[time-nuts] Heathkit clock available
brooke at pacific.net
Wed Aug 10 15:56:53 EDT 2016
For night viewing ceiling projection clocks are the way to go. I have both very old ones and a new (WWVB) one.
The lesser of evils is still evil.
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> The GC-1000 was the Most Accurate Clock. This new GC-1006 is Most
> Reliable without mentioning accuracy.
> The ad says that the standby oscillator can be calibrated by pushing
> some buttons on the back. Wondering how they do that almost makes me
> want to buy a simple clock that is $100 per pound. Perhaps there is a
> motor that turns a tuning capacitor to make the standby oscillator match
> the line frequency. More likely software changes the number of counts of
> some inexpensive XO per cycle.
> I have an alarm clock with 2" seven segment LEDS that I can read without
> glasses. Its backup oscillator is LC, and somewhat faster than the line.
> It has carried me through the short outages I've experienced.
> There's not enough info on what's behind the Santa Cruz rebirth of
> Heathkit. If I thought they were solid, I'd buy a kit to help prime the
> pump, so to speak. As it is, I'll be looking for neon-colored seven
> segment arrays a bit taller than those in the GC-1006.
> No doubt, there are many schemes for disciplining 60 (or 50) Hz
> oscillators with 1 PPS.
> TIA for any helpful comments.
> Bill Hawkins
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