your very own rubidium oscillator

Mike O'Dell mo at
Tue Sep 25 21:47:41 CDT 2007

Gary Chatters wrote:
> I had a little bit of difficulty figuring out what made this thing a 
> "first".  Apparently, it is just the small size.  The ones typically 
> used by hams are not very large.  I bought a rubidium oscillator at the 
> Timonium hamfest about a year ago (of course, it is still in my queue of 
> Real Soon Now projects).  It is about the size of a large 
> handie-talkie.  Not very big, but this new Symmetricom one is quite a 
> bit smaller.
> Gary
> Mike O'Dell wrote:
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both size and only 15 watts (during warm-up) and
only 8 watts afterwards.  that and the small size
that lets it drop-in for an ovenized 10MHz rock -
it has the same pin-out as the common oven rocks.

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