[time-nuts] Surplus Lucent RFTG-m-II units in rack shelf

Jeff AC0C keepwalking188 at ac0c.com
Fri May 12 15:16:35 EDT 2017


I bought one also.  Figured it was worth $150 in educational value alone 
given I've never done anything with Rb before.  Hope it ends up being a good 
lesson and not a bad one.  hi hi

73/jeff/ac0c
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-----Original Message----- 
From: paul swed
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2017 8:05 AM
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Surplus Lucent RFTG-m-II units in rack shelf

Hello to the group.
A good price but the RBs are quite old I have 4 of these units purchased at
$25 each some 4 years ago. Like the oscillator. Well worth what I paid. RBs
are OK but aged and running out of fumes. I have reheated the rb lamp and
recovered several of the units.
Good luck.
Regards
Paul
WB8TSL

On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 4:48 AM, Clint Jay <cjaysharp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Congratulations, I was mulling over buying it, even just for resale if the
> Rb standard worked its worth way more than the asking price, looking
> forward to seeing the results of testing.
>
> On 12 May 2017 9:18 am, "Iain Young" <iain at g7iii.net> wrote:
>
> > On 12/05/17 07:23, Gregory Beat wrote:
> >
> > As noted by Bob Camp, this Lucent pair has a rubidium standard and OCXO.
> >> Since I posted (15 hours ago), he has sold 18 units.
> >>
> >
> > Think I just grabbed the last one.
> >
> > Note, judging by the pictures, the 10MHz reference from the Rb is fed
> > to the GPS receiver, and that outputs 15MHz (presumably disciplined).
> > The output on the right hand side of the Rb unit looks to be 15MHz.
> >
> > Also interesting, the splitter appears to have two inputs. I'm guessing
> > that's two splitters, or more likely for this gear, for fail over,
> > and only one output is active.
> >
> > Should be fun to find out. I'm betting more than just me acquired one
> > on this list. Like Gregory, I'd love to see the good/bad/ugly, both
> > in Frequency and Time
> >
> > (It's likely to be two weeks before it arrives here, and I'll not get
> > chance to play until at least the second half of June, so I bet others
> > will get there ahead of me)
> >
> >
> > Iain
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