Version: 20180605
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Most people do not own or use an E-M meter, but if you have one, that would be perfect. Otherwise, take a small transistor radio and tune it to the lowest number on the AM dial and walk around your home. You will notice that just about everything you own that runs on AC or DC that plugs into the wall produces some kind of noise. These electromagnetic signatures, or whining, static, noises have always been there. You just didn't know it.

Once you have gone over your home and enjoyed this new adventure, go to the room where you plan to place and operate the MADAR-III. The power adapter for the device can be plugged into any AC outlet, but the Ethernet cable you need to have or purchase needs to be long enough to go from the device to your router. You may already have a suitable length Ethernet line or may have to purchase one. A little longer cord won't hurt anything and you can actually go up to 200'.

So FIRST, using your AM radio try to find a location on the floor or a SOLID shelf where animals or humans won't be bumping it. If necessary, if you have it in the corner of the room and on the floor, place a vase or statue blocking it from living interference. You may want to velcro it down. If the AM radio gives you a "quiet" spot, place the device down with the logo UP. On the right side note the five ports:

Right side of device

With the appropriate length of Ethernet cable connect it to the device's  Ethernet jack on the left next to the four USB ports and run the line along the wall where it won't be tugged and then right into the cable router.

Front of device

Next, plug in the small cell-phone-charger-type plug from your power adapter into the small jack on the device shown on the bottom of the illustration above.  Then plug the larger power adapter transformer end into the nearest AC outlet. This may require a small lightweight extension cord.

Above this power jack and HDMI port are the indicator lites (see top illustration). The steady red light is the PSI or Power Status Indicator, indicating you're device is getting power. If you ever have to reboot the device ALWAYS unplug from the wall and replug after about 15 seconds. This eliminates touching/moving the device when it is on line.

Give the device a few minutes to communicate with the MADAR Server and then proceed to the Live MADAR Map using your web browser.  Go to


The dark black map with blue water and red state borders is designed for eye-ease, much like the darkened radar rooms at airports. The white dots you see, called MADAR Nodes, are numbered.

Somewhere a device may be on alert so go to the upper right of the Map and uncheck the Sound on box. 

Using the "+" or "-" buttons on the top left and your mous, bring up and locate your device. Place your cursor on the dot and left click and a pop-up will give you the last dataline from your device.
A sample of a pop-up is shown here:

Sample left-click node pop-up

Node Id: 129 (node 129)
Last Event: status
Compass: 84 (current compass heading)
Field (mGa) 3
Std Dev 0.54
BMP 28.78 (barometric pressure) in inches of mercury [(Pa) is Pascals and will be changed)
Location Ball Ground, GA
Version Q1.13RBU (tells us what sensor chip was used and the numbers which software)
Updated (UTC) 2018-06-03   16:24:15 (Universal Time Code which means your local time and possibly date will vary by so many hours. But all devices are on the same Universal Time.)

Status really means normal status or "armed". Alert means the device has picked up an anomaly or has been triggered by some outside force, moved, bumped, etc.

UTC is the Universal Time Code. You need to know your location's local time. Your local time is different depending on you location, so when you have an event it will be necessary to convert the UTC date/time to local date/time. We'll do that on this end when we process AlertStarts but you need to know about the time difference.

The MADAR Command Center at this time shows 10:24 AM and the UTC is 15: 24. So I have to subtract 5 hours to get my local time, at least until fall when they change the clocks by falling back an hour. But at any time you can get yours or anyone else's UTC and local time by going to

or to your pop-up if you are configured correctly.  Look at your watch and compare that to the pop-up time.

The time shown at the upper right top of you MADAR MAP also shows UTC as GMT but depends on your computer being set at the correct time in your Control Panel. The accuracy is controlled by a small pancake battery in your pc that may need replacing Evey few years.

A while ago I mentioned that your pop-up showed one line of data. The device looks at data 15X's a second but displays readings every minute while in normal "status" mode. When an anomaly is picked up the device goes into Alert and your white node dot turns red. The dataflow then changes and the device suddenly ramps up to 60x's or 120x's a minute. After the alert the device drops back to "status" after 5 minutes.

When an event occurs, the MADAR Server sends out an alert email to the operator and gives the first dataline, identical to the line called AlertStart in the spreadsheet. This is the first documentation and it is automatic. As soon as we can can do it we will have an alert text message that will go out to the operator's cell phone as well.

The plan is to have all devices running at once per second on alert status and for three minutes, but there are two versions running presently.

To see the actual data and check the duration of the event you can always go to the
page, punch in your email address and your password and hit "login" To get your PW you must contact me at
The Login word will change to Logout. that means that you are now IN.
At the upper left where it says Node data left click
Then you must enter your Node number
The Display Count is set at 100 lines and you can change this to 1000 or10000, etc. One hundred lines is a good place to start.  The Event box starts at Show All so just hit "Submit".
100 lines is 100 minutes and the right columns show the date and times. UTC hours, minutes, and the seconds. Each line should be a different minute (by one min) and the seconds the same. Seconds should be exactly the same on each line meaning the lines are exactly one minute apart.
To the far left of the data sheet is your Node Id and the Event Type should read "status". Next is the Compass (heading) in degrees, the E-M reading in mGa and then the Pressure in inches of Mercury.

If your device is on Alert the Event Type column will change to Alert, but begin with the word "AlertStart" and end with "AlertEnd". with the word alert every second or twice a second in between. By noting the difference between AlertStart and AlertEnd one can calculate the duration of the event.

If at any time you want to check on alerts, as we will be doing at least once a month, simply go to the Event box at the top of the page, select AlertStarts, and submit. If you have over three AlertStarts in one month your data may not be qualified for the month to be studied in comparison to your state's sighting data provided by MUFON.

Any time you get a known false alert (bumped, strong magnetic or E-M source brought in) please notify me at
so we can delete this from our suspected anomaly list provided monthly to the MUFON team.

All devices are programmed before they leave the facility and the "limits" or variation is set at a default of 30. If, in spite of everything you have done to prevent it, the device is activated upon installation, or more often than three times a month, the variation level needs to be changed. If this happens we might bump it up to 60 then step it down so as to eliminate a lot of false alerts. Many of our devices are actually running at 60 but, in my opinion, they are not set up in the best areas. 

The MADAR-III was intended to be a plug and play system so we could elicit the help of many interested individuals as possible and create and operate a world-wide detection and recording system. But for the device to be able to work most efficiently it must be located in the right place, a place free as possible from electromagnet noise.This is more time-consuming than it is difficult.

Comments and/or criticisms can be sent at any time to