[time-nuts] HP 3335A for the impoverished experimenter
rob at nc0b.com
Mon Nov 9 10:26:15 EST 2015
The phase noise of the 3335A is typically much better than spec. Definitely way better than a 3336C and has one of the worlds best laser-trimmed attenuators. The 8642A and 8662A are better on phase noise, but much harder to keep working. Anyone wanting a great signal generator should jump at this.
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> On Nov 9, 2015, at 5:31 AM, "Bill Hawkins" <bill at iaxs.net> wrote:
> I have the subject frequency synthesizer and the expanded foam shipping
> container it arrived in.
> I also have to move to an apartment in a life care community in two
> True, the focus of this list seems to be on 10 MHz, but if you'd like to
> experiment with precision frequencies between 200 Hz and 80 MHz, this is
> for you.
> The instrument has been checked with a few minor repairs. It is fully
> functional as measured with a Racal 1992 counter and rubidium external
> standard. Amplitude was checked with a Triplett 630 VOM, so accuracy of
> the measurement was 5% and didn't go down to millivolts. A scope could
> see that there was output that low and seemed to follow the dB ratios.
> I'm asking $200 for it shipped in continental US. The Racal counter is
> available for $100 shipped.
> At this point I don't care if it goes to a dealer who sells it for
> $1500. But if there are multiple requests, it goes to the best
> impoverished experimenter story.
> Please reply directly to bill at iaxs.net, not the list.
> It's been fun.
> Bill Hawkins
> P.S. Also have a 3335A parts unit and an Efratom FRK L rubidium pulled
> from a Collins Omega navigation set, oh, and a set of the older Lucent
> RFTG XO and RB units. The newer units don't have RB oscillators.
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