[time-nuts] Advice on Austron 1250A

Brian, WA1ZMS wa1zms at att.net
Sun Aug 19 02:44:37 UTC 2012

I bought one of late that was mint NIB.  Paid more than your price for it
and am happy with mine.
So for $250 to play around with and see if its phase noise is better than
another osc, it would be
worth it IMHO.

If you don't like it, but it works fine, I'm sure you can flip it for what
you have into it.

Besides...they make a good all-in-one box that you can play around with ext
locking and learn.
And remember...."Experience is something you always get, AFTER you needed
it!" :- )

-Brian, WA1ZMS

-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Dave M
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2012 9:24 PM
To: FEBO Time Nuts
Subject: [time-nuts] Advice on Austron 1250A

Does anyone in the group have any experience or advice on the Austron 1250A
Crystal Frequency Standard?  I have a chance to buy one for $250 tomorrow at
a local hamfest, but can't find anything in the archives on them.  It's very
clean, and the seller says that it is in perfect working order.  He's local
to the area, so I can easily get back with him in case of troubles.
I have a PDF of the manual, so maintenance shouldn't be a problem (barring
parts unavailability).
Good deal, or pass it up for a lower priced unit?  Or recommendations for a
different mfr/model?  Price is a consideration; that's one of the reason I'm
interested in this unit.

Manual states long-term stability of <5x10e-11 per day after 90 days.

Thanks for advice,
Dave M
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