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
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.