INFORMATION SERIES                                                                

How to file a report

20200901, updated 20220608

This is a very brief paper on how to deal with false alarms. SIMPLY PUT, ONLY REPORT ALERTS that YOU caused. In other words, only report FALSE ALARMS.

If your MADAR is DAS-equipped (32% of them are) you most definitely will know if you caused a false alarm. The alarm is a
USB-powered speaker from Amazon that plugs into your USB port and it will wake up the Sphinx!!! Ops with a rapid deployment plan all have them.

A MADAR on a bookshelf is not a good idea. A MADAR on your desk is a no-no. Put the device where you, your spouse, roomate, the maid, or the cat, can't bump it.

We are the first to know every time there is an alert. We just have no way of knowing if they are for real or false.  You also get an alert email so you should know if it was a false alarm. In that event you need to copy and paste and forward a copy of that email or the part showing details, to us.  It tells us  who you are and your node number. With hundreds of nodes all over the world it's hard to keep track of everybody. <GRIN>. See sample below which is an alert by my node 142:

From: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 1:36 PM
Subject: Alert
A magnetic anomaly has occurred on node: 142
Mag:42.00, Compass:202.40, Accel:1.02, Time:2021-12-21,19:36:23 GMT

Pretty simple and it really helps us. We all have false alarms from time to time and it is nothing to be ashamed of.

Fran Ridge
MADAR Director