Re: 28.322 MHz oscillator modules found!

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From: cebik@UTKVX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Date: Fri Oct 13 1995 - 14:48:12 EDT


On Fri, 13 Oct 1995 william.redfearn.cmwdr01@nt.com wrote:
> I just stumbled across a quantity of half size clock oscillator
> modules for 28.322 MHz.
> Seems like something similar was used in the "Fireball" transmitters
> featured in 73 magazine a while back.
> I have not wired up one in a transmitter yet but I do have the pin
> connections.
>
> The modules are labeled:
> DALE
> XO-52BE
> 28.322M
> 8952J
>
> I can get these modules, in quantity, for $1.00 ea.
> My Digikey Catalog lists a similar module for $5.61 ea + shipping.
> If anyone is interested in some, let me know.
> Seems like it would make a real QRPp transmitter, or a beacon, or
> a receiver calibrator, .... or something.

Dave,

I'll take 5, if you decide to order a bunch. Let know when to send $ to you.

I have used the one I have as a signal source for checking 10-meter
antenna F-B ratios. Mine went into a plastic box with a battery, switch
(power), and a collapsible whip. Put it in a tree 10 or more wavelengths
away, turn it on, go back to the shack and check S-meter readings over
the 360-degree sweep (and back again, in case the battery is getting
weak--which it hasn't in a year of off-and-on use). Signal is clean to
the ear, but have not scoped it--there may be a difference between light
and heavy loading. But a tiny output filter ought not be too hard to add.

-73-
LB, W4RNL

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