[ RadSafe ] Victoreen 450
Baumbaugh, Joel T CIV SPAWARSYSCEN-PACIFIC, 55360
joel.baumbaugh at navy.mil
Thu Jul 5 11:44:25 CDT 2012
I have to second your thoughts on the 450. Exposure-wise, it was one instrument that I could always trust. It had its "issues" but sometimes simple is better and this was (IMHO) one of those cases.
On every other conceivable measurement I always had my trusty Ludlum-3. I could just plug in every conceivable particle/photon detector and reliably see what was around me (or on me). At least Ludlum is still on the ball...
It is really too bad about the end of the Model 450. It was the best
ion-chambered instrument i ever used for beta dose rates, and low-E photon
exposure rates, especially in relatively confined areas (e.g., laboratory
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