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mikeland

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Techi Tools!
« on: Jul 24, 2002, 05:28 »
OK folks - might be time to compile a list of interesting websites where we mere mortals can buy our own kit - or the company some new interesting toys!


I'll chuck it in with my forementioned www.gammascout.com ...

KidGruesome

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Re: Techi Tools!
« Reply #1 on: Jul 24, 2002, 05:32 »
The Gamma-Scout is neat.  I've had one for a couple of months now.  The best thing about it is its 10 year battery, there's literally no off button.

I'll toss in a few links, but I'm sure most of you already have them bookmarked  ;)  

http://www.frhamsafety.com/nuclear_prod.htm (Frham)
https://www.labsafety.com/ (Lab Safety sells a lot of great stuff, including Eberline's Rad-Alert 4, very affordable)

burnedout

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« Reply #2 on: Jul 26, 2002, 05:15 »
Go for the GammaScout... Affordable $300, and it runs forever!

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« Reply #3 on: Jul 27, 2002, 12:50 »
OK...I'll bite!

Why do I want to have my own meter ??? Are we anticipating a nuclear attack or do we believe that the ambient background radiation is of concern? The incidence of someone actually coming in contact with "lost" radioactive material is slim to none. So... again why do I want my own meter? :-/
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burnedout

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Re: Techi Tools!
« Reply #4 on: Jul 28, 2002, 11:53 »
No you don't actually "need" your own meter (at least I hope not), but he/she who has the most toys wins  ;D ;D

mikeland

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« Reply #5 on: Jul 28, 2002, 05:33 »
I've found a few hot things with mine ... as for nuclear attack - forget these ... they'll just overload ...
But when it is Rads/hr - I guess it is how fast you can move. ::)

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Re: Techi Tools!
« Reply #6 on: Jul 28, 2002, 10:35 »
There are a lot of people who collect uranium ore, so owning a meter is good for that.  And I'm probably a nerd, but I like taking the Gamma Scout with me on trips, seeing the changes in b/g radiation corresponding to differing altitude and locale.  (The GS measures down to a hundredth of a micro Sv)

If there's a nuclear attack, though, I can always go to a certain community college in my area that has a victoreen CDV.  It's what they use in their chemistry "department"! :D

mikeland

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Re: Techi Tools!
« Reply #7 on: Aug 11, 2002, 06:05 »
Hmm - yes - some of those little chunks of pitchblende can really pump out a bit - I was quite surprised at how hot some of them can be!

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Re: Techi Tools!
« Reply #8 on: Sep 10, 2002, 12:46 »
quando omni flunkus moritati

dubble eye, dubble yew, dubble aye!

dew the best ya kin, wit watt ya have, ware yinze are!

KidGruesome

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« Reply #9 on: Sep 10, 2002, 07:38 »
Yep, old raditect will alert you before the "plume" reaches you so you can get the family into their gas masks (don't forget the baby will need help with hers), grab the shotgun and get into the shelter  ;D :o

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Re: Techi Tools!
« Reply #10 on: Sep 10, 2002, 11:21 »
should i start pouring a concrete roof on the swimming pool?

littlebittime

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Re: Techi Tools!
« Reply #11 on: Sep 11, 2002, 07:02 »

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There are a lot of people who collect uranium ore, so owning a meter is good for that.  And I'm probably a nerd, but I like taking the Gamma Scout with me on trips, seeing the changes in b/g radiation corresponding to differing altitude and locale.  (The GS measures down to a hundredth of a micro Sv)

If there's a nuclear attack, though, I can always go to a certain community college in my area that has a victoreen CDV.  It's what they use in their chemistry "department"! :D
 

Kid Gruesome... I would love to see any data you have ... for the science club web site I'm building.  
I think collecting that info is a great idea!  Not nerdy at all.  (of course I'm a bit of a science nerd... so... well... you might not want to take my opinion on that topic.)  ;)


CRUSTYJWH

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Re: Techi Tools!
« Reply #12 on: Sep 11, 2002, 11:02 »
The most Harley's wins

radgal

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« Reply #13 on: Sep 11, 2002, 11:41 »
In some places the most beers consumed wins

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Re: Techi Tools!
« Reply #14 on: Sep 11, 2002, 12:22 »
TOYS, we're talking TOYs here...beer doesn't count as a techitoy unless yinz got sum IC131  8)

back to the thread.... anybuddy got an old gilbert atomic lab?
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littlebittime

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« Reply #15 on: Sep 12, 2002, 11:49 »
went to ebay.. haven't found the atomic lab... but did find a Gilberts Beginner Electrician's Set
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1765777760

And tons of erector sets  including the "pocket erector set... don't you have that one sloglo???  ;D

an intriguing one called
1938 Mysto's Magic Exhibition Set... hmmm exhibitionism in a kit?  
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1765860777


well it's not on ebay... moving on... I'll keep ya posted

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Re: Techi Tools!
« Reply #16 on: Sep 12, 2002, 01:56 »
littlebittime...sloglo doesn't need the Pocket Erector Set.
He just pulls his hernia truss up an extra notch or two.  Sorry for letting the secret out slo...But back to the thread...a good old techi tool was using a bootie for barfing in during SG coverage after a rough night and too many toddies.  That was OK until they started trash sorting....gotta run..my colostomy bag just sprung a leak.  
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« Reply #17 on: Sep 13, 2002, 12:23 »
RainMan...thats not funny after hearing a Tech tell me about having to throw many "hidden" bags of "waste".  he found thrown in corners in trash bags in various places in Aux. building over the years....is this a common HP/radTech trick....or am i not supposed to disclose said "tricks-of-the-trade" ?

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« Reply #18 on: Sep 13, 2002, 04:55 »
It wasn't a common practice, but did happen on occasion.
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Re: Techi Tools!
« Reply #19 on: Sep 13, 2002, 06:53 »
rain man.... yer definition of toys has definitely slid the last coupla years  :o
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mikeland

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« Reply #20 on: Sep 18, 2002, 03:43 »
Oh yes - forgot to mention that the gammascouts are not that easy to clean - would be nicer if they were sealed ...

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« Reply #21 on: Sep 19, 2002, 05:26 »
Mikeland   That is why we use uR meters in the States.

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Re: Techi Tools!
« Reply #22 on: Oct 07, 2002, 01:45 »
quando omni flunkus moritati

dubble eye, dubble yew, dubble aye!

dew the best ya kin, wit watt ya have, ware yinze are!

mikeland

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Re: Techi Tools!
« Reply #23 on: Sep 19, 2003, 09:26 »
No one seen anything new about recently??  ???

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Re: Techi Tools!
« Reply #24 on: Sep 25, 2003, 03:41 »
I have a dog named Harley does that count.?

 


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