[aprssig] aprs Radiation Senser

jjesson at voyager.net jjesson at voyager.net
Fri Mar 25 19:54:00 EDT 2011

 Radon is causal to certain cancers. Very well documented and proven in medical books on carcinogens.  Direct cause so why should I not want to know my home or business has excess radon and takes steps to control it?


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From: Eric Hansen <skyssx at gmail.com>
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Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 18:29:39 
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Probably because of radon.

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On Mar 25, 2011, at 19:10, Joe Jesson <jjesson at voyager.net> wrote:

> My point is I want to see the data and know the facts.... and NOT some nanny state like NY telling me I cannot monitor radiation -  a proven but invisible carcinogen.    Years ago, as an MTS at the University of Chicago Jones, Searle and Fermi labs I may know just a wee bit about radioactivity and, contrary to the "Progressive" State of NY, I am not a moron running around yelling "fire" in a hosery factory!
> This motivates me to take my GM-10 geiger counter into midtown Monday... and log my daily walk across midtown. While I may come across to be slightly paranoid, I just wonder why NYC monitors radiation at the Penn train station and the Lincoln tunnel?
> 73,  Joe Jesson, KC2VGL
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Wagner" <wagnerj at proaxis.com>
> To: <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Sent: Friday, March 25, 2011 2:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] aprs Radiation Senser
>> On Mar 25, 2011, at 5:00 AM, aprssig-request at tapr.org wrote:
>> Contrary go Guido's assertion, below,  there have been quite a few  deaths from panic in the US, particularly from fire.
>> Simply look up "Copacabana Fire" and you will see what happens. For  that matter, check out Orson Well's "War of the Worlds" radio show in  1938. That was a panic over a mere radio play; it is NOT clear that  there were any deaths attributed.
>> Now, clearly, these were NOT the same a a radiation panic. But, the  "War of the Worlds" shows just how susceptible people are, and I do  not think they have changed much in the last 50+ years.
>> Jim Wagner
>> Tangent, Or
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>>> Message: 1
>>> Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:20:45 +0100
>>> From: Guido Trentalancia <iz6rdb at trentalancia.com>
>>> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Radiation sensor
>>> To: jjesson at voyager.net, TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
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>>> On Thu, 2011-03-24 at 05:03 +0000, jjesson at voyager.net wrote:
>>>> Here is another good reason to own a geiger counter and not sure  what happened since 2008:
>>>> http://dwarmstr.blogspot.com/2008/01/new-york-wants-to-ban-geiger-counters.html
>>> Yes, panic is the only side-effect of having such a monitoring  network.
>>> But panic has never killed anyone, panic is something which usually  can
>>> only saves lives.
>>> If the driver in front of you suddenly brakes, you get panic and you
>>> also brake suddenly and perhaps an accident is prevented. Without  panic,
>>> perhaps that situation would result in an accident.
>>> Or at least this is my opinion...
>>> In case of an anomalous situation it is always better to cross-check
>>> with authorities (or at least with other sources). In any case, where
>>> possible a disclaimer should be printed out (e.g. station's website,
>>> perhaps APRS comment field and so on).
>>> I suppose it's a very similar situation to CWOP/NWS. There isn't a  paid
>>> staff behind CWOP and everything is done as a best effort. But this
>>> doesn't necessarily mean that CWOP could not turn out to be useful.
>>> 73,
>>> Guido IZ6RDB
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