[time-nuts] Comparing PPS from 2 GPS units

David davidwhess at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 02:01:17 UTC 2012

That is the stuff but Tektronix had some with an even smaller
diameter.  It would be nice to have a new source as I would hate to
cannibalize oscilloscopes for it.

On Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:43:21 -0200, Daniel Mendes <dmendesf at gmail.com>

>Like this?
>Em 17/12/2012 23:39, David escreveu:
>> I wish there was an source for helically wound shielded differential
>> transmission line like the type used in later analog oscilloscopes.
>> The only place I know where to find it is oscilloscope part mules.
>> Essentially it was transmission line with a ridiculously low velocity
>> factor.  It is great for building instant digital delay lines up to
>> the low 10s of nanoseconds range in a small space.
>> On Mon, 17 Dec 2012 20:04:15 -0500, Bob Camp <lists at rtty.us> wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> The nice thing about a spool of coax is that it's got a bit of thermal mass. It will average out a lot of minor temperature ups and downs.
>>> Bob
>>> On Dec 17, 2012, at 4:34 PM, Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:
>>>> lists at rtty.us said:
>>>>> If you are trying to set up say a 1 us delay, you will get ~ 50 ps per
>>>>> degree C in your delay. That's a lot .....
>>>> A while ago, tvb at LeapSecond.com said:
>>>>> A long delay cable is fine too. If these are timing receivers you probably
>>>>> don't need more than 100 ns of delay, once you figure out which receiver is
>>>>> ahead of the other. The cable tempco is low enough not to worry about.
>>>> 100 ns is 50-100 feet.  That's a reasonable length to work with.  But I was
>>>> curious about the temperature coefficient.  Google found this:
>>>>   http://www.hepl.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/phx/notes/cable/cable.html
>>>> which says:
>>>> # Belden 8240 (solid) shows a temperature coefficient of around
>>>> -0.252ps/m/deg in a temperature range between -20 and 30 deg. The coefficient
>>>> becomes steeper beyond 30 deg.
>>>> # Belden 8219 (foam) shows a larger temperature coefficient of around -0.352
>>>> ps/m/deg than that of 8240 in the similar temperature range. The coefficient
>>>> becomes steeper beyond 30 deg, but less steeper than that of 8240.
>>>> # Fujikura RG58-A/U shows the smallest temperature coefficient of around
>>>> -0.152 ps/m/deg, but in a narrow temperature range between -10 and 20 deg.
>>>> The coefficient beyond 20 deg is much steeper than the others.
>>>> To pick round numbers, 30 meters and 3 C and 0.25 ps/m/C gives 25 ps.
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