By Fran Ridge


The network of MADAR DataProbes is continuing to grow. The latest additions to the network are Nodes 75, operated by Bill Merkel at Grand Junction (the 5th in Colorado
); Node 74 owned by David Loomis at Show Low, (the third device in Arizona); Node 73 operated by Ronald Mihalick (the 7th device in Ohio) at Youngstown; Node 72 maintained by Jimmy Calliham at Uvalde, TX (the 4th MADAR in that state);.Node 71 operated by Andritzky Walter at Dusseldorf, Germany; and Node 70, the first dataprobe in Missouri operated by Henry House at St. Louis. That makes a total of 89 shipped and 77 now in operation, with 9 in foreign countries.
Some interesting questions posed by operators:
1) Would it be possible for just the MADAR sensors to be placed in an external box and connected via usb to a laptop running the software instead ? ANSWER: MADAR uses (and actually IS) a 1.4 Ghz 64-bit quad core computer using our specially-designed sensor board and software and a 16 Gb hard drive. It is a surprisingly small but very complicated plug and play device which can be used anywhere without the need for a computer. We have our several servers, one which is our "dev" server so that we can test new software and equipment without geopardizing the primary server and the important dataflow.
2) What about using passive radar with MADAR? ANSWER: It would be great, except PR is very expensive and would require crowd funding and a trained op and a sighting location that would warrant it. Right now we have a professional device that reads compass heading, field, and barometric pressure to two decimal places. Soon we will have them storing data on the hard drive during internet breakdowns and IN THE FIELD UNITS where the data will be sent to the server when i/n connection is re-established. Hopefully soon we will be using the accelerometer that the MADAR-III DataProbe already has onboard.
3) When will we have a field unit?  ANSWER: We already have a Field Unit which is about to be tested. This prototype is too expensive "today" but we hope to have, soon enough, a Field Unit that is cost-effective and will work at SKYWATCHES, at landing trace spots and potential abduction sites. 
     To see MADAR "hits" and potential monthly correlations one can go to the Project MATCH site at
Check out the full MADAR site or order a MADAR-III DataProbe at