[time-nuts] "Vanguard Ultra precision Golden Oscillator"
kb8tq at n1k.org
Sun Aug 23 11:11:53 EDT 2015
If they are indeed grabbing anything in that package and re-labeling it, I would
be very careful. True TCXO’s (full compensation network) in that package are
relatively rare compared to the enormous number of “precision XO’s” made
in the same package. The XO’s had no real compensation. They simply
relied on a packaged crystal to deliver a tighter stability than the open blank
DIP XO’s of the same era.
The other obvious issue of a relabel process would be that the one I get and
review likely has no relation at all to the one you get and try to use. We could
have parts each built to totally different specs and each made by who knows who.
> On Aug 23, 2015, at 8:16 AM, Tim Shoppa <tshoppa at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mainstream TCXO's moved entirely to surface-mount many years ago.
> These "Vanguard" DIP units have to be washed/replated RFE parts. It's a
> shame they are so completely relabeled because the original
> manufacturer/part number is nowhere to be found, and I'm sure this lost
> info would be interesting to a time-nut. They seem to be especially popular
> with audiophools (probably the gold).
> Tim N3QE
> On Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 4:59 AM, GandalfG8--- via time-nuts <
> time-nuts at febo.com> wrote:
>> The "Vanguard ultra precision Golden TCXO", their description not mine:-),
>> has been listed on Ebay for a while now at various frequencies, and the
>> 0.1 ppm spec caught my eye as a possible replacement for the around 6 or 7
>> ppm oscillator in a DDS function generator I've been using.
>> One typical current auction, for a 25MHz unit, is 111071283814.
>> Has anybody tried any of these and/or come across any more data elsewhere?
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