gieger counter (fwd)
From: Edward V. Phillips[SMTP:ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu]
Sent: Monday, January 19, 1998 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: gieger counter (fwd)
"FYI to the group.
I just received the geiger counter I bought from Jim Heagy. It works,
it's cheap, and I'll put it to good use. It's also big and heavy, but
the US Navy has big heavy ships to keep this stuff in. I always
wondered what they used as ballast to keep those ships upright - now I
know! Thanks Jim - and there are probably other researchers on this
list who could use a good geiger counter - hint, hint! Came with a
terrific manual w/schematics too.
Excuse the cheap plug, but I like sharing a good deal.
I got mine too, and pleased with it. For instance, Jim had
stocked it with new alkaline D cells. One question, though. I have
a luminescent meter dial, WW2 vintage, that pins the meter on the
5 mR/hour scale, but doesn't do anything observable on the 50 mR/hr
scale. I even took the unit out of the case and held the source
against the second counter tube, with almost nil results. Any comment?
I've misplaced Jim's address of I would send this to him.