[time-nuts] Inexpensive Alternative to a 5120A

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 07:06:20 EDT 2016

Let's back up, start over.   I want to use an SDR-like thing to
characterize my new 10MHz oscillator, or actually to compare it to my
What are the steps?

Then after we list the steps I want to see why so many samples are required

Or maybe a better way to ask is "How will the results be limited if I
can only sample at 2.3 MSPS?

Obviously I'n not directly sampling there 10MHz signal.  I'm sampling
there frequency difference that a mixer gives me.

On Sun, Oct 9, 2016 at 4:16 PM, Bob Camp <kb8tq at n1k.org> wrote:
> Hi
>> On Oct 9, 2016, at 6:18 PM, Chris Albertson <albertson.chris at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Likely the lowest cost way to get into that is with a TV tuner USB
>> dongle. They cost about $20.   People are able to get about 2.4 mega
>> samples per second.
> Except that you need about 30 mega samples ...

Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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