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Saturday, 30 July 2011

OCXO? Oh, You mean OCXO.

Well

Following my previous deliberations over how to align a frequency counter, I ordered a 10MHz High Stability Crystal Oscillator from China via ebay. I have decided to use it to make a frequency reference for my shack.

All I have done is box the device with a suitable voltage regulator and a power switch & indicator:

So, as a bit of a sanity check, I tried zero beating the signal from this oscillator with my Yaesu rig:

that all looked pretty damn good to me.

So all that remained to be done was to calibrate the frequency counter:

What do you recon? Good egh?

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