With the increase of Paranormal TV shows using gadgets and tech to aid their investigations .So here at Spook Advisor we aim to show and review these bits of kit, listing pros and cons and debunking any of the myths surrounding them.
Before we start I would like to share with you my background and how I got started in the Paranormal scene.
I have worked as an electronics service engineer for over 30 years , specialising in electronic security and radio communications equipment, in fact I have been using and repairing radio equipment since I was 12 years old from back in the good old days of CB radio in the 1970’s right up to today. I am a fully licensed Amateur radio operator (Radio Ham) based in the United Kingdom.
I first got interested in the Paranormal after watching some of the well known TV shows a few years back and seeing some of the kit they used.
So I went on a few investigations with various groups and got to see some of the kit first hand, with my background in radio, electronics and electro magnetic radiation.
The sceptic in me soon saw through some of the tricks used by some of the events to put on a show for the guests, it was then I decided to join a small group of friends who were interested in the paranormal and try to do real investigations without any of the trickery used by some groups.
So Spook Advisor was conceived with the intention of providing reviews of Paranormal groups ,events and technology used.
The K2 Meter
This is one of the most popular bits of kit in the Paranormal investigators tool box.
The K-II meter, also known as the “Safe Range EMF”, is a simple, single-axis electromagnetic field meter.
It was originally designed to test for harmful Electro Magnetic emissions (EMF) from electrical equipment around the home. The device operates on a 50 and 60 Hz level. It can detect Extremely Low Frequencies (50 to 1,000 Hz) & Very Low Frequency range (1,000 to 20,000 Hz). I should note that some retailers of this device advertise that it operates as low as 30 Hz . A common misconception among paranormal enthusiasts is that when they employ these devices, they are measuring “the” electromagnetic spectrum – meaning the entire electromagnetic spectrum. The fact is, they are only measuring a small portion of the spectrum. The KII only covers the ELF and about 1/8 of the radio waves potion of the spectrum – a small fraction of the entire spectrum.
The response time of the K2 is almost instantaneous. As a “single- axis” meter, it only reads one axis, left to right (it does not read the other two axes). This means that the meter itself needs to be rotated on all three axes (X, Y and Z) in order to obtain the most accurate reading. From my own tests, the device best reads fields directly in front of it – holding the device so the LEDs are facing you and an EMF source is on the opposite side of the device.
An in depth test of the device can be found here on http://web.randi.org/swift/testing-the-k-ii-emf-meter-does-it-communicate-with-spirits-no
What is the Electromagnetic spectrum?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The electromagnetic spectrum is the collective term for all known frequencies and their linked wavelengths of the known photons (electromagnetic radiation). The “electromagnetic spectrum” of an object has a different meaning, and is instead the characteristic distribution of electromagnetic radiation emitted or absorbed by that particular object.
The electromagnetic spectrum extends from below the low frequencies used for modern radiocommunication to gamma radiation at the short-wavelength (high-frequency) end, thereby covering wavelengths from thousands of kilometers down to a fraction of the size of an atom. Visible light lies toward the shorter end, with wavelengths from 400 to 700 nanometres. The limit for long wavelengths is the size of the universe itself, while it is thought that the short wavelength limit is in the vicinity of thePlanck length. Until the middle of the 20th century it was believed by most physicists that this spectrum was infinite and continuous.