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Rad Alert 50- $300/Medcom. Monitor 4- $280/C.Craine. This seems expensive to me. Anyone know of another source for geigers? I don't want to relie on the gov. to tell me when I am/am not being irradiated!

I am considering using 400 fuji film inside a light proof chamber exposed to the atmosphere (alpha radiation can be stopped by a sheet of paper so I have to be clever in the design so that the film is sheilded from light but available to be exposed to radioactive particals) Every few days one could develope the film and check for white spots (radio active particals exposing the film).

An economical geiger would be easyer. Any help would be apreciated.

-- Robert Gordon (, December 16, 1999


Go to and download or buy the book Nuclear War Survival Skills by Cresson Kearney. From what is inside your house right now you can build the Kearney Fallout Meter. The KFM and a good windup watch will give you what you want. The KFM is a totally mechanical analog *self-calibrating* unit.

Problem with inexpensive (under $2,000) meters - overall accuracy, tend to go bonkers under high levels of radiation but give low readings, etc. Kearney says go with an Alnor, or forget it if your life might depend on it.

Problems with old 1960 surplus, aged capacitors need replacing and thenunits recalibrated. Recalibration costs more than the meter.

-- Ken Seger (, December 16, 1999.

P.S. Did you know that in the old USSR it was illegal for citizens to own radiation meters? It is now illegal for citizens to have gas masks in Seattle.

-- Ken Seger (, December 16, 1999.

You can call Mister Medic (248) 968-1616, H.H. Goldstein in Lathrup Village MI. Fax # 248 968 9865 He carries surplus rad stuff.

-- Dan Bruce (, December 16, 1999.

ki4u sells the Kearney (OISM) radiation meter kits for $15

-- (4@5.6), December 16, 1999.

Try this. Geiger counters, radioactive samples (to test and calibrate the GC), etc.

-- Ron Schwarz (, December 17, 1999.

CD Radiation Detector

#L99n-36737 - $49.97

-- ExCop (, December 17, 1999. has an el-cheapo make it yourself rad meter

-- farmer (, December 18, 1999.

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