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  • #1512
    Ally
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    Hey all,

    I’m running Unit number 42000001 in Orlando, FL, USA and was having some trouble with my Unit – it’s a very old model, one of the first Radu produced and needs custom firmware, anyway, I removed it from it’s position outside and was running it in my basement office for a few minutes when I noticed CPM’s of 25-35. My avg outside, 20 feet away (and above ground level) is 5-7 CPM.

    I have done a Radon test in my basement level before (although not in this particular room) and it came back ‘normal’.

    Also, the unit is now back outside and it’s now reporting 15 CPM – significantly higher than it’s ever been before, out there.

    So, how long before my hair falls out and I do an “Alexander Litvinenko” (i.e. die horribly)?

    #1515
    Radu
    Keymaster

    I see it decreased, why?

    #1517
    Ally
    Participant

    I put it back outside. It continued to measure ~15 cpm for 40 minutes or so, then dropped back to its usual 6-7.

    #1561
    Radu
    Keymaster

    Do you have / or can get, any other portable dosimeter to run a parallel test?

    The max level reached in your basement is not a concern, still it should be a good idea to double check it.

    #1617
    wiretap
    Participant

    It may not be radon in the air, which most radon tests look for. It could be decays that are being picked up from the concrete or whatever your basement wall/floor is made out of. Go ahead and do a test where you put it on a granite counter top.. you’ll see similar readings. Depending on the surface you have it mounted to or set on top of, you could be picking up decay counts from that.

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