[ RadSafe ] product question: Polimaster products

Franz Schönhofer franz.schoenhofer at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 11:34:32 CDT 2013

Hi Andy,
 Nice to hear from you again!

Yes, I have a dose-rate meter from Polimaster. but I did not purchase it
for accuracy. You might know that they are made in Bjelorussia. Unless so
many western "experts" turn up their nose on anything coming from an
Eastern country, I did not buy it (it was cheap) for precision
measurements! My interrest was to detect slighthly and more enhanced gamma
dose rates. I never checked it for accuracy. A typical use was, when I was
a few years ago in the four corner area to look for the remainants of
uranium mining. (I am interrested in the history.) It helped me a lot to
find fascinating places of the old primtive methods to dig a hole and
extract millons of´$ (I am joking) worth of uranium. Be sure that I did not
carry the instrument as an alarm! This nonscientific survey was great fun
for me. Another interesting use of this dose rate meter is the hunt for
radioactive minll erals. We have two or three times a large mineral fair in
Vienna and I use to scan "suspicious" minerals with this meter, and if
positive buy it. My original trick to tell the owners, that they had
radioactive minerals and that I would help them to dispose them of, did not

You may consider what you really need for and then consult the companies

I have recently been in hospital for five weeks because of five broken toes
on my left foot and the main "toe bone". No chance to visit the
interresting conferences in the near future, but maybe we'll meet at
another one. I do not give up so easily.

Best wishes,


2013/7/3 KARAM, PHILIP <PHILIP.KARAM at nypd.org>

> Just wondering if anyone has any experience with Polimaster - their meters
> look good on the web page, but I'm interested in how durable they are, if
> they're a fairly good value, and how reliable and accurate they are. Ease
> of use is important also.
> Thanks!
> Andy
> P. Andrew Karam, PhD, CHP
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