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HELP how to test a CRYSTAL

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kula21

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I have several 18mhz 2 pin xtals I
wish to test to see if they are working.
I s there an easy way with say just
a multimeter or such
Thanks in advance
kula
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If you have a network analyser, do one port calibration in the required frequency range.
and see the s11 plot with, you can see a dip in the frequency of the cryatal.

Another simple method is to wire an oscillator and chek.
 

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just make a ocillator ckt followed by some divider ckt output of this is ready to indicate the crystal is ok
 

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