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Howdy from Colorado, USA

Post by ColoRad-o » 18 Oct 2019, 08:48

Howdy is Western talk, FYI.

After building and using a SAFECAST bGeigie Nano (available as a kit) on road trips and hikes on a US wildlife refuge on a now lightly-contaminated (Pu, 241Am) former US weapons site, I've concluded it would be interesting and potentially useful to count isotopes with a gamma-ray spectrometer. I'll be posting shortly elsewhere about measuring half lives (less than an hour, in a situation of interest).
D. M. Wood, retired physics professor
Arvada, Colorado (USA)
SAFECAST member (bGeigie Nano)

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Re: Howdy from Colorado, USA

Post by Steven Sesselmann » 18 Oct 2019, 09:27

D'day David,

Welcome to the forum, and yes I have watched enough spaghetti westerns to know what 'howdy" means :)

In the user control panel you can add your name, location and other information in the signature section, this will then appear in the footer of your posts, so we can easily see who is posting.

You are quite right, gamma spectroscopy (spectrometry) takes radiation detection to the next level.

Steven
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Re: Howdy from Colorado, USA

Post by Steven Sesselmann » 22 Oct 2019, 09:56

David,

I see in your signature that you are a SAFECAST member, is that the same group that uses Nick Dolezal's iPhone app ?

If so would you happen to know his whereabouts, I have been trying to contact Nick about his Geigerbot app, to find out if he is still supporting it.

Thanks... Steven
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Re: Howdy from Colorado, USA

Post by ColoRad-o » 23 Oct 2019, 14:08

Steven,

Sorry to have overlooked your question!

I don't know Nick, but yes, it's the same group. I note that the current version of the Geiger Bot iOS app expects (it appears) the old Apple audio 3.5mm plug, not the current Lightning connector. This suggests the app is not being actively maintained (just saw the June 2019 exchanges), but I'll keep my eyes peeled and let you know if I find an email address.
D. M. Wood, retired physics professor
Arvada, Colorado (USA)
SAFECAST member (bGeigie Nano)

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