Opportunity knocks, or perhaps "ticks"

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  1. VoodooMojo

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    now is the time for entrepreneuring spirit to start mass producing Geiger Counters/Radiation Detectors.
    Anybody got good proven design schematics? ;)
     
  2. Wendy

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    I'd like to find a solid state equivalent to a geiger tube myself. I have some other projects I'd like to try out sometime.
     
  3. KL7AJ

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    I have several I got at a surplus sale a while ago. No ticking here. :)

    Eric the non-radiating. :)P
     
  4. Wendy

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    The answer my friend
    Is blowen in the wind
    The answer is blowen in the wind.
     
  5. VoodooMojo

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    I just did a search for "geiger counter" on ebay.
    the bid counts are getting interesting.
    A couple weeks ago you could not give the things away!
     
  7. loosewire

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    Welcome back Eric,the book doing ok,for the guys that don't know
    The North Pole guy.
     
  8. PackratKing

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    .............And this surprises you........why ??? :D
     
  9. beenthere

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    If somebody gets a GC with a messed up adjustment that causes a very high count, watch out for heavy traffic over the Sierras! Without a cal sticker, you have no idea of what and how much you are registering. The window in the tube can be transparent to only gammas, or let you count alphas.

    I suspect most people would just hear some clicks and start running.
     
  10. retched

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    I tell you what! If I turned one on and it started "talking" I would be rather alarmed at first. Especially if there were no test sample around.

    Calibration would likely be the culprit, but I am expecting the worst. ;)
     
  11. Kermit2

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    Hold a banana up to one and see what it tells ya! :)

    examine a piece of pink granite in the courthouse downtown, and try not gasp!

    Radiation is EVERYWHERE. THere is No pLace to hIDe. BWAHAHAHahahahaa!

    ;)
     
  12. R!f@@

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    It's MWAHAHAHA !! Kermit.
     
  13. loosewire

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    You called me off the bench coach, a drop of nintro in the cab of a p.u. truck.
    Go figure.
     
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