[time-nuts] FTS 1050A What to do??
Paul A. Cianciolo
paulc at snet.net
Tue Aug 9 16:46:29 UTC 2011
Paul.... I was hoping for the magic fix!!!!
I don't suppose erasing the 0003 will change the frequency.
Here is the manual.
What pix di you want to see?
Paul A. Cianciolo
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Converting Photons to Electrons for over 20 years
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of paul swed
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 12:27 PM
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] FTS 1050A What to do??
so send a pix of the widget curious to see what it looks like.
On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 12:26 PM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
> That is nice oscillator and as you noted semi-useless.
> So with that in mind you could multiply by 6 and get to 36 Mhz.
> Use that as a clock for a DDS to divide to something usable at 5 MC
> granted some jitter but might be quite good.
> Ok now that's really not exciting but then again. You were just
> scratching your head and said something like the following fun project.
> Suppose you divide that by 100. Hmmm anything familiar? And its only
> 3hz off at that point. Seems like you might have quite a useful widget
> after all.
> Its just math.
> On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 12:06 PM, Paul A. Cianciolo <paulc at snet.net> wrote:
>> Hello Folks,
>> In my collection of stuff, I found an FTS 1050a in good condition.
>> It has been sitting for 5 years, and I decided to fire it up last night.
>> It works.
>> Opened it up and took a look inside. The main reference is a large
>> box which I assumed was filled with foam insulation.
>> Everything is screw together, so I decided to take a look inside.
>> A bunch of control electronics, all the normal foam, with the
>> cylinder mounted in the middle of the foam.
>> The cylinder slides out, and Lo and Behold..... The oscillator sits
>> inside a little thermos bottle.
>> A Dewar, I guess its called. I should point out that I am new to
>> this area of electronics and had never seen one of these before.
>> There is a rubber blanket all around the oscillator so it fits snugly
>> into the Dewar.
>> I reassembled it all, with breaking anything and fired it back up again.
>> All is fine.
>> So what the heck am I droning on about??
>> Well here is the deal; this is a special version of the 1050A made
>> for cable television companies.
>> The output is 6.0003 Mhz that fed a comb generator creating
>> harmonics that were the local oscillator reference for each ascending
>> cable TV channel.
>> So as nice as this thing is and I would like to use it..... What do
>> you do with a 6.0003 Mhz frequency Standard.
>> Its not going to tune to 5. 00000 Mhz and its doubtful that the oven
>> can be modified without great expense.
>> Dividing the 6.0003 Mhz doesn't seem feasible.
>> Any suggestions?
>> It very nice to look at maybe I will put it in the rack for
>> aesthetics alone?
>> Paul A. Cianciolo
>> Our business computer network is powered exclusively by solar and
>> wind power.
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