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6:04 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Here it is [siternetusa.com]

What is it exactly?
What was it first developed for?

Good luck.

6:10 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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is it used in law enforcement?
6:11 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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gun that produces high frequency sounds to break walls(or other things?)
6:13 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Is it used to open very expensive champagne bottles?
6:14 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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All the above are very creative, but not even close.
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ok,does this "gun" receive or "shoot"?
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>ok,does this "gun" receive or "shoot"?

Very good question.
This device receives

6:25 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Is it an air gun to change tires at pit stops?
6:28 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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It's a 'Sonic gun' to tackle plane hijackers
6:30 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>It's a 'Sonic gun' to tackle plane hijackers

Hmmmmmmmmmm..............no
doesn't change tires either

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looks like radar gun used for speed detection.
6:33 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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speedo meter(radar gun) used for baseball pitchers:)

[edited by: JonB at 6:36 pm (utc) on Nov. 23, 2002]

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Is it used in Television or Movie production?
6:37 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Not a kind of radar gun or speed measuring device.
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>Is it used in Television or Movie production?
No
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some sort of chemical sensor for measuring airborn concentration?
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Is it a sonic gun for fixing horse races.?
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Is that finger on a trigger of the pistol grip┐

At last I'm here before the quiz is over.....:)

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>some sort of chemical sensor for measuring airborn concentration?

No, but the "sensor" part is going in the right direction.

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>Is that finger on a trigger of the pistol grip┐
I don't know

Glad you could make it, the more the merrier :)

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does it collect some kind of "gas" (like air,sound,laser etc) or something biological/chemical?
6:57 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>does it collect some kind of "gas" (like air,sound,laser etc) or something biological/chemical?

Wow, you covered some ground with that question.
It is related to one of the above, and I won't say which one yet.

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I can't come with the name for this. <added: geiger counter> Does this thing detects high energy particles like beta particles or radioactive isotope density?
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>I can't come with the name for this. <added: geiger counter> Does this thing detects high energy particles like beta particles or radioactive isotope density?

No

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Hmm... I'm going with a stream of consciousness thing here, so bear with me.

I see 3 primary components:
1. Primary Unit
2. Collector
3. Trigger

I would assume that the primary unit has a receiver circuit on it, and the collector is tehre to minimize background interference. Due to the apparent symmetrical nature of the collector, I'd guess orientation of the device does not matter. I notice on the primary unit is what appears to be a know, possibly a variable adjustor which will change the sensitivity or recalibrate the device?

IMHO, the collector is not wide enough for it to collect sound. Additionally, it looks as though the collector is made of some sort of plastic so that rules out the ability to collect any radioactive materials except for alpha rays.

The back of the primary unit, where the 'knob' is doesn't seem to have much room for a readout display. So I would guess it's a simple feedback device. Maybe a green/red light or a beeping noise for the presence of something.

Perhaps an old fashioned stud finder? No... because that cone doesn't seem like it would work well with an emitter. BUt perhaps the device is meant to be placed up against something.

Well, you got me... hopefully some of my ranting is on target and will help someone figure it out.

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Very funny. I was looking at it by the side all this time. The right side "cone" is the handler, and the "handler" is a PVC tube with an smaller tube inside. Then, the small tube connects to some device and measures concentrations on that device's output.

Or it's that I'm in need of a break and going crazy :)

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I would assume that the primary unit has a receiver circuit on it, and the collector is tehre to minimize background interference. Due to the apparent symmetrical nature of the collector, I'd guess orientation of the device does not matter. I notice on the primary unit is what appears to be a know, possibly a variable adjustor which will change the sensitivity or recalibrate the device?

It does have a receiver
I think the orientation matters

IMHO, the collector is not wide enough for it to collect sound. Additionally, it looks as though the collector is made of some sort of plastic so that rules out the ability to collect any radioactive materials except for alpha rays

Wrong

The back of the primary unit, where the 'knob' is doesn't seem to have much room for a readout display. So I would guess it's a simple feedback device. Maybe a green/red light or a beeping noise for the presence of something.

Not sure if it has a readout

Perhaps an old fashioned stud finder? No... because that cone doesn't seem like it would work well with an emitter. BUt perhaps the device is meant to be placed up against something.?

No

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Very funny. I was looking at it by the side all this time. The right side "cone" is the handler, and the "handler" is a PVC tube with an smaller tube inside. Then, the small tube connects to some device and measures concentrations on that device's output

Wrong

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First clue

It was first developed by a government agency in 1991, now it is used as a commercial product - used for safety and to save money.

7:46 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Second clue

Think sound

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