1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

How many of you have radiation detectors ?

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by 127.0.0.1, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Apr 5, 2013 at 9:24 AM
    #1
    127.0.0.1

    127.0.0.1 [OP] AKA ::1

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Member:
    #93641
    Messages:
    1,474
    Gender:
    Male
    /etc/hosts
    Vehicle:
    2013 NBM AC 4.0 4x4 Auto OR
    I am not trying to stir paranoia, and I don't really have a bug-out bag, but
    I have been collecting supplies and this is one item I now have for playing around



    if anything nuclear happens west, are you going to be sure of local areas
    that may have increasing levels of ionizing radiation ?


    As a hobby, (and after Fukushima) I got a little Geiger tube and amplifier
    for myself, and it is interesting to check out background radiation and
    whatnot...also rocks and materials (thorium, tritium tubes...)

    but

    If an ill wind blows, can you expect to always be told what areas are
    safe ? or do you want to be able to inform yourself if there is an
    increase in background radiation that might be worth having officials
    take a deeper look ? or allow you to decide..'gee I need to move away
    from this area or thing making my Geiger tube scream at me' ?


    anyhow, I got one of these and it is a neat device.
    http://www.gqelectronicsllc.com/comersus/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=4542

    GQ-GMC-300 (this as well as others allows you to replace the tube with something
    more or less advanced, like a mica window for alpha radiation)

    this is basic and only counts ionizing radiation, beta or gamma...

    [to fully determine health dangers, you need far more expensive detectors and know what
    material you are detecting...these will give you a much better actual human hazard estimate]

    but this little GMC-300 will detect ionizing radiation (beta and gamma) which
    are the harmful types...and it definitely will tell you if background radiation is increasing or decreasing...

    uses an M4011 tube, which is extremely sensitive. You can put a different tube in
    with a mica window (or use a probe) for alpha detection. the difference in quality
    of any detector are the tubes, period. the rest of the device is a simple amplifier
    circuit and logic to make counts, clicks, and graphs...but all of them require a good tube
    and this one has an awesome one....

    ----
    FYI I am not trying to sell these things, I just use that link above to show you
    one type of detector that absolutely works, but doesn't cost much at all...
    most cost 400 and up


    anyone else have or play with radiation detector of some type ?
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2013
  2. Apr 5, 2013 at 9:51 AM
    #2
    luka

    luka Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011
    Member:
    #58428
    Messages:
    2,615
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Kailua, HI
    Vehicle:
    Prerunner -> 4WD Converted
    Pelfreybilt Bumper & IFS+Mid skid, Warn Zeon 10-S, BAMF Sliders & LCA/Diff Skids, DTRL toggle on/off, FJ OEM Fog/Aux Light switches, 2012 lower center console swap, wired in auto-dimming rear view mirror, Wet-Okole inside, Weathertech Liners & Vent Visors, Rigid Duallys fogs, 35%/5% front/rear tint, Roto-Pax, Bestop SuperTop, OME 90000/886 Front, OME Dakars+AAL/extended 5100 Rears, Extended SS brake lines, TRD TX Pro/Baja Graphite 16" Rims
    Interesting toy.

    We have a CST-WMD(Civil Support Team- Weapons of Mass Destruction) unit here so i'm sure they monitor all of the stuff. Most regions/states have a team and they're on call 24/7.

    I know there are a bunch of old bunkers and stuff here too, but I doubt it's enough for the population. If something big happened, we'd pretty much be SOL unless the winds and waves take the bulk of it.

    Unless I could find a correlation to using that as a tool on my truck, I wouldn't have much intrest in learning more about it.

    I think using that in geothermal areas might be fun though, i'm sure it would pick up something from the rocks.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2013 at 9:55 AM
    #3
    127.0.0.1

    127.0.0.1 [OP] AKA ::1

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Member:
    #93641
    Messages:
    1,474
    Gender:
    Male
    /etc/hosts
    Vehicle:
    2013 NBM AC 4.0 4x4 Auto OR
    yeah It may be more meaningful to west coast conus, not a set of islands....
     
  4. Apr 5, 2013 at 9:59 AM
    #4
    luka

    luka Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011
    Member:
    #58428
    Messages:
    2,615
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Kailua, HI
    Vehicle:
    Prerunner -> 4WD Converted
    Pelfreybilt Bumper & IFS+Mid skid, Warn Zeon 10-S, BAMF Sliders & LCA/Diff Skids, DTRL toggle on/off, FJ OEM Fog/Aux Light switches, 2012 lower center console swap, wired in auto-dimming rear view mirror, Wet-Okole inside, Weathertech Liners & Vent Visors, Rigid Duallys fogs, 35%/5% front/rear tint, Roto-Pax, Bestop SuperTop, OME 90000/886 Front, OME Dakars+AAL/extended 5100 Rears, Extended SS brake lines, TRD TX Pro/Baja Graphite 16" Rims
    did you post this is the right page? :anonymous:
     
