Re: Txco

Christopher Scibelli

Thanks for the answer.  I am an HF DXer.  I don't even have an antenna for 6 meters.  I use my 10 Element tribander on 12/17/30 with a Palstar AT-5K.  No antenna for 160 because of a relatively small suburban lot.  


Chris  NU1O

-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Maxfield <wa6vab@...>
To: <>
Sent: Thu, Apr 9, 2020 12:18 pm
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Txco

Hi … If you Go up to 6 Meters and are looking for Weak signals, you will want it.

WA6VAB -K3  #3824


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From: Christopher Scibelli via
Sent: Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:55 AM
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Txco


That is really great but is there a genuine need to be that accurate, or is it mainly for bragging rights?


Chris  NU1O

-----Original Message-----
From: Wes <wes@...>
To: Elecraft-K3 <>
Sent: Wed, Apr 8, 2020 7:58 pm
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Txco

I don't see you listed in any recent FMT results, so I wonder about your technique(s).  Mine, which don't include a K3, made it into the top tier in the last FMT.  I was 0.03 Hz high on 80 and 0.01 Hz low on 40.


Wes  N7WS


On 4/8/2020 8:25 AM, Robert W5AJ wrote:

With K3

Old or new style synthesizer


I have frequency measurements better than 1hz in FMTs


No txco used.....


73 W5AJ

On Wed, Apr 8, 2020, 9:55 AM robert hammond via <> wrote:

A few years ago I bought 2  cheap TCXO's for an FT857, from 2 allegedly different ebay suppliers  in China  Both looked identical on arrival. One worked fine, one was junk - drifted continually. So maybe you should have bought 2 ?


Nowadays, I wouldn't even consider something I knew was made in China when an OEM product is available. Worth paying the extra $  IMO. 


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