The Victoreen CD V-700 Model 6B Geiger Counter is a must-have for anyone interested in civil defense history or emergency response. This is the "work horse" of the emergency response community, with thousands still in use across America. 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. It can measure low levels of gamma radiation with ranges of 0-0.5 mR/hr, 0-5.0 mR/hr, and 0-50.0 mR/hr. The detector is a Geiger-Mueller (GM) tube, which measures both gamma and beta radiation.
The CD V-700 is very well suited for verifying successful decontamination and checking for low-level contamination in food or water. Developed to check food and shelter entrances for fallout contamination, it is still in use by first responders and is considered an essential piece of survival equipment. This unit is designed to field test food for higher unsafe levels of radiation, while lower unsafe level testing should be done in labs by trained personnel.
The CD V-700 Model 6B Geiger Counter is made by Victoreen Instruments and has a durable, ruggedized lens that provides more electromagnetic pulse (EMP) protection than the original meter face. It requires four common 1.5v D-cell batteries to operate and is sold as-is, without any warranty or radiation source included.
In summary, the Victoreen CD V-700 Model 6B Geiger Counter is a reliable, high-quality instrument that is essential for anyone interested in civil defense, emergency response, or survival equipment. With its ability to measure both gamma and beta radiation, it is an ideal tool for verifying successful decontamination and checking for low-level contamination in food or water.