  5. Apr 5, 2013 at 10:02 AM
    #5
    BrokenTusk

    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Member:
    #36607
    Messages:
    32,102
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Marcelasaurus
    AB, Canada
    Vehicle:
    The Scarlett Whore
    Check Build Thread!!
    I work with radiation gear all the time with work. You are aware of the ionization effects of background radiation on your meter correct? Also the time required to take a proper reading and that they should be calibrated every year.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2013 at 10:04 AM
    #6
    BrokenTusk

    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Member:
    #36607
    Messages:
    32,102
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Marcelasaurus
    AB, Canada
    Vehicle:
    The Scarlett Whore
    Check Build Thread!!
    Hahaha no sooner do I open this thread and "Radioactive" by imagine dragons starts playing :laugh:
     
  7. Apr 5, 2013 at 11:08 AM
    #7
    127.0.0.1

    127.0.0.1 [OP] AKA ::1

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Member:
    #93641
    Messages:
    1,474
    Gender:
    Male
    /etc/hosts
    Vehicle:
    2013 NBM AC 4.0 4x4 Auto OR
    well, Hi is gonna get hit with radiation first if NK or another
    reactor goes TU
     
  8. Apr 5, 2013 at 6:04 PM
    #8
    Kala

    Kala Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Member:
    #88387
    Messages:
    1,234
    Gender:
    Male
    BigIsland
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner SR5
    i think there was reports of radiation found in tuna several hundred miles off the coast. I think there was found in tuna that was fished off the coast of japan but those tuna also migrated here. I dont think ill post anymore info cause it could be marked as political and theres too much crybabies on this site. Its something that we have to watch for but no doubt, but the US government doesnt care. :p
     
  9. Apr 5, 2013 at 8:16 PM
    #9
    Vigo

    Vigo geev um!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2012
    Member:
    #82750
    Messages:
    828
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    On a rock in the pacific
    Vehicle:
    '12 4 door
    Toytec ULK, Bilstein 5100s, DeMello sliders, Superbumps, and some other stuff...
    Saw an interview with Enson Inouye, he was using a meter while helping in Japan after the tsunami. He said that experienced as much radiation on a flight from Hawaii to New York as his stint in Japan. Good thing to have as most people don't know what they're exposed to.
     
  10. Apr 5, 2013 at 9:05 PM
    #10
    BrokenTusk

    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Member:
    #36607
    Messages:
    32,102
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Marcelasaurus
    AB, Canada
    Vehicle:
    The Scarlett Whore
    Check Build Thread!!
    Actually due to the amount of solar radiation bombarding the upper atmospheres. A commercial pilots occupation exposure to radiation is on average higher than a nuclear power plant operators yearly dosage.
     
  11. Apr 5, 2013 at 9:08 PM
    #11
    teamamerica

    teamamerica Get off your horse and drink your milk.

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Member:
    #89345
    Messages:
    740
    Gender:
    Male
    az
    Vehicle:
    2012 tundra rockwarrior
    none yet
    if it ever came down to it, you're screwed anyways if there was ever a need for the meter. it's like all the crazies with their gas masks. it's not doing you any good. what no one realizes is that most canisters are only good for tear gas, especially if they are opened already, and if you do manage to get some that are sealed and you're exposed to mustard gas or something you have a few hours it's going to work before it ends. and any nerve agent that touches your skin will absorb anyways. save your money.
     
  12. Apr 5, 2013 at 9:12 PM
    #12
    bulhas

    bulhas the habs fan

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2010
    Member:
    #47857
    Messages:
    4,793
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Vehicle:
    11' TRD Sport Alpine White
    i think you should just read my build thread ......
    i work with nuclear quite often, and tbh I am exposed to it alot more than a nuclear worker ;) Ive hit my max dosage rate for the year, sucks but you just have to step back for the rest of the year :p


    big thing to remember
    S.T.D.

    Shielding
    Time
    Distance ;)
     
  13. Apr 6, 2013 at 12:21 PM
    #13
    BrokenTusk

    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Member:
    #36607
    Messages:
    32,102
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Marcelasaurus
    AB, Canada
    Vehicle:
    The Scarlett Whore
    Check Build Thread!!
  14. Apr 11, 2013 at 9:43 PM
    #14
    battleyota

    battleyota Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Member:
    #30317
    Messages:
    492
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Oahu, HI
    Vehicle:
    Beast of Destruction
    OME suspension, All-Pro UCA, rear locker, 4.56 gears front and rear diffs, rear dif locker, 32x11.5 BF Goodrich Mud Terrians KM2, 15x8 Mickey Thompson classic lock, ARB bumper, K&N Air filter. Safari Snorkel.
    I've got my MOPP-4 gear easily accessible just in case. :D
     
To Top