[time-nuts] HP5061B Versus HP5071 Cesium Line Frequencies

Donald E. Pauly trojancowboy at gmail.com
Thu May 25 22:55:57 EDT 2017


The synthesizer in the HP5061B generates a frequency of about
9,192,631,772.5 cps when the 5 mc oscillator is exactly on frequency.
First the 5 mc oscillator is multiplied by 18 to 90 mc on the A1
board.  That in turn is multiplied by 102 in the A4 board to give
9,180 mc.

The 5 mc is also divided by 4079 to produce 1,225.790635 cps.  That in
turn is multiplied by 10,305 to produce 12,631,772.5 cps.  This is
added to the 9180 mc in the A4 mixer to produce the final frequency of
9,192,631,772.5 cps approximately.  This is higher than the defined
frequency of 9,192,631,770 cps by about 2.5 cps or 271·10^-12.  If I
figured it right, the C field adjustment only has a range of
40·10^-12.  This seems to be insufficient to put the standard on

Can anyone explain these mysteries?  Does anyone know why this
frequency was chosen?  Does anyone know the choice for the frequency
of the HP5071 cesium?


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