[time-nuts] Poor man's oven
tshoppa at gmail.com
Mon Jun 5 08:13:54 EDT 2017
Here is a national new-technology of the art crystal oven from 1956:
Using the phase change properties of p-dibromobenzene it keeps temperature constant to 0.01C. It notes other organic compounds can be used for different temperature ranges.
Did this oven technology ever get beyond lab use and into the real crystal oven world?
I know in the past decade "thermowax" has been used in Honda lawnmower auto-chokes. I don't think it's ever supposed to be anything but solid, but it undergoes a phase change that causes it to expand by a large fraction.
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> On Jun 5, 2017, at 5:16 AM, Clint Jay <cjaysharp at gmail.com> wrote:
> There's a few 'OCXO' designs out there, I'm not qualified to comment on the
> timenutty quality of them but someone else mentioned Hans Summers offerings
> and I would offer Roman Black's simple design (if it's not been mentioned
> I've no idea if it's useful but it's ridiculously simple to implement.
> Both Hans' and Roman's designs are 'on the list' of things to try for
> myself at some point.
>> On 5 June 2017 at 09:56, Stephen Tompsett <stephen at tompsett.net> wrote:
>> Not quite as simple as the PTC, an alternative may be:
>> No it probably doesn't hold the crystal at it's optimum turn over
>> temperature, but it will keep the temperature of a crystal approximately
>> constant especially on a windswept hilltop.
>>> On 05/06/2017 09:35, Ulf Kylenfall via time-nuts wrote:
>>> The Crystal heater clip wasa Murata "Posistor" soldered onto a clipand
>> they were marketed by Murata.
>>> I once purchased a small amount of theseand used them as "poor man's
>>> Although not perfect by far, they did theirjob and kept my UHF gear
>>> Murata dropped that product many yearsago and I have not been able to
>> findany similar product. The Posistors arelisted by eg. Digi-key but they
>> do not stock them.
>>> Ulf - SM6GXV
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