[time-nuts] MTI 260-0624-D OCXO

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Thu Feb 18 08:11:03 EST 2016

Bob is point on

Said another way ...few of us consider the value of our time in these 
projects ..Lets say your personal time is worth $50/hour (cheap cheap 
for a professional today) let's say you have to spend 10 hours testing 
this oscillator that puts the real cost of the oscillator at $500+ .... 
suddenly some things don't look like such good bargains.

The other side of the coin is that if you learn something new about 
oscillators and their behavior and the supporting electronics circuitry 
  then $500 is a cheap educational seminar <grin>.


On 2/18/2016 7:09 AM, Bob Camp wrote:
> Hi
> It is*much*  better to have an OCXO that you do not need to test to death.
> There is simply to much testing to do. A modern factory does not test the
> quality into the product (of any sort) they design in and build it in. The same
> is true of the normal customer for virtually any component. They make sure
> the parts come from somebody they can trust and save a lot of testing time.
> That said, yes, I have a pile of scrap parts sitting in front of me as I type this.
> It’s a hobby. Time does not count. It lets me play with all sorts of toys doing
> the testing. I occasionally learn things in the process. Mostly I learn that
> my hope of a 100% perfect batch is still a dream ….
> Bob

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