[time-nuts] Restoration of a 5065A - Continued (Ulf Kylenfall)

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 19:01:32 EDT 2017

Totally agree with Scott.
On the lamp thats good it lights.
If you search older threads on Time-nuts you will see that on the FRS
rubidiums you can heat the lamp with a heat gun and re-migrate the RB off
of the glass. It makes them re-usable and extends the life very nicely.
I do not suggest doing this if the lamp lights and the system can be
recovered. Just something to know about. I have done this several times on
different FRS units.

Wow now you have 2 5065s. Nice.

On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 5:16 PM, Scott McGrath <scmcgrath at gmail.com> wrote:

> I would say fix both units
> The color of the bulb is simply Rb vapor condensed on the walls of the
> envelope.
> 10811 units are fairly common at good hamfests and ebay
> Content by Scott
> Typos by Siri
> > On Sep 12, 2017, at 4:54 PM, Ulf Kylenfall via time-nuts <
> time-nuts at febo.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > What does the community say: Can the lamp still be useableas a spare, or
> is the color a sign of end-of-life?
> > I am considering either use this instrument as spare parts or tryto
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