Updated: 7 Nov 2023
Thank you so much for your support of the MADAR Project. 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.
To make sure you are in communication, if you
received this email send us a simple reply or "got it".
At first you will receive daily offline
notifications saying you are not online. Please ignore those. This
offline report goes out from the MADAR Server to us here at the
MADAR Control Center as well 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.
It is basically saying that the device was built and tested
online, then disconnected so that it could be shipped to you.
Also, be advised that if you ever need to move the device to a
totally 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 that 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 room or 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 longer. (A 10' ethernet line is provided but
use a shorter one if possible).Connect the Ethernet cable to the
MADAR in the Ethernet jack and plug the other end into a port on
your router. Then 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 us another short note via
email so we can update your records.
We are assuming that the cell phone number
you provided is the one you want the SMS text alerts to go to. And
that the email address you gave us is where you want the
documented alert notices sent. Nothing is faster than the DAS to
alert you of an event, and minutes can count, so we recommend that
to anyone who wants to respond with additional hand-held
You will be receiving important information
via the MADAR List every once and a while, and each week a report
on the previous week's anomalies. When we discover a correlation
with a node we will report that and also post an annual report on
previous correlations and findings.
I would bet that almost any question you might have can be found
under our extensive list of papers at
Again, thank you so much for your