[time-nuts] Making a HP 10811 better

ed breya eb at telight.com
Tue Sep 20 00:55:36 UTC 2011

I think mineral oil would be just fine thermally and chemically - the 
problem would be in keeping it where it belongs, leak-free. Some 
things may need modification or adjustment, since the higher 
dielectric constant would cause all inter-node capacitances to 
increase, compared to air. The trim cap(s) for the oscillator would 
especially be affected, presuming the oil can get inside every "open" 
component. Also, any bubbles or voids in the oil fill that can move 
may cause slight effects related to orientation.


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