[aprssig] aprs Radiation Senser
jjesson at voyager.net
Fri Mar 25 18:10:52 CDT 2011
My point is I want to see the data and know the facts.... and NOT some nanny
state like NY telling me I cannot monitor radiation - a proven but
invisible carcinogen. Years ago, as an MTS at the University of Chicago
Jones, Searle and Fermi labs I may know just a wee bit about radioactivity
and, contrary to the "Progressive" State of NY, I am not a moron running
around yelling "fire" in a hosery factory!
This motivates me to take my GM-10 geiger counter into midtown Monday... and
log my daily walk across midtown. While I may come across to be slightly
paranoid, I just wonder why NYC monitors radiation at the Penn train station
and the Lincoln tunnel?
73, Joe Jesson, KC2VGL
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Wagner" <wagnerj at proaxis.com>
To: <aprssig at tapr.org>
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2011 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] aprs Radiation Senser
> On Mar 25, 2011, at 5:00 AM, aprssig-request at tapr.org wrote:
> Contrary go Guido's assertion, below, there have been quite a few deaths
> from panic in the US, particularly from fire.
> Simply look up "Copacabana Fire" and you will see what happens. For that
> matter, check out Orson Well's "War of the Worlds" radio show in 1938.
> That was a panic over a mere radio play; it is NOT clear that there were
> any deaths attributed.
> Now, clearly, these were NOT the same a a radiation panic. But, the "War
> of the Worlds" shows just how susceptible people are, and I do not think
> they have changed much in the last 50+ years.
> Jim Wagner
> Tangent, Or
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:20:45 +0100
>> From: Guido Trentalancia <iz6rdb at trentalancia.com>
>> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Radiation sensor
>> To: jjesson at voyager.net, TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
>> Message-ID: <1300969245.4904.16.camel at tesla.lan>
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>> On Thu, 2011-03-24 at 05:03 +0000, jjesson at voyager.net wrote:
>>> Here is another good reason to own a geiger counter and not sure what
>>> happened since 2008:
>> Yes, panic is the only side-effect of having such a monitoring network.
>> But panic has never killed anyone, panic is something which usually can
>> only saves lives.
>> If the driver in front of you suddenly brakes, you get panic and you
>> also brake suddenly and perhaps an accident is prevented. Without panic,
>> perhaps that situation would result in an accident.
>> Or at least this is my opinion...
>> In case of an anomalous situation it is always better to cross-check
>> with authorities (or at least with other sources). In any case, where
>> possible a disclaimer should be printed out (e.g. station's website,
>> perhaps APRS comment field and so on).
>> I suppose it's a very similar situation to CWOP/NWS. There isn't a paid
>> staff behind CWOP and everything is done as a best effort. But this
>> doesn't necessarily mean that CWOP could not turn out to be useful.
>> Guido IZ6RDB
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