[time-nuts] Tbolt issues
EWKehren at aol.com
EWKehren at aol.com
Sun Sep 11 08:07:23 EDT 2016
I was not part of or following the original Tbolt discussions. My setup at
the time was Loran C with Austron 2110, backed up with Cs and 60 Khz using
a Tracor 599H. My work was focused on FRK FRS Rb’s using Shera with very
good results. At the same time Juerg was using a PRS10 controlled by a Tbolt
and feeding a OSA FO3/8600. With the demise of Loran C I switched to Tbolt
feeding the 2110 because I did see the frequency jumps. Juerg’s PRS10 died
a year ago and he replaced it with his Tbolt, expecting the FO3 to clean
up the Tbolt. After disappointing results on some of our work urged him to
do a cross matrix on all his sources and found out the FO3 did nothing to
the Tbolt He bought his first one through Tarp. I bought 1 for him and 2 for
me all US sellers.
Off list Tom has looked at Juergs data and we and he are convinced that
antenna and equipment is good. We have used auto tune and variable settings.
On our to do list was temperature control and clean up loop. In order to do
an analog clean up we need short interval changes and that is why I went
on the list since we have not been able to do it and looking at past posting
have not found data that will get us there. For our work frequency has to
be better than 1 E-11 one second, he had it with the PRS 10 setup. Unless
some one can help us with settings that make analog loop clean up possible we
will not revisit Tbolt. Juerg will use it as an excellent 1pps source and
I will use it with the 2110 which is digital and has a 100 second loop.We
are already refocusing on work on a FRK/M100 GPSDO plan on having it up and
running with in a month, waiting for boards. Last two years distracted by
clean up of the Shera code before releasing it, controller for FE 5680 5650
and FE 405.
In a message dated 9/10/2016 5:48:49 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
csteinmetz at yandex.com writes:
> Looks like we are not the only ones trying to improve frequency
> performance and hopefully some one will share settings.
You are coming very late to the Tbolt party. There was a veritable
blizzard of posts about optimizing Tbolt performance, which began maybe
10 or 11 years ago (??) and lasted for several years, and a steady
trickle since then. Everything that is possible to be said was posted,
often several times. Go back in the list archives and read this
material -- it will answer all of your questions (and lots more that you
haven't asked yet).
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