The MADAR OPERATIONS CENTER, which for 44 years was located at Mt. Vernon, Indiana, moved in late 2017 to the Newburgh site about 30 miles to the east. Even though the most important part of the new MADAR work is conducted here, a lot of the old equipment is still used to gather data. One of the things that is done religiously is - keeping a log book.  One of the key things noted is the date and number of the VHS datatape that records every 2 seconds the four monitors who's cameras show the magnet variometer, the last minute's background radiation pips, the digital EMF and the lightning strikes from the Accurite weather station. I have to change this tape every three days. So the logbook shows data on the last 10 tapes, since at that point they are recycled. Ten datatapes in 30 days. On that log I also note anything worth listing.

I think it is a good idea for everybody that has a MADAR, especially with things going on in the region, to have and maintain a logbook. Rather than notes or postits, you can enter a date and time and a short note. Then you can in certain instances send us an email with more detail of what occurred, keeping a copy for yourself. We do have some nodes that are experiencing some things that I would refer to as "paranormal", and these definitely need to be recorded or documented, even if nothing comes of them. We also have actual and potential abductees who have MADAR, and our team will be keeping an eye on those activities. And last but not least, we have the possibility of somebody else interfering with our experiments, such as the unusual jamming of the scanner here this week.

So get yourself a steno pad and mark it "Node xx Logbook." I think you'll be glad you did. Then, periodically check the MUFON and NUFORC sighting listings for your state and a nearby adjoining state. If you find any good sightings, anywhere, let us know, even if there was no obvious MADAR hit reported for that date. If you added something or changed something, make a note of it.

One of the things you can do (if you have the time) is to look at the data we post each week to see if a site near you had an event. You can use the weekly Unevaluated MADAR Anomaly lists or the MATCH database hits list. 
If you see a nearby MADASR site had a hit, go into your data for that day and see if your field reading or compass heading changed, but not enough to trigger your MADAR. Your threshold shield determines the tripping point, but must be set high enough to avoid excessive hits. We keep an eye out for this data so that's something you don't have to worry about, unless your local E-M is so high that it might mask a real anomaly.

If you can't keep a logbook, a lot of you are busy, just drop me an email on anything we need to log and I'll put it on your Node Report.

Anyone interested in direct participation in the MADAR Project or Project MATCH is certainly welcome. please contact me.

Fran Ridge
MADAR Operations Center