[time-nuts] Fwd: HP5061B Versus HP5071 Cesium Line Frequencies

"Björn Gabrielsson" bg at lysator.liu.se
Sun May 28 05:52:46 EDT 2017

> So while I'm eager to see Donald's results, I question their merit. The
5061 standards already have a very convenient Cs-Off switch right on the
front panel. It is there so you get the pure 10811 performance when you
need it. Use it. In fact there's lots of people run their precious 5061
> Cs-Off mode 23.9 hours a day and just turn on the Cs once a day, or once
> week, to re-cal the oscillator. It's not there just to conserve cesium;
you also get full 10811 short-term performance. Note also some 5061 have
> short/long time-constant switch which also helps you tailor the ADEV you
want out of the instrument.
> /tvb

Very nice design by HP.

For the same era design, the OSA (telecom) module made other choices. When
turning off CS, they turn off power to the output module and the efc
tuning circuit.

So even if there is a nice and warm BVA inside - without burning CS - the
standard output is not working and also its off any manual tuning.



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