We’re still under lockdown here in Washington state. (Technically, it’s a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.)
As a result, I’m extending the Geiger Counter kit sale for another couple weeks, through April 30th. Stay home and stay healthy, friends!
Note that the SBM-20 Geiger-Müller tube that normally ships with the kit isn’t sensitive to alpha particles. To detect alpha particles you’ll need to source a Geiger-Müller tube with a mica window, such as the LND-712. There are also several options available on eBay.
My Geiger Counter kits are on sale this month during quarantine. Visit the MightyOhm Geiger Counter product page to learn more and to place an order.
I’ve received a number of inquiries over the past several days about the status of kit sales.
However, since I operate my small business out of my home, MightyOhm is still up and running.
USPS is still collecting mail and kits are shipping as usual. One of the nice things about my kits is that they fit in a small padded envelope or a USPS small flat rate box, which can be mailed at any post office collection box. I pass by several USPS boxes on my frequent walks (following social distance guidelines), so I’m able to mail packages per usual.
Geiger counter kits are still on sale. The sale has been extended through June.
With the spread of COVID-19, many folks are stuck at home for a variety of reasons. This is a great time to practice social distancing (Seattle, we got this), stay home, be safe, and work on those projects you’ve been putting off.
For folks looking for a fun new project, Geiger Counter kits are 20% off for the next month. The full bundle (kit + case + SBM-20 Geiger tube) is normally $99.95, but for the next 30 days it will be $79.95 + shipping.
You can place an order here. Be sure to select the full bundle to get the sale price!
Supplies are limited!
The 39th annual Mike and Key ARC Swap Meet will take place on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup.
This is one of my favorite ham radio events in the Seattle area and I’ll be there again this year, hopefully with a seller’s table (still waiting on confirmation).
Edit: I won’t be attending after all. Seattle has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and King county is discouraging people from attending events with large groups of people.