New U.S. Military Surplus Radiation Detector

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New U.S. Military Surplus Radiation Detector.

Designed to be used by Civil Defense personnel to determine radioactive contamination levels that could result from an enemy attack or other nuclear disaster. Similar to fire / police models of the 1960s.

  • Measures gamma radiation as high as 500 roentgens per hour
  • Detects beta radiation from fissionable items
  • May run on 1 D, 4 D or 2 D with 1 AA battery (not included, no choice)
  • 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4"h., 4 lbs.

Condition: brand new, in 100% working order. May show signs of long term storage. Act Now!

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New U.S. Military Surplus Radiation Detector is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from didnt work I will need to return it- The test mode did not function when I put in the battery and tried the test mode.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from brand new "100% working order" Really, how many people are going to have a radiation source to test this with? But wait! It has a test function! All that does is shunt the ion tube to test the batteries and circuit continuity. After 5 decades of storage and then bouncing around in a shipping carton, the chances of the resin sealed ion tube and electrometer tube arriving intact are near zero. Collectable? OK, just about anything is collectable. I had a rock collection when I was a kid, and if you have a rain barrel, you can even collect water, but I would by no means depend on one of these ancient survey meters to "detect radiation".
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from cdv 715 This is a CDV715 Civil defense geiger counter. It is a HIGH LEVEL GEIGER COUNTER that is only used for very, very high level radiation detection. It cannot be used for household reasons and also not used for other minor detections. If you want a cool item to test and demonstrate with or collect I would recommend this product.
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brand new, never used I expected this to look "older". IDK why. Anyway, this thing is brand-spanking new! Unfortunately, it did not come with any instruction book on how to use it. So please understand that I have not used it yet, so this review may not be very useful. I will search online to see if I can find some sort of instruction manual or at least some instructions on how to use it.
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The item purchasedbwasban out of box failure.Was broken from the git go. Called customer service and they sent me a return labeland intsructions. The bought item didn't come with any instructions but was sent some by email. Hopefully I'll be able to trade up and pay he difference for a similiar item like the customer rep said but we will see.
Date published: 2014-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this as a Halloween prop, but it's still in fine working order. Just know that it's not a Geiger counter. It reads in Rads per hour. Geiger counters read in micro-rads per hour.
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Again NO instruction manual was included.
Date published: 2013-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It actually works and is easy to use. Just point and click. Now I can scare the crap out of everyone at the market by scanning the fresh fish before I buy it! Of course I'd be wearing my surplus biohazard suit to add to the effect. Oh, today isn't Halloween? Sorry!
Date published: 2013-05-11
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<!--begin-bvseo-questions--> <!--begin-questions--> <div id="bvseo-questionsSection"> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="1557562"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Have these units been certified as calibrated? Will they read correctly right out of the box? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Bear</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="1832792"> These units have been in long term storage and have not been calibrated recently. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Customer Service</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2015-08-14</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="1533286"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> WILL THE DETECTOR &quot;SEE&quot; RADON? RICHARD </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: RICHARD</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="1802283"> It is in working order and measures gamma radiation, and beta radiation from fissionable materials. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: George</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2015-07-06</div> </div> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-questions--><ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">2015-08-26T11:16CST</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_cps, prod_bvqa, vn_cps_3.1.5</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_2</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_US, sid_36733, PRD, sort_recentAnswersFirst</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_sportmansguide</li></ul><!--end-bvseo-questions--><!--BVSEO|dz:Main_Site-en_US|sdk:v1.0.7.0-n|msg:timer 46ms -->
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