This circuit is design to work around 9V to 12V DC power source. Both 2SC930 transistors can replace with any high speed NPN transistor such as 2SC829, 2SC933, etc.
|Testing 5030kHz FT-243 crystal using prototype version of crystal tester.|
In our lab we use Manhattan style layout to prototype this crystal tester and it produces highly accurate results with above specified frequency range. According to our observations, after 27MHz, amplitude of the waveform starts to decrease steeply.
Schematic and Stripboard wiring layout for this crystal tester is available to download in here.