View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:30 am



Reply to topic  [ 160 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 16  Next
 ID 1:EB5A139C - South Beloit, Illinois 
Author Message
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:40 pm
Posts: 2681
Location: Illinois
Station ID: 1:EB5A139C Beloit http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C
City: Beloit (Note: Google Map has it as Beloit, WI but in fact it is South Beloit, IL.)
State: WI (Note: Google Map has it listed as Beloit, WI but in fact it is South Beloit, IL)
Geiger Brand/Model: GQ GMC-200 (Note: Being outside, beta detections are possible)
Location: Outside on the face of input filter of HEPA air purifier, increases detection rates

Image

_________________
MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C


Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:29 am
Profile
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:40 pm
Posts: 2681
Location: Illinois
Recently I started an outdoor radiation station monitoring system. Previously I had the unit in the house, but now I have it outside because this is the only way to detect the outside beta radiation. By using the GQ GMC-200 geiger counter outside I not only get outside detection of beta radiation levels, but I have it connected to an air purifier filter for better detection rates. The results have been very good (as in detection of highs & lows) when compared to my nearest EPA site, located in Madison Wisconsin.

Why is outside air beta radiation detection so important?

ABC Channel 10 News wrote:
"We should take this very seriously," said Joseph Mangano, the executive director of the New York-based Radiation and Public Health Project, which researches the impact of nuclear power.

The group obtained results of eight air samples conducted by the EPA in San Diego in the month and a half after the nuclear disaster began.

It found that beta radiation levels in San Diego were more than six times the normal amount. While those are still low levels, the group says its numbers show the radiation may have harmed children.


http://www.10news.com/news/study-says-fallout-from-nuclear-disaster-in-fukushima-japan-may-be-harming-local-infants-04042013

Lets compare my recent reading with the EPA site nearby.

Here is my outside geiger counter (GMC-200) on the face of an air purifier running 24/7.
Attachment:
South Beloit Outside Graph 4-6-2013.JPG
South Beloit Outside Graph 4-6-2013.JPG [ 182.25 KiB | Viewed 21447 times ]

Below is the EPA site graph. Where you see the station ID as 4: that tells me it's a beta site
Attachment:
EPA Graph Madison WI 4-6-2013.JPG
EPA Graph Madison WI 4-6-2013.JPG [ 136 KiB | Viewed 21447 times ]


I do not know exactly what make & model of equipment the EPA are using. The actual CPM reading is not what I am trying to point out, rather the fact that my chart goes up and down with theirs. I do find it amazing that both of these readings are so close together in CPM, but again what is really important here is that both graphs go up and down at the same time.

_________________
MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C


Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:46 am
Profile
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:40 pm
Posts: 2681
Location: Illinois
Last week around May 1-2 of 2013 I started to notice sites in Japan near Fukushima start to climb up and up for several days in a row. Below is the graph of just one of those sites. Please note that the dates and time on these graphs are constant so no conversion is needed.
Attachment:
Fukushima Week of May 2-8 of 2013 .JPG
Fukushima Week of May 2-8 of 2013 .JPG [ 83.42 KiB | Viewed 21403 times ]


Then about 3 days after the first spike on May 2, 2013 (seen on the Fukushima Japan graph above) I seen those same patterns on my real-time outside geiger counter (GMC-200) on an air purifier as seen below. Looking at my Beloit/South Beloit outside graph, I see that currently I have 4 of the 5 obvious spikes from the Fukushima graph. I believe that I will get rain tomorrow so I hope that don't cause my readings to become distorted so much I will not be able to see clearly the 5th spike pattern.
Attachment:
South Beloit Illinois May 2-8 of 2013.JPG
South Beloit Illinois May 2-8 of 2013.JPG [ 120.44 KiB | Viewed 21403 times ]


Here is the nearest EPA site to me, Madison Wisconsin. The station ID 5: means it's a gamma site and I know this graph uses the EPA energy channel 5.
Attachment:
Madison Wisconsin EPA Gamma Site Channel 5 Energy May 2-8 of 2013.JPG
Madison Wisconsin EPA Gamma Site Channel 5 Energy May 2-8 of 2013.JPG [ 87.25 KiB | Viewed 21403 times ]

_________________
MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C


Wed May 08, 2013 10:38 am
Profile
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:40 pm
Posts: 2681
Location: Illinois
The filter was changed on 07/10/2013.

Please ignore the 83 CPM spike I received on this day because I turned the power off and back on which caused this spike.

_________________
MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C


Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:19 am
Profile
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:40 pm
Posts: 2681
Location: Illinois
Today in the a.m. I have very heavy fog and with it came high radiation readings for my outside unit.


Attachments:
South Beloit Outside NETC Station 8-29-2013 927am CST.JPG
South Beloit Outside NETC Station 8-29-2013 927am CST.JPG [ 159.1 KiB | Viewed 20911 times ]

_________________
MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:52 am
Profile
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:40 pm
Posts: 2681
Location: Illinois
As I recently read through this thread, I noticed that I failed to finish reporting on the radiation detections/events noticed in May of 2013. Above I posted on May 8th about the detections/events but failed to follow up with a graph showing the complete detections.

Here is that graph and when compared to the one from Japan, I think it speaks for itself. :shock:

Attachment:
NETC South Beloit Illinois May 5th thru 12th of 2013.JPG
NETC South Beloit Illinois May 5th thru 12th of 2013.JPG [ 174.3 KiB | Viewed 20879 times ]

Image

_________________
MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C


Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:14 am
Profile
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:40 pm
Posts: 2681
Location: Illinois
This week has been very bad :shock:

These detections were verified using both a pancake unit and my Polimaster PM1703MO.


Attachments:
NETC South Beloit Illinois 8-31-2013 1202pm.JPG
NETC South Beloit Illinois 8-31-2013 1202pm.JPG [ 189.04 KiB | Viewed 20861 times ]

_________________
MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C
Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:06 pm
Profile
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:40 pm
Posts: 2681
Location: Illinois
Today looks like it might be an interesting day. So far I have started the day with an a.m. high that is very close to my high of April of 2013.


Attachments:
NETC South Beloit Illinois 09-04-2013 807am CST.JPG
NETC South Beloit Illinois 09-04-2013 807am CST.JPG [ 167.85 KiB | Viewed 20778 times ]

_________________
MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:20 am
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:51 pm
Posts: 734
Location: Arkansas
do you have a second unit right there to verify your readings???


Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:25 am
Profile
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:40 pm
Posts: 2681
Location: Illinois
hey wrote:
do you have a second unit right there to verify your readings???


I have verified these higher reading by two different 10-minute averages taken with my InspectorEXP outside.

Both of these tests with my InspectorEXP verify the higher reading shown on my GMC-200 (on air purifier outside) graph readings in the a.m. and the lower one just recently.

My basement unit makes a good backup system too because I see the outside reading rise show up shortly after on my basement unit.

_________________
MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C


Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:53 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 160 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 16  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Designed by STSoftware.