V-700 6A Victoreen Geiger Counter
Range: 0-50 mR/hr
Low-Level Radiation Detection
Calibrated & Operational
Carrying Strap & Manual
Supply: Requires 4 common 1.5v D-Cell Batteries (Not Included)
KI4U Radiation Lab
Tested & Recently Calibrated
Inc. is licensed and authorized by the State of Texas (Bureau of Radiation
Control License No. L05515). KI4U is the only private,
non-government, lab that specializes in calibrating high-range Civil Defense
instruments. This Geiger counter has been rigorously inspected,
tested and calibrated at the licensed radiation calibration
laboratory - KI4U. It
is fully ready for reliable, accurate and confident service in the field.
units are taken through preventative maintenance, tests and evaluations prior
to calibration. After passing the KI4U lab calibration they are then certified
and a calibration sticker is placed on the unit showing the calibration date
and other relevant information.
units may look slightly used cosmetically. They have a check source
on the side and a headphone jack. The device comes with a manual and
headphones. Some units may be modified and fitted with modern
headphones rather than the original type. The Victoreen Model 6A
Geiger counters was considered the 'work horse' of the emergency response
community with thousands still in use today across America. The
estimated date of the first production of the Model 6A was 1961.
Three ranges allow low-level gamma
radiation measurement at 0 - 0.5 mR/hr, 0 - 5.0 mR/hr and 0 - 50.0
mR/hr. A milliRoentgen (mR) is one thousandth of a Roentgen
(R). The detector on the CD V-700 is a Geiger-Mueller (GM)
tube. The probe on the CD V-700 has a section in the center which
rotates to expose a window for also detecting beta radiation. The
unit detects beta radiation and
gamma radiation with the detecting wand's beta shield open, or gammas only when the shield is closed. This survey meter
is only calibrated for gamma
radiation, so you cannot get an accurate reading of the exposure rate from
beta particles, only an indication of their presence.
The CD V-700 is a true Geiger Counter capable of measuring ambient background
levels of gamma radiation and detecting the presence of beta radiation in the
environment. The CD V-700s main purpose was as a peacetime training
instrument and for use in checking food and shelter entrances for low levels of
fallout contamination. They are also capable of detecting low-level
radioactivity in items like artifacts, uranium-doped marbles, Fiesta-ware
plates and radium watch faces. This meter has a probe that you can
detach and use as a wand to check a person's entire body from head to toe for
fields can saturate the geiger tube, causing the meter to read a very low level
of radiation. The CD V-700
was used in combination with ion chamber meters such as the CD V-715,
CD V-717, which can only measure higher levels of radiation but do not
saturate. We sell these ion chamber meters as well.
This meter measures
how much radiation you are getting PER HOUR. It does
NOT measure your TOTAL Accumulated DOSE. FOR DOSE you need the CDV-742
Dosimeter and CDV-750 Charger. If you do not have these something as
simple as a RADSTICKER is beneficial.
may find CD V-700's on EBay or other such sites but they are almost always
surplus items that have not been inspected, tested, repaired or calibrated. Using
an uncalibrated device could expose you to dangerous levels of radiation. Calibration
can only be performed by a licensed radiation calibration lab such as KI4U.
until a nuclear crisis occurs to order one of these. Once a crisis
occurs the demand will almost certainly outpace the availability.
photos are a representation of the product and not the exact product that will
be shipped to you.***
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