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An E-Mail about running Aw-Radw under Linux: Collect RAD Data with the AW-RADW program under Linux
From: Rik Faith
Recently I was talking with another RM owner and realized that I
probably never sent this to you. I know I planned to, but I have not
record of doing so. It is a program to read RM-60 data from the serial
port on a Linux machine and is open source under standard X11/MIT
copyright. I hope you or your customers might get some use from it.
Rik's Linux C code
Vadim Tsozik's Modification of Rik's Linux C code
Archive of Ian Kluft's Background Radiation Measurements near Port Chicago. GPS and geiger counter data logging
Perhaps it will interest other users. I've made a web page describing
my use of your sensors (for logging radon levels). It will be updated
as the project progresses. Currently, it describes how I've connected
an RM-70 to a 1-wire bus:
So, yesterday I finally received my new RM60. Now it's plugged on a linux box with the geiger.c program found on your site. I plan on giving it some graphical ability in the near future.
Well, I've been able to clearly measure potassium 40. First, I used a 20 minutes integration time and that' more than enough: my radiation background is 22-23 uR/hr, a small pile of pure KClO3 made the reading jump to 29-30 uR/hr. Given this result, I'm fully satisfied.
At the same distance, I tried one of those uranium doped 5/8inch glass marbles you can buy on Ebay. It made the reading go to 30-31uR/hr. Basically, I was expecting way more from one of those marbles.
Then I wiped clean my TV set: it was already pretty clean to be honest, yet the reading jumped to 70 uR/hr.
I plan on building myself a radon monitor too, and also encasing the geiger in a full lead box with a place to test specimens.
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