Are there any meters that I can buy that will measure radiation?

by on January 23, 2011

Q: I am interested in testing the amount of radiation enters my house/yard from a nearby cell antenna. I’ve been browsing online for a meter and found a lot of chinese and ghost finding junk. Can you recommend a decent meter manufactured by a reputable company?


5 Responses to “Are there any meters that I can buy that will measure radiation?”
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    First, make sure you understand the different kinds of radiation:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation

    The kind of radiation you want to measure will dictate what tool you need.

    If you want to measure Ionizing Radiation/ nuclear radiation you’d want to buy a Geiger Counter.

    If you want to measure Radio Waves buy an R.F field strength meter.

    If you want a measure Thermal Radiation, buy a thermometer! : )

     
  2.  

    Mark, Thank you for your reply.

    In the post I specified that I would like to measure the (RF) radiation from a cell tower. I would like recommendations on a reliable meter manufactured by a reputable company.

     
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    Picked as best answer

    Just wanted to make sure you understood what you wanted to measure so I didn’t make an improper suggestion.

    Based on my research I would consider this item: http://www.extech.com/instruments/product.asp?catid=57&prodid=594

     
  4.  

    Thanks Mark!

    Check out what I’ve found. They look strikingly similar including their specs. There is about a $200 difference.
    Is one copying the other or is it the same product each with a private label?

    http://www.mostbuying.com/cheap-discount-TES593-Electrosmog-RF-Microwave-Meter-Up-To-8Ghz-EMF-Test-Equipment-dz00078-online-shopping_g4996.html?pro=gsus

    http://www.extech.com/instruments/resources/datasheets/480846data.pdf

     
  5.  

    These appear to be similar products