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

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 12:03:49 UTC 2011

Yes I would believe many know the answer.
Its in the first few pages of the 5065 manual and you can get that at the
several sites free.
Its rb flooding as I recall. I remember the pix.
It explained what it is and what to do. I think there was a recovery
But do not recall the details.

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 3:37 AM, Peter Bell <bell.peter at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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