[time-nuts] New Time-nut and his FRK
swingbyte at exemail.com.au
Fri Nov 23 19:53:42 EST 2007
Thanks for all the suggestions I have a lot to think about - still
learning. I bought the FRK for several reasons including wanting a
stable calibrated frequency standard - to check my ocxos against. I
work in distributed simulation (human-in-the-loop and faster than
real-time) and when working with people across the world (USA, UK) we
all have to have the same time - otherwise the game play isn't good. We
have used a gps ntp system which is great until no gps - I want to use
the FRK as a hold over. But, also I would like to have one instrument
at least in my home lab that is calibrated!! This will I hope give me
an accurate time piece to drive my other instrument from e.g. frequency
generators, counters, DSO etc.
I have been reading all the web sites you've sent and I'm very impressed
- gotta love the internet - otherwise we'd be lonely time-NUTS.
I have to thank Dave I think - the guy with the gas back-up power supply
for the bunker of time equipment - my girlfriend now accepts my small
room of stuff as acceptable rather than taking up too much room!
I'm amazed at what is available on eb*y in the US. A lot of the time
the shipping to AUS is too high - but I would have no money if I lived
over there - and the best home lab ever :)
For a comparison - check eb*y.com.au - very little will be found.
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