Thursday, April 28, 2011

NorCal S1-S9 Xtal Socket Mod

Original 10Mhz Xtal in Socket

Socket Added

A left over piece of the LCD socket from the Code Reader is the same pin spacing as the xtal if you cut off the 'middle' pin.  After soldering the socket in position '3' now becomes a socket and I tried testing HC-29 and HC-6 crystals for testing.


Jerry Palsson said...

So how do you ground the crystal cases with this mod in place?

Jerry Palsson said...

How do you ground the cases of the crystals and still retain the flexibility provided by this mod?

Paul Gerhardt said...

The crystal case are not grounded. It works fine and for my purpose it makes very little if any measurable difference.