Jan Crystals

Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by K9FON, Jun 14, 2010.

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  1. K9FON

    K9FON Guest

    Has anyone ordered crystals from Jan Crystals. Im looking for a 160 meter trasnmit crystal for my T4X and i cant find any for sale. I emailed Jan Crystals and they can make me one for $35.00 plus shipping.
  2. WW3QB

    WW3QB Ham Member QRZ Page

    The last time I ordered crystals for my Drakes was two years ago. I used ICM and their cost was $20 per crystal plus $10 shipping. Their price may have changed since then.
  3. WB5WSV

    WB5WSV Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am sorry to say that Jan crystals has a bad reputation with some people. One very experienced radio maintenance expert I know calls them nothing but junk.

    My experience is quite limited with them. Back in the 70's I ordered a couple of WWII surplus crystals from them and I guess they were Okay.
    I did order a 2M crystal for my IC-215 from them in the early 80's and it did indeed quit on me.

    ICM has an excellent reputation but I find them to be rather pricey.

    Good Luck!
  4. K9FON

    K9FON Guest


    I'll check ICM tomorrow to see what they charge. If no luck with them, i'll keep checking Ebay and QTH.com. $35.00 seems kinda high i think.
  5. AG3Y

    AG3Y Guest

    I was going to order an upper sideband carrier offset crystal for my R-599 receiver, until I found out that the cost was around $75 ! I can't imagine that the cost of manufacturing such a rock would be so high!

    Look before you leap! 73, good luck. Jim
  6. KL7AJ

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    JAN used to be beyond reproach...of course that was a generation ago. I didn't know they had fallen off their pedestal. Well, as they say, caveat emptor.

  7. AC0FP

    AC0FP Ham Member QRZ Page

    I order a JAN crystal back in the 80's and it did work. I moved all of my crystal business to ICM because they use "coldweld" crystal cans which is a Superior technology to soldered crystal cans regarding "crystal aging".

  8. K9FON

    K9FON Guest


    So id need to order a 12.9 Mhz crystal to get to 1.8 Mhz?
  9. WA9CWX

    WA9CWX Ham Member QRZ Page

    That sounds right.11.1 Meg difference. It has been a while, but I think that is what I have in my Drake twins.

    As for Jan, I too remember them as the standard of the industry. Have not ordered from them in decades however...

    $35.00 sounds about right, I would hate to try and homebrew an HC-6 myself...:eek:

  10. KT4AE

    KT4AE Guest

    I have

    I've gotten a number of crystals over the years for the Ranger, HT-44/SX-117 and one of the sideband crystals for my HT-32. The HT-32 crystal was in 2008 when the total, including shipping, was $31. I've found the ordering process to be easy. They have the equipment requirements at hand and know what to ask.

    The product has always been satisfactory but the price is always a surprise.

    Harry, KT4AE
    Maryville, Tennessee
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