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yaser

Iraq
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Posted - 10/24/2020 :  12:51:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hi , i got GMC 600+ , can i know if cell towers effect on my device reading , as i have many cell and internet towers in my city,in case it can effect , how much it is ?
thanks in advance

yaser
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Searinox

Romania
34 Posts

Posted - 10/25/2020 :  08:24:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The device you have detects ionizing radiation only and will not detect any kind of radio-spectrum or microwave radiation. If you want radio and microwave spectrum detection, you need an EMF device not a geiger counter.

Edited by - Searinox on 10/25/2020 08:45:37
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ullix

Germany
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Posted - 10/26/2020 :  00:00:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Searinox is perfectly right that you cannot "measure" cell tower radiation with a Geiger counter.

However, this does not rule out the possibility that you can get electric interference from it. Try this yourself: put a smartphone on your Geiger counter, and make a call from or to this phone. Very likely you will see some strange reaction of the Geiger counter.

But this effect is also a question of the strength of the disturbing electric signal, and a phone directly on the counter gives a much, much electric signal, than even a nearby cell tower!

While electric noise from things as trivial as a vacuum cleaner in the house, an elevator, an air conditioning unit may give rise to disturbances, it is unlikely that cell towers have a noticeable effect, though not completely impossible.

I wouldn't worry about cell towers.
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