[time-nuts] "Vanguard Ultra precision Golden Oscillator"
djl at montana.com
Mon Aug 24 13:49:56 EDT 2015
Gee whatever happened to slipping it out of the ol' FT holder and rubbing with
a little toothpaste?
>> On Aug 23, 2015, at 10:29 PM, Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:
>> kb8tq at n1k.org said:
>>> There is not a lot to an un-compensated crystal oscillator. Tuning it on
>>> frequency is fairly simple. Even for odd frequencies Mouser will happily
>>> sell you a crystal for next to nothing. Toss in a handful of parts and you
>>> have a very respectable oscillator. For a basement project … much better
>>> than spending $40 on something suspect from who knows who.
>> What's magic about a crystal as compared to an osc? Is it really easier to
>> get an odd-ball frequency in a crystal vs an osc?
> When I do a Mouser search for frequencies in the range I mentioned, the number
> of frequencies is pretty small. If I switch over to looking at crystals at
> Mouser, the
> frequency choices are a lot greater. Yes, as with the oscillators you need to
> sort out
> the ones that aren’t going to cut it.
> To your point - no, you can’t get anything / any frequency through
> distribution. That’s
> true both of oscillators and of crystals. You just more picks with the
>> The last time I bought a special frequency osc was over 10 years ago. Once
>> found the right company, things were simple. I don't remember the price.
>> the time, it seemed reasonable, but that was for a commercial project rather
>> than a basement lab.
>> Do those companies still exist or have they all fallen through the cracks of
>> higher volumes and lower prices.
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