[time-nuts] The "NAKED" 5065A optical unit

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Wed Feb 21 10:44:32 EST 2018

On Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:37:53 +0000
"Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:

> I was talking about driving the single-transistor UHF generator which
> ionizes the Rb in the lamp, so far I have not even established if
> this voltage affects the HP5065 performance in the first place.

Oops... sorry, I missed that piece of context.
Yes, it is very unlikely that the noise of lamp power supply
would affect anything. At most, I could imagine that the frequency
drift of the lamp oscillator could maybe have some effects, but
even that is rather unlikely or swamped by other disturbances.

				Attila Kinali

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