the OCXO may not be all that exciting as time-nuttery

On the down converters granted 10 are dead. But any details on the

On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 7:35 PM, Chris Albertson
<albertson.chris at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 3:54 PM, Pete Lancashire
> <pete at petelancashire.com> wrote:
> >
> > I'd like the lists opinion if saving the OCXO is worth puling of the
> board
> You mean is the OCXO worth your time to salvage it?  I don't know but
> from those photos I see 100 parts that are worth my time to salvage.
> I look at those photos and see a goldmine of parts.   I'd even salvage
> the little bead inductors and dip swiches
> The trick is not to worry at all about "collateral damage" on gear
> that is headed to the dumpster.  If you think that way then salvage
> takes very little time.
> --
> =====
> Chris Albertson
> Redondo Beach, California
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