Unlike the simpler and better MADAR-III that we all are using in the system, the MADAR-II equipment has some extras that support the whole project. One is the geiger counter which will someday soon be part of MADAR-III. Each Saturday morning is the MADAR weekend report and equipment data processing.

On each Saturday morning the MADAR Datalog is completed and datatapes are processed and replaced.

Left side of portion of MADAR Log

The computerized DataLog is kept updated on a daily basis. The log page is wide and must be scrolled and is provided here in two parts. Part one is the left side of the log and only shows enough daily datalines here to fill your screen. Listed here are the logs for the week September 19 to October 6.

Column 1 & 2 - Date and time in 24 hr format. The log is usually performed in the morning hours.
Column 3 is hours and minutes in UTC or Universal Time Code
Column 4 is datatape number. We archive 10 VHS recordings, one for every week, then recycle
Column 5 is the odometer reading from the TLC 2100 time-lapse recorder
Column 6 is compass heading from the MADAR-III DataProbe, taken from the pop-up
Column 7 is the field in milligaus
Column 8 is the "limits" setting or trigger
Column 9 is the standard deviation for our MADAR-III device
Column 10 is the BMP or barometric pressure

Right side of portion of MADAR Log

Column 11 is the reading in milligaus from our EMF sensor
Column 12 is the reading in milliroentgens from our geiger counter
Column 13 is the converted reading in counts per minute
Column 14 is the scan rate of the TLC2100 recorder. 180 hours per VHS tape is a weeks data
Column 15 is used for special notes

So after the log is updated on this day (Saturday) the odometer reading is recorded, the datatape is stopped and ejected, and the next datatape is placed into the recorder, counter zeroed, rec button punched.  The TLC 2100 captures 38 frames per minute.

The old datatape is rewound and converted to a DVD, labelled and filed,  one for every week. The VHS tapes are re-used over a 10 week period but a permanent record has been assured.


Quad display and geiger reading bottom right and off to extreme right.

The information recorded all week from the Quad feed shown above is all time-dated in the event data needs to be checked for a certain time period.