[ RadSafe ] Fwd: HELP: Victoreen THYAC III 490

Chris Alston achris1999 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 18:00:26 CDT 2014


If you can feel a little something, usually in the shape of a square,
underneath the sticker-label, it is almost certainly a chip of
natural, or depleted, U metal.  Depleted U particularly, used to be
very cheap, because it was a byproduct of weapons production.  So,
basically, you are using the big beta emissions from Pa-234 (Emax >
2000 keV) as your source of radiation.  I would give the Global
Calibration Lab (they, aka Fluke, "inherited" the Victoreen business,
as well as Keithley's) a call at 800-850-4608, give them the serial
number of the meter, and ask them for a definitive answer.  They are
good people, and might even send you a manual, if you asked nicely.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Parent, Eric <Eric.Parent at dfo-mpo.gc.ca>
Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 11:02 AM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] HELP:   Victoreen THYAC III 490
To: "RadSafe at health.phys.iit.edu" <RadSafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
Hello all.
I have a question concerning and old Victoreen THYAC III 490 Geiger
counter with a test source on the side. I would like to know if
anybody has information on what kind of isotopes is that test source
and what activity ?
Thank you for your help
Eric Parent

More information about the RadSafe mailing list