Thank you so much for your support of the MADAR Project and ordering the MADAR-III DataProbe.  If you go to the MADAR Handbook
and section 3 you'll find the more detailed set-up instructions.  But a quick set-up will probably get you running OK.

A quick note: You will receive daily notifications that you are not online. Please ignore those. This report also goes out to us here at the MADAR Control Center so that we can make sure the system is operating at maximum capacity. This will STOP within 24 hours once you have the device plugged into the internet and powered up. Also, be advised that if you ever need to move the device to a different site, you need to notify us right away so we can change the latitude/longitude and the node number since the data history goes with the site location.

This device really is basically plug and play. The only thing you really need to do is to find an "E-M quiet" location for the unit. If you have a small transistor radio with AM on it, tune it to the left of the AM dial and listen to all the RF noise! Walk around the building and listen to what is coming off of all the electronic devices. And when you are ready to select a place for the MADAR, check that location very closely. Once you have a location (shelf for example) that is relatively quiet, and the device is protected against being bumped (or wires pulled) by anyone or a pet, roughly check the distance from that spot to your router and obtain an Ethernet cable that length or a little long. Connect the Ethernet cable to the MADAR in the Ethernet jack and plug the other end into a port on your router. Run the power cord last and from the device first, then plug into the nearest outlet, preferably a surge-protected one so you can protect the RP computer from surges, lightning, etc. From that point on MADAR takes over and contacts the server. Within minutes you will be up and running. As soon as you get connected please drop me a short note via email so I can update your 201 file which shows when you went online, verses when we ran our initial testing prior to shipping, etc.

To make the system work as good as possible please provide your exact location/address rather than a PO box or a city so when we calculate latitude and longitude other MADARs in the area will be properly displayed non the Map at:

We are assuming that the cell phone number you provided is the one you want the text alerts to go to. And that the email address you gave us is where you want the documented alert notices sent.

The Handbook has a lot of interesting information and you can go over that at any time. But if have any questions you may contact me at any time.

You will be receiving important information via the MADAR List every once and a while, and each previous week's anomaly report on Mondays, followed by potential correlations on the days following.

Again, thank you so much for your participation.

Fran Ridge
MADAR Director
(812) 490-0094