[time-nuts] Which First GPSDO to buy?

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 19:13:06 EST 2014

Dave welcome to the time nuts. Oh the question we all wonder about. What
should I buy? It depends on the need and the key question is what do you
need to do. A reference is a mighty wide statement on this forum. Is it ham
Its easy to get bitten by the accuracy bug. Its starts out simple an oven
oscillator and soon you have a GPS DO and finally a cesium reference after
you have sold your house.
Be careful.

I see that ASI has now sold 112 of the Lucent units I am happy with my
units and they compare well to the HP 3801 and Tbolt in behavior. That said
someone will correct me about how bad they are compared to X, Y, or Z. But
fine for my needs and thats the key. What do you need?

On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 6:20 PM, Dave Daniel <kc0wjn at gmail.com> wrote:
> All,
> As a relative newcomer to this list, I have been reading the posts
> concerning GPSDOs. I have what I hope is a simple question.
> For a newcomer to this field, which GPSDO would be better to purchase as a
> first-time acquisition:
> TIMING SYSTEM", eBay item 321560316836, or
> - This "Nortel Trimble NTBW50AA GPSTM 10MHz Oscillator GPSDO + Antenna
> &Acc. Thunderbolt", eBay item 301434579384
> I am looking for a reference for my lab. Experimentation with GPSDOs will
> come later.
> Thanks
> DaveD
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