[time-nuts] R&S XSRM Rubidium Standard
scmcgrath at gmail.com
Thu Sep 14 13:00:41 EDT 2017
Its an unrealistic expectation that equipment from the well known auction site will work and be 'in-cal'
Its realistic to anticipate several the purchase cost to get well priced instruments back 'in-cal'. But hey if i spend 2 k on a sweeper 3 k to fix and cal it and BlahTest is charging 10k for a ready to go unit im Still 5 k ahead of the game
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> On Sep 12, 2017, at 12:10 PM, Dan Rae <danrae at verizon.net> wrote:
>> On 9/12/2017 5:58 AM, GandalfG8--- via time-nuts wrote:
>> A friend of mine has bought a just out of calibration R & S XSRM Rubidium
>> standard from one of the so called "recyclers" on Ebay.
> Nigel / David,
> Sorry to hear of your "bargain". However I doubt very much that the lamp was made by R&S themselves, like with the Racal 9475 unit it was probably sourced either as a module or as parts from someone like Efratom and one of those lamps will be found to fit. I'm not in a position to help much at present (just coming out of Chemo). My Racal which was in a similar or worse state when I got that, now comes to life when needed.
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