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Subject: Newbie Questions
From: "Jerry Payton" gpayton880@.......
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 23:00:19 -0500
Entering a new "hobby" or interest, one always has a ton of questions. But,
to avoid ruining my welcome too fast, I will list just a few general
questions. Some questions might fit into the "Which is better Ford of
Chevy" category, but my questions are genuine.
1) Geophone vs. Seismometer?
2) Vertical or Horizontal?
3) Resonant Frequency? 1, 4.5, 8, or 10Hz.?
I have spent hours today reading various articles and from different
websites until my eyes crossed and I had Brain Fade. Some of the material
"may" be outdated too. That is one of my "gripes" about the
internet.......no way to determine the age of a posted document.
As I understand it, for long distance reception, you need a more sensitive
seismometer rather than a geophone. However, I could see where a sensitive
one might be overwhelmed with a nearby quake. I live in a rural area in NW
Arkansas and the closest activity probably would be the New Madrid fault
I doubt that I want to build anything unless it is a kit form. Is there an
soundboard interface software or hardware nowadays. Where are the
economical commercial, kits and ready-built systems available?
Amateur Radio is full of different interfaces and uses for a soundboard.
I'll give up now and not bore you with anymore questions.
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