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LF: RE: Ionospheric doppler ?

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Subject: LF: RE: Ionospheric doppler ?
From: Alberto di Bene <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 16:29:59 +0100
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Thanks all for your comments.

The clock has an analog part, the receiver, with a very small ferrite
antenna, and a large black wax blob on the PCB, with many traces
reaching it. Usually this is the low cost "packaging" of an IC, which
probably is a sort of simplified microcontroller.

But it turned out that Andy and Johan were right.  I did what I should
have done since the beginning, and what I usually do when building
an oscillator to test its stability : the "blow test".

I blowed for 20 seconds on the exposed components of the clock,
and the result was a change of more than one microsecond....
so the 1pps signal is not derived directly from each pulse of DCF-77,
but from the internal oscillator, corrected every now and then with
the received signal...

I think I can use it as a high sensitivity thermometer, to measure
fractional degree changes in the temperature of my shack  :-)

73  Alberto  I2PHD

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