[time-nuts] PM6680 or 53131A for TimePod
not.again at btinternet.com
Mon Nov 16 16:32:36 EST 2015
PM6681's turn up at quite a good price too, and you get a lot of
extras over the 6680 - does anyone know if Timelab will work with a
On Sun, 15 Nov 2015 15:10:42 -0800, you wrote:
>I'm using the actual time pod for paying activities. This would be a counter for time nuttery using the time pod software. In those cases Where I don't want to fire up the 5071.
>I'm familiar with the Keysight counters and I have a lot of them into the high Ghz ranges
>The 53131 is spec'd to 500ps and the 6680 is spec'd at 250ps
>I've also been leaning in the 53131 direction but I'd like to have the best tool for the job at hand
>Content by Scott
>Typos by Siri
>> On Nov 15, 2015, at 1:59 PM, Bob Camp <kb8tq at n1k.org> wrote:
>> I guess the first question would be - If you have a Time Pod, what do you need a counter for?
>> Based on a guess that you need extended frequency range, either would do pretty well. My vote
>> would go to the HP for a couple of reasons:
>> 1) Its more broadly supported in terms of driver software (which may or may not matter to you).
>> 2) Its a more common item on the auction sites, so parts are easier to find.
>> 3) It shares some parts (like the power supply) with the (cheaper) 53181
>> No those are not great big reasons to go for one over the other. They are very similar devices. One
>> has an LCD that has a finite life. The other has a VFD that also has a finite life. Both are custom, thats
>> a tie. Some like the command (button) arrangement on one over the other. I think its more a what
>> are you used to thing than anything else. On the 53131 you need to hit the Run button in some cases.
>> I have not watched the prices on the Fluke. I have kept track of the 53131s. A good price on one
>> these days is below $600 ( = you may need to shop a bit, but they do show up).
>>> On Nov 15, 2015, at 1:45 PM, Scott McGrath <scmcgrath at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Which counter would be best for use with time pod I have a chance to buy each at a reasonable prices i.e. < 1000 US
>>> Thanks in advance Scott
>>> Content by Scott
>>> Typos by Siri
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