[time-nuts] Long term storage of HP5065A Rb frequency standard

Peter Bell bell.peter at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 07:37:04 UTC 2011

It just occured to me that if anyone knew the answer to this, they
would likely be on this list.

I remember that when you put the HP5065A into storage, you were
supposed to unplug a little cable from the Rb cell and wire it up to
an external power supply - does anyone know exactly what this did, why
is was necessary, and what the likely likely outcome is if these units
are stored for an extended period of time (> 10 years) in a fairly
uncontrolled environment (I.E. and attic) without doing this?

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