[time-nuts] HP 5300B - HP 5308A Counter Time Base Question...

Tom Miller tmiller11147 at verizon.net
Sat Nov 1 15:45:22 EDT 2014

Hi Bert,

The service manual for the 5300B is on the keysight.com site under manuals.


Do you have a frequency reference (house standard) that you can use to 
adjust the reference in the counter? See the manual.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Burt I. Weiner" <biwa at att.net>
To: <time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2014 3:19 PM
Subject: [time-nuts] HP 5300B - HP 5308A Counter Time Base Question...

>I was recently given a HP-5300B / 5308A counter. I thought it might be 
>handy when I'm at an AM broadcast transmitter and needed to make "rough" 
>frequency measurements.  It turns out that at 1000 kHz it reads about 4.5 
>Hz high. Looking inside I'm not sure if there's a time base adjustment.  I 
>looked at the on-line manuals available and I don't find any reference to 
>adjusting the time base frequency.  Does anyone here know anything about 
>these counters?  Is there a schematic available?  I'm not looking for 
>precision, but 4.5 Hz at 1 MHz seems a tad much.
> Burt, K6OQK
> Burt I. Weiner Associates
> Broadcast Technical Services
> Glendale, California  U.S.A.
> biwa at att.net
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