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Kestrel 5 Series Ballistics

Kestrel 5 Series Ballistics
Learn more about the how to use your Kestrel 5 series ballistics product.

This video series will walk you through setting up your Kestrel Ballistics meter. If you still have any questions or issues, please contact The Kestrel Support team.

How to #1: Install the Battery

In this tutorial, we go over how to install the battery and get your new Kestrel ballistics meter up and running

How to #2: Callibrate the Compass

Calibrating the compass is easy to do, as shown in this video.

How to #3: Set Latitude

How to set the latitude to your current location.

How to #4: Create a Gun Profile

How to create a gun profile on your Kestrel Ballistics meter.

How to #6: Capture Environmental Data

Capturing environmental data is what a Kestrel meter does best. Here is how you do it.

How to #7: Vane Mount Applications

In this video, you learn how to assemble the vane mount and how the vane mount enhances your Kestrel Ballistics meter.

How to #8: Calibrate Muzzle Velocity and DSF

How to calibrate muzzle velocity and drop scale factor (DSF).

How to #9: Advanced Features

Find out about some of the advanced features in a Kestrel Ballistics meter.

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Kestrel 5 Series Instruction Manuals

Air Flow Diagram

Recommended Modifications to Athletic Participation Based on the Heat Index

Recommended Modifications to Athletic Participation Based on the Heat Index Celcuis

Get help connecting my Kestrel 5 series unit to my computer using a bluetooth dongle.

User Guide for the Kestrel 5000, 5100 and 5200

03/17/17

Kestrel 5000AG Livestock Environmental Meter & Kestrel 5400AG Cattle Leat Stress Tracker User Guide

Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker User Guide

Kestrel 5500 Fires Weather Pro & Kestrel 5400 Fire Weather Pro with WBGT User Guide

User Guide for the Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter


Kestrel 5 Series Instruction Manuals (Ballistics)

Applied Ballistics Help Files

Getting Started With your Kestrel Ballistics Product

A 10 step guide to setup your Kestrel to work with your gun.

How to transfer gun profiles from 4500 series to 5000series

Kestrel Companion App Instructions

The driver needed to connect your kestrel to your computer via USB.

Updating your Horus Firmware 4.93

Updating your Kestrel AB Firmware to 4.93

Kestrel Elite & Sportsman Weather Meters with Applied Ballistics User Guide

sources of inaccuracy in long-range shooting


Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

ACSM - Acclimatized WBGT Guidelines Heat illness and what to do

Factory_Calibration_Temp_Example

Step by step support Guide to transfer your Applied Ballistics Gun Profiles from a 4000 series Kestrel to a 5000 series Kestrel

Version 1.15

Kestrel Firmware Version 2.13

Kestrel Firmware Version 2.15 Update Installer for Windows

Overview of the setup and use of the Kestrell SHooter's Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics

Korey Stringer Small Price of Survival Article 2016-09 Regarding Heat Stress

nist-calibration-wind-speed-example

Sample NIST Certification Air Speed

Sample NIST Certification Globe Temperature

Sample NIST Certification Pressure

Sample NIST Certification Relative Humidity

Sample NIST Certification Temperature

Tips for taking accurate measurements Support tab at www.kestrelinstruments.com

Tune_Up_Example_1

wind measurement and long-range shooting, SME NVDOC1403-Wind


Kestrel 5 Series Troubleshooting Documents

Air Flow Diagram

Connecting my Kestrel using Bluetooth for Windows 8

Connecting your Kestrel to a PC Bluetooth Tutorial


Support Documents for all Kestrels

Replacing the Kestrel Impeller

Fine Dead Fuel Moisture and Probability of Ignition Tables

Kestrel 5 Series Certificates of Comformity

Kestrel 5 Series specification chart

Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker specification chart

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You can find all the information regarding the warranty on your Kestrel by Clicking here

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Make sure Bluetooth® is turned ON on your phone. On the Kestrel, go to the Main Menu->Bluetooth and turn it ON. Press the center button while Bluetooth is highlighted and check to ensure that Conct is set to PC/Mobile and it shows Available.  Next go to the application that you are connecting with on your phone and select the Kestrel as the device you would like to connect with.  Please note: if you do not find the Kestrel on your phone’s “standard” Bluetooth connection screen, that does not mean that the Kestrel is not working properly. Please first go to the application and try to connect through the application. The Kestrel should connect.

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To UPDATE your firmware on any Kestrel you can use the appropriate link below:


LiNK (Kestrel)

Kestrel LiNK Version 1.04.03 for Windows


LiNK (Kestrel)

Kestrel LiNK Version 1.04.03 for OSX


LiNK (Kestrel)

An iOS application to view you Kestrel Ballistics data.


