Hacking the HP5065A Rubidium Frequency StandardΒΆ

I ran into a cheap used HP5065A on eBay.

There are a lot of indications that the physics package in the HP5065A has more potential than the electronics.

And since I recently bought the 3rd edition of The Art Of Electronics, which is all about quality electronics, I suddenly had a new project...

The articles below are in reverse chronological order, if you want to follow the saga, start from the botton.

Note on 20170304: This project is neither dead nor pining for the fiords, but we are busy building a house and my time is very limited. I expect to continue in the autumn 2017.