[time-nuts] Oscillator and Synthesizer (and Analyzer) Specs

Brooke Clarke brooke at pacific.net
Sat Sep 3 17:05:05 EDT 2005

Hi John:

How about the HP 4395A.  Although limited to 500 Mhz the performance is 


Brooke Clarke, N6GCE
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John Miles wrote:

> Cool stuff.  I have been trying to gather some similar figures for various
> spectrum analyzers, in the form of baseline plots that show the analyzers'
> response to sources that are much cleaner than their own LO subsystems.   I
> have been including noise plot files for all of the analyzers that have been
> tested to date in my homebrew noise-measurement software package (
> http://www.speakeasy.org/~jmiles1/ke5fx/pn.htm ).
> These baseline plots are useful because they illustrate which analyzer
> models are capable of direct noise measurement at various quality levels and
> carrier offsets.
> I'd like to hear from anyone on the list who has access to an HP
> 8560A-series analyzer with a National Instruments GPIB interface and a
> Windows PC; that's the most conspicuous blank spot in my "collection" so
> far.
> -- john, KE5FX
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com]On
>>Behalf Of John Ackermann N8UR
>>Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 12:00 PM
>>To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
>>Subject: [time-nuts] Oscillator and Synthesizer Specs
>>For a while, I've had two web pages with specs on various frequency
>>standards and synthesizers of interest to our community.  I've combined
>>the two pages and added some additional info.  The new page is at:
>>If you have info on additional devices, please feel free to send it to
>>me for addition.
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