[time-nuts] Mini-time lab cost and maintenance
mark at alignedsolutions.com
Thu Apr 9 17:47:32 EDT 2015
It's hard to provide advice without more details but obtaining two or more counters and references would also likely be helpful.
In my small lab I find it helpful to compare the performance of a "device under test" to two or more references at the same time. This helps me decide if I am observing a change caused by the "device under test" or the reference.
Just my $.02 worth
On 2015-04-07, at 11:43 AM, Ole Petter Ronningen <opronningen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Every timelab needs a time interval counter. I'd say look for a HP 5334B
> with option 010. I've picked up two from ebay for about USD100 each, and
> that comes with a decent 18011. After that, watch your cash disappear as
> you discover a need for faster/better/more accurate instruments, not to
> mention better and better oscillators..
> On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 12:33 AM, Chris Albertson <albertson.chris at gmail.com>
>> You can do a lot for $200 if you can build electronics yourself.
>> Decent GPS with PPS starts at under $20 on eBay. Same for surplus
>> 10MHz oscillators. People have build usable counters for cheap
>> microprocessor development boards and software. But it all depends
>> on what you want to measure
>> On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 9:30 AM, Adam Blakney <akblakney at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I was wondering how expensive it would be to have even a small and lower
>>> level time lab. What are some less expensive models of machinery i would
>>> need, and how much maintenance is required?
>>> Thanks, Adam
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