LiNK (Kestrel)

Download the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app from the google play store.


To UPGRADE your firmware (e.g., go from a Sportsman to an Elite), you will need to purchase the firmware upgrade file and install using your Kestrel LiNK software. ... Read more

All models of the Kestrel 5000 Series have optical data ports that can be seen through the openings of the battery door. A USB Data Transfer Cable can be purchased separately, which plugs directly into the back of the Kestrel and extends to a USB port in your computer.  You will NOT be able to connect a non-LiNK model unit to a mobile device (e.g., any device without a USB port).

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These programs handle uploading the weather data from the Kestrel to a specific device. This weather data can then be exported into MS Excel. You can also update your firmware any of these programs. Visit the Kestrel LiNK Software and Apps page to learn more.

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To UPDATE your firmware on any Kestrel you can use the appropriate link below:

As can be seen in the pictures below, place your thumb on the bottom of the unit and slide the latch from the “Locked” to the “Unlocked” position. The battery door should pop up enough that you can remove it. If you have trouble opening the battery door, some slight pressure DOWN on the battery door itself with your other thumb may help release the latch.


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First slide in the tab at towards the top of the unit, then gently press the bottom part of the battery door down until it snaps into place.  Ensure that the O-ring remains in place on the battery door when closing.

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No. Since the Kestrel 5 Series meters utilize only one AA battery, there is no need to use the battery shim to separate two AAA batteries as in the previous version.

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NK strongly recommends continual use of Lithium AA batteries in your Kestrel.  Lithium batteries respond best in extreme temperatures and help prevent against any corrosion.  Customers can also use Alkaline or Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMh) if they prefer, but we recommend turning “Auto Store” to “OFF” when placing these units in storage to minimize the drain on the battery.  Also, please make sure you set the System->Battery setting to match the type of batteries that you are using.

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SportsmanElite
Performance Features
G1/G7 Drag ModelsXX
Aerodynamic Jump CorrectionXX
Spin Drift CorrectionXX
Coriolis CorrectionXX
Drop Scale Factor Calibration X
Applied Ballistics Custom Drag ModelsX
Utility Features
Connect With LiNK Compatible Range FindersXX
Muzzle Velocity CalibrationX X
Target Range EstimatorXX
Gun/Bullet Profiles316
Targets15
Ballistic Data Table BasicExpanded
Range CardX
Kestrel LiNK Ballistics App Features
Remote ViewingXX
Gun/Bullet Profile LoaderXX
Applied Ballistics G1/G7 Bullet LibraryXX
Multi-Target ViewX
Applied Ballistics Litz Custom Drag Models X
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Yes. You can purchase an upgrade from the website and a file will be emailed to you that will allow you to remotely upgrade your unit.  The upgrade needs to be done on a Windows machine, however, so customers can choose between a Bluetooth dongle and USB cable depending on preferred connection method.

You can purchase the upgrade here: Kestrel Sportsman to Elite upgrade

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No. Currently ONLY the Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics can be upgraded to our Elite model.

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All of the Kestrel 5000 series units have the Night Vision option in addition to the standard white backlight.  There is a menu selection that allows the customer to toggle between both options.

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Yes. You can always trade-in an older Kestrel, regardless of its condition, by using our Customer Trade-In Program.

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The Kestrel 5 Series models can store over 10,000 data sets.

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Wind Speed – NK sells factory calibrated replacement impellers that can easily be installed by the customer. NK recommends replacing the impeller every 2-3 years depending on usage.

Humidity – The Kestrel 5 Series and DROP data loggers employ a highly accurate, calibrated, digital humidity sensor. Based on the sensor manufacturer's specifications and NK testing, drift on this sensor over time is minimal and field recalibration is likely to degrade accuracy rather than improve it. Factory calibration to validate and certify accuracy at a minimum of two RH points is available from NK. In the event NK observes a significant number of tested sensors exhibiting drift greater than +/-1%RH/year, NK will develop a recalibration routine which can be installed via firmware update. During the five-year warranty period, NK will repair, recalibrate or replace any Kestrel 5 Series or DROP which drifts more than +/-1% RH/year since the date of manufacture.

Temperature – The thermistor in the Kestrel 5 series should not need to be recalibrated. If you think your sensor is incorrect, please contact techsupport@nkhome.com

Pressure – The pressure in the Kestrel 5 series should not need to be recalibrated. If you think your sensor is incorrect, please contact techsupport@nkhome.com

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Kestrel 5 series units with LiNK will need to use the Kestrel LiNK Wireless Dongle to connect with a computer. The Kestrel 