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Author:  hey [ Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ID 1:EB5A139C - South Beloit, Illinois

If your GC is in the house and low, that is good. The government said to find shelter in your house when the radiation comes. And your GC proves that is the best place to be. They say Use ducttape and plastic to cover your windows.

Author:  KingCobra [ Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ID 1:EB5A139C - South Beloit, Illinois

My weeks readings are going to a higher average.

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Author:  KingCobra [ Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ID 1:EB5A139C - South Beloit, Illinois

I just now replaced the filter with a new one. The change was between 1:16 & 1:21 p.m. CST

Author:  KingCobra [ Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ID 1:EB5A139C - South Beloit, Illinois

You can see the drop in my graph during the filter change. Now even with a new filter my previous level has been reached.

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Author:  KingCobra [ Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ID 1:EB5A139C - South Beloit, Illinois

Yesterday I just replaced my filter as seen by the spot I marked.

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Author:  KingCobra [ Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ID 1:EB5A139C - South Beloit, Illinois

Looking at my screen shot above, I had detection of elevated levels. I confirmed the presence of radiation using my Polimaster next to the filter of my unit/station. I also used my InspectorEXP to confirm. The spike seen prior to the filter change also helps to confirm detection of radiation was seen before the filter change.

I am guilty of not changing my filter regularly. At $15 a filter (Holmes HEPA) I try to hold out as long as I can. Even with an old/restricted filter, changes in current radiation levels are easily seen.

Author:  EB702D3F [ Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ID 1:EB5A139C - South Beloit, Illinois

How's it going...

The HUGE question is what isotopes did the polimaster find???


Just wondering if you've seen any spikes away from the unit?

Are you using the same filter unit? How long has it been in service?


You may be experiencing wear from the magnets / brushes as the St.Charles station did.

Notice the new St. Charles unit after motor breakin? Started out with much higher reads than your unit but after the initial breakin period the reads are basically normal numbers again. Last reads (today) are about 1/2 of your numbers.


How about giving us some reads away from the filter and filter unit using over time methods to get a confirmation average...

AND test for isotopes for at least 8 hours with your polymaster and post em here for future reference.

If the unit contains Cobalt fragments you will see it with any counter so it doesn't really solve the mystery. And this type of discharge will adhere to the back of the filter so testing the filter off the unit doesn't really help.


You may need to research a alternative brand for a different motor type for your filter unit when you replace it.

Please let us know the isotope test results...

...If you need help with this contact me or read some of my other posts on isolated testing.


By the way, this is the same type of situation after filter change(s) that the St.Charles station had with a wore out motor so you may simply be seeing weather conditions.


Any wind pressure on these units will stress the motor and cause a release of materials from the brushes and motor core...


I hope I'm right (for everyone's sake) about this but let's test and know for sure!!!!

Many Thanks.



KingCobra wrote:
Looking at my screen shot above, I had detection of elevated levels. I confirmed the presence of radiation using my Polimaster next to the filter of my unit/station. I also used my InspectorEXP to confirm. The spike seen prior to the filter change also helps to confirm detection of radiation was seen before the filter change.

I am guilty of not changing my filter regularly. At $15 a filter (Holmes HEPA) I try to hold out as long as I can. Even with an old/restricted filter, changes in current radiation levels are easily seen.

Author:  KingCobra [ Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ID 1:EB5A139C - South Beloit, Illinois

Yes I got spikes on the Polimaster before I got close to the filter but even more next to the filter. Other units on the NETC map showed a rise too with the same pattern, including EPA stations. Feel free to dig through the charts yourself. In an effort to keep this thread full of my stations updates rather than conversations about them, I will move other posts to a thread of their own.

Author:  EB702D3F [ Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ID 1:EB5A139C - South Beloit, Illinois

What isotopes did you find and what were their levels...



KingCobra wrote:
Yes I got spikes on the Polimaster before I got close to the filter but even more next to the filter. Other units on the NETC map showed a rise too with the same pattern, including EPA stations. Feel free to dig through the charts yourself. In an effort to keep this thread full of my stations updates rather than conversations about them. I will move other posts to a thread of their own.

Author:  KingCobra [ Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ID 1:EB5A139C - South Beloit, Illinois

To be able to confirm isotopes, I would have needed the Polimaster held next to the filter much longer. I was interested in confirmation of radiation, which I got (GMC-200, Polimaster and InspectorEXP) with 3 different devices. I am monitoring this stuff to aid in my avoiding radiation, what isotopes there are is not my greatest concern. I already know thanks to the Handford site, St. Louis site, WIPP & Fukushima were have a dirty bomb of isotopes present.

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