[time-nuts] Rb settling time after C-field adjust?

jim_johnson at agilent.com jim_johnson at agilent.com
Thu Nov 11 14:28:23 EST 2004

Hi John,

    My "guru" agrees as seen from his comments here:

For a small change of the C-field, it is probably stable 
enough after a few minutes.  The slow (and small) change 
after a few minutes is buried in the frequency fluctuations 
of the 5065A. 

Jim W6SC

>-----Original Message-----
>From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com]On
>Behalf Of John R. Ackermann N8UR
>Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2004 7:37 AM
>To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
>Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Rb settling time after C-field adjust?
>Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> In message <41937D3C.3020301 at febo.com>, "John R. Ackermann 
>N8UR" writes:
>>>Following up on another thread here a week or so ago, how 
>long should I 
>>>expect it to take an HP 5065A Rb to stabilize after a small 
>(one minor 
>>>division or so) tweak in the C-field setting?
>>>For small changes, is it a matter of minutes, hours, or days 
>before it 
>>>reaches steady-state?
>> minutes, give it 15 and you're sure.

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