[time-nuts] Inexpensive Alternative to a 5120A
kb8tq at n1k.org
Fri Oct 7 13:31:47 EDT 2016
Last time I saw a price on a 5120A, it was in the > $30K range. That was a while ago so things may have
changed for better or for worse. A TimePod is roughly 1/3 of that. Either way, pretty expensive for a basement lab.
> On Oct 7, 2016, at 12:52 PM, Cube Central <cubecentral at gmail.com> wrote:
> I saw that someone was using one of these: http://www.microsemi.com/products/timing-synchronization-systems/test-measurement/test-sets/5120a
> ...and the more I looked at it, the more I wanted one. However, I couldn't get a price for one, but only quotes. This can only mean that they are really expensive and out of reach of mere mortal novice time-nut like myself.
> Is there an alternative that someone could point me to that would cost only a couple hundred rather than (what I expect) is a couple thousand? How would I go about gathering the data needed for these nifty ADEV graphs I see floating about in here?
> Could there be a kit or something that I can plug into a PC? I really don't even know where to start looking?
> Thanks - in advance - for any suggestions!
> -Randal R.
> (at CubeCentral)
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