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by Brian_Gage
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Hearing Radiation
Replies: 26
Views: 8620

Re: Hearing Radiation

<t>Hello Fran and Carl,<br/> This business of hearing converted gamma radiation energies is facinating. I would hope some genius might eventually create a module that I could plug in one of my CsI probes, with a power supply and hook it to a computer, run software and hear what the Swedes and Carl h...
by Brian_Gage
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Hearing Radiation
Replies: 26
Views: 8620

Re: Hearing Radiation

<t>Hello All and thanks for remembering Steven.<br/> I have gotten rather sidetracked the past couple of months. I joined the local ham club to get help with soldering and building rad science related circuits. Well, the urged me to get my license last April, then set me up with a Kenwood TS-450s tr...
by Brian_Gage
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: An Idea for measuring UHV
Replies: 6
Views: 2103

Re: An Idea for measuring UHV

<t>Ryan, it seems to me, a blind amateur, that your idea has one flaw, that being the photonic display consistent with a fusor, namely the plasma light inside the fusor kind of overload any PMT used in your suggested system?<br/> <br/> A good idea, but....<br/> Please, sighted experts, correct me if...
by Brian_Gage
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: What is the quality of 304 stainless steel that makes it so preferable to fusioneer?
Replies: 7
Views: 2401

Re: What is the quality of 304 stainless steel that makes it so preferable to fusioneer?

<t>Hi Dave,<br/> Was delighted to read your post on fusor.net. Didn't know you were both GCE and interested in fusors. 'duh!' Should have guessed...<br/> Envisioning a view-port, it should be fairly simple to add in a glass window before the more expensive Pyrex port window to protect it from sputte...
by Brian_Gage
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Neutron activation with a hydrogen bomb
Replies: 10
Views: 4206

Re: Neutron activation with a hydrogen bomb

<t>Richard, it looks like 1967 was the year of the test involving cobalt pellets. It is mentioned below. I saved the text from a search, but couldn't find the correct web address in the article. This was a Google search.<br/> .<br/> "About Christmas Island (Kiritimati) - and Australia - Bomb Tests -...
by Brian_Gage
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Neutron activation with a hydrogen bomb
Replies: 10
Views: 4206

Re: Neutron activation with a hydrogen bomb

<t>Okay, found a bit of what I'd read on cobalt salted bombs. This from Wiki-<br/> "As far as is publicly known, no cobalt bombs have ever been built. The Operation Antler/Round 1 test by the British at the Tadje site in the Maralinga range in Australia on 14 September 1957 tested a bomb using cobal...
by Brian_Gage
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Neutron activation with a hydrogen bomb
Replies: 10
Views: 4206

Re: Neutron activation with a hydrogen bomb

As recently as last year, I recall reading that one of the British bomb tests in Austrailia had a jacket or sections made of cobalt. I'll start searching for the document.
by Brian_Gage
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Neutron activation with a hydrogen bomb
Replies: 10
Views: 4206

Re: Neutron activation with a hydrogen bomb

Carl, though I hate travelling or flying long distances, I'm almost envious of your trip to the Russian test site. Thanks for all the text info on your experience. Made for real interesting reading.
by Brian_Gage
Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Ports
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

Re: Ports

<t>Yea! Yes, read, which isn't asking much. Hey, I'm blind, and I used my screen reader software to read the intro and registration messages. Then I registered correctly, and have received generous assistance from forum members. I also, as a blind member, have taken time to read the FAQ's.<br/> If s...
by Brian_Gage
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: [Paper] My Fusor Experience
Replies: 8
Views: 3323

Re: [Paper] My Fusor Experience

<t>A lot of PDF documents present a problem for those of us who are blind, using a screen reader. I've found a great number of PDF documents do not translate with Adobe Reader into something the screen reader can recognize. A sighted person might well be able to read the document, but the screen rea...