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A  BIBLIOGRAPHY  OF  SOME  MAGAZINE  ARTICLES  ON
FREQUENCY  STANDARDS  AND  MEASUREMENT

Compiled by Martin Potter, VE3OAT


Note:  I have found very few relevant articles since about 1990, presumably due to the widespread belief that modern digital receivers are absolutely accurate and anyone using such a receiver can measure any frequency accurately enough. Some of us have a different opinion and Ref. 18 is a good example. In any case, I hope you find this list of articles interesting and useful.


  1.    Gerald L. Hall, K1PLP, "The KH6EGL Frequency Standard", QST, May 1965, pp 33-40.

  2.    Ed Marriner, W6BLZ, "Precision Frequency Measurements for the Amateur", 73 Magazine, July 1966, pp 16-19.

  3.    E. H. Conklin, K6KA, "A Divide-By-Four Frequency Divider For 100-kHz Calibrators", QST, November 1968, pp 26-27.

  4.    Irvin M. Hoff, W6FFC, "The Mainline FS-1 Secondary Frequency Standard", QST, November 1968, pp 34-38 and 152.

  5.    "General-coverage receiver frequency calibrator", Ham Radio (hr) magazine, December 1971, pp 28-29.

  6.    A. C. Beresford, VE7EV, "An Inexpensive Secondary Frequency Standard", QST, May 1972, pp 37-38.

  7.    Richard Silberstein, WYBF, "An Experimental Frequency Standard Using ICs", QST, September 1974, pp 14-21 and 167.

  8.    R. B. Shreve, W8GRG, "Precise Frequency Measurement with Amateur Equipment", QST, May 1973, pp 22-23 and 27.

  9.   Jack M. Janicke, K2JFJ, "A Wide-Range Crystal-Controlled Frequency Standard", QST, July 1976, pp 27-28.

10.   Fred M. Griffee, W4IYB, "Frequency-marker standard using CMOS logic", Ham Radio (hr) magazine, August 1977, pp 44-45.

11.   Donald L. Upp, WB8STQ, "Frequency-Measuring Tests Using a Product-Detector SSB Receiver", QST, November 1978, pp 19-21.

12.   Vaughn D. Martin, "Time and frequency standards: part 1", Ham Radio (hr) magazine, November 1983, pp 36-46.

13.   Vaughn D. Martin, "Time and frequency standards: part 2", Ham Radio (hr) magazine, December 1983, pp 31-40.

14.   Hans Evers, PACX, "A frequency and level standard", Ham Radio (hr) magazine, January 1986, pp 10-20.  (Excellent ideas for producing calibrator harmonics over a wide frequency range.  - VE3OAT)

15.   John A. Cowan, W4ZPS, "Frequency calibration using 60 kHz WWVB", Ham Radio (hr) magazine, March 1988, pp 45-52.

16.   James G. Lee, W6VAT, "A Simple Secondary Frequency Standard", QST, September 1989, pp 29-33.

17.   Bill de Carle, VE2IQ, "A Receiver Spectral Display Using DSP", QST, January 1992, pp 23-29.  (A tuning indicator, alignment aid and audio spectrum analyzer, adaptable to frequency measurement.  - VE3OAT)

18.   Tom M. Morton, W5TOM, "The Well Adjusted Ham", QST, February 2004, pp 31-32.  (Some excellent tips for calibrating and possibly adjusting your receiver's frequency readout.  - VE3OAT)

19.    Bill de Carle, VE2IQ, "A Receiver Spectral Display Using DSP", QST, January 1992, pp 23-29. (A tuning indicator, alignment aid and audio spectrum analyzer, adaptable to frequency measurement.  - VE3OAT)

20.    Brooks Shera, W5OJM, "A GPS-Based Frequency Standard", QST, July 1998, pp 37-44. (This modern and highly accurate frequency standard is something you can readily have!  - VE3OAT)

21.    Tom M. Morton, W5TOM, "The Well Adjusted Ham", QST, February 2004, pp 31-32. (Some excellent tips for calibrating and possibly adjusting your receiver's frequency readout.  - VE3OAT)

22.    H. Ward Silver, N0AX, "Hands-On Radio: Programmable Frequency Reference", QST, February 2011, pp 64-65. (A thoroughly modern way to divide frequencies.  - VE3OAT)

23.    Dave McCarter, VE3GSO, "Measuring Frequencies at VE3GSO", QST, April, 2015, pp 37-38. (An excellent article on how to make good use of what you already have.  - VE3OAT)

24.    John A. Magliacone, KD2BD, "A Frequency Standard for Today's WWVB", QEX magazine, ARRL, November-December 2015, pp 13-31. (Design and construction of a frequency reference which uses the new phase modulation scheme of present WWVB transmissions.  - VE3OAT)

25.    Pete Smith, N4ZR, "Leo Bodnar Electronics GPS-Disciplined Oscillator", product review, QST, June 2016, pp 60-61.

26.    Robert C. Mazur, VA3ROM, "All Things Digital: Build a 10 MHz External Reference Device", Part 1 in The Canadian Amateur, published by Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC), May-June 2016, pp 28-31, Part 2 in The Canadian Amateur, July-August 2016, pp 38-41. (Building and calibrating an OCXO to use as the frequency reference for an SDR radio, for example.  - VE3OAT)


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