Increasing the Chances

24 Jan 2021

All the Mode Levels described below have the same options unless de-selected:
1) Email alerts
2) Cell phone alerts
3) Map alerts on computer monitor:
    a) "A red board" - blue registration [node] dot turns red.
    b) If the "sound on" box at top center is checked, the pc will beep every 60 seconds.
When the alert is over the dot reverts to blue and the audio beep is turned off. The MADAR screen refreshes every sixty seconds.

This device is a unique and scientifically valuable piece of equipment for an operator or a UFO strike team. An operator/owner can place numerous devices in various locations, even other states.

As of this date all of the MADAR dataProbes are equipped with the new I-board. This upgrade has the green relay switch on top of the enclosure. (See Figure 2 ) When MADAR is triggered, the relay closes and anything connected to this "dry" switch is also turned on during the alert.

This is the standard plug and play mode with the MADAR-III DataProbe, utilizing Ethernet or WiFi. All that is needed is a router. The operation doesn't require an operator or a computer, although most owners take more interest. Seventy-five percent of the operators choose this operation and their work to gather and store data at site locations all over the globe, which is much appreciated.

The alarm box referred to the DAS (Delayed Alarm Signal) is a small and inexpensive unit (Figure 1) attached by a long 16/2 solid wire to the MADAR so as to alert the op and his team of an active alert. This allows the team to quickly go outside the facility and look for potential sightings of interest, take photos, videos, observe with binoculars, night-vision gear, etc. (See Rapid Deployment Kit).

Figure 1. DAS   (3x2x1-3/8)                                  Figure 2. dataProbe (3-1/2x2-1/2x1)

When the green relay switch on the MADAR dataProbe is closed, the blue LED comes on. In a dark room this LED is rather obvious. The DAS, which can be wired up to long distances, has a sonalert siren. During an alert, the "arm" switch on top of the DAS can be turned off to eliminate the noise, and then be placed back into "on" or "arm" once the alert is over.

The dataProbe transmits data at a one line per second rate for several seconds. When the anomaly is gone the blue LED goes out, the data rate remains in the alert-rate (alertStat) for an additional 180 seconds. Following that, the unit settles down to the usual one-line per minute or "status". So, to clarify, the data will show status, alertStart, alert, alertStat, then back to status.

Level three is really an extension of Level Two and simply involves more equipment operated by more people. Some members can watch/record FlightRadar24 or skycams, etc.  (Skycams such as the ReoLink system here at the Center also monitor any outdoor sounds during an event).  Some sites gather additional data such as more ranges of accurate E-M readings, background radiation readings, camera-mounted compasses, weather and lightning data, etc.

As of this date with about a hundred dataProbes online, 25 are Level Two or DAS-equipped.

Fran Ridge
MADAR Director