[time-nuts] "Vanguard Ultra precision Golden Oscillator"

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Sun Aug 23 13:35:45 EDT 2015


I think the lead length on the parts argues against them being pulls from boards. It does
*not* eliminate the possibility. I’ve seen low cost manufacture that never did any lead trim. 
I would not put it at the top of my list for “fancy oscillator of the year”. The price is high enough
that you could put together a fairly nice un-compensated XO from parts for much less money.
If it *is* an XO, you are paying a lot for it. 


> On Aug 23, 2015, at 12:30 PM, GandalfG8--- via time-nuts <time-nuts at febo.com> wrote:
> Hmmmm....
> I think I'm convinced, I had my doubts to start with and  now have enough 
> more to ensure I follow a different  route:-)
> Regards
> Nigel
> Hi
> 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. 
> Bob
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