[time-nuts] Need 10 MHz for DSN space-probe hunting

taylor david david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Sep 13 15:24:47 EDT 2016

> Hello, Time-Nutters--
> Full disclosure--  I am a complete newbie at understanding the
> intricacies of generating a really stable, low phase noise, accurate
> frequency reference for microwave reception up around the 8 GHz
> DSN (Deep Space Network) band.  I have been following the back
> and forth comments on the Time-Nuts list about improving the
> Trimble T-bolt's 10 MHz output but confess that most of it is pretty
> much deeper technical voo-doo than I am comfortable with.
> Accordingly, what possible options might I have open to obtaining
> a decent 10 MHz frequency reference for working up at the 8 GHz
> DSN band?   Any feedback on this will be much appreciated!
> Mike Baker
> Gainesville FL
> (Micanopy, actually, about 12 miles south of Gainesville)

Briefly, Mike, there's an easy to use unit here, which takes a puck GPS antenna
and can run off USB +5V:


Perhaps it might meet your needs?


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