[aprssig] APRS Radiation sensor

DALE wa7ixk at embarqmail.com
Wed Mar 23 22:55:51 EDT 2011

Coleman mantles used to be radio active. Don't know about now.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 5:28:32 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Radiation sensor

>> Maybe just for grins one could try ... biased, 
>> and hooked to a high gain audio amp?

> Or perhaps the FL illuminator from a laptop 
> panel or flat monitor? (The now-old style with 
> flourescent lamps rather than white LEDs.)

Wow, wouldn't that be a hoot!  I guess the easiest "source" for testing is a
smoke detector?  Any others?  Come to think about it, there is some other
compound in every kitchen that is slightly radioactive, but I cannot
remember what it is...?

Bob, Wb4APR

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