[time-nuts] Opening an Isotemp OCXO

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 10:14:04 EDT 2016

Another MIT-er. Well the only way I have handled them is with a small torch.
Clamp the unit. Heat the solder and it will flow down to the low point and
tend to drip out.
Stick a small xacto knife in to break any remaining solder loose.
Not super pretty but all of it can be cleaned up usually and then
Hey its dead whats to loose?

On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 9:11 AM, Peter Reilley <preilley_454 at comcast.net>

> I bought an Isotemp OCXO82-59 with a frequency of 10 MHz for a $3 at the
> MIT flea market.
> As expected it was dead.   It heats up as expected but looking at the
> output with a scope there
> is nothing.   However looking at the output with a spectrum analyzer I can
> see a faint 10 MHz
> signal.   It seems that the oscillator is running but the output circuitry
> is dead.   Reasonable
> assumption?
> Anyway, has anyone had any luck unsoldering the tin case without
> destroying it?
> Pete.
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