[time-nuts] Trimble Thunderbolt, any easy way to create 500 MHz reference from one?

Tom Van Baak tvb at LeapSecond.com
Sat May 18 20:27:36 EDT 2013

> Is there any fairly easy way to multiply the output of a Thunderbolt to
> have a 500MHz reference at about 4dBm? Thanks.


If you already have or are planning to make a standalone 500 MHz local oscillator, you could divide this by 50 and *replace* the TBolt 10 MHz OCXO similar to what John did (http://www.ke5fx.com/tbolt.htm). That way the TBolt does all the phase locking and disciplining for you, for free.


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