[time-nuts] Opening an Isotemp OCXO

Christopher Hoover ch at murgatroid.com
Tue Oct 18 12:26:39 EDT 2016

I got one open without too much much trouble with a propane torch.  Work
fast, use gravity and have something pointy to pry with as you go.

73 de ai6kg

On Oct 18, 2016 6:14 AM, "Peter Reilley" <preilley_454 at comcast.net> wrote:

> 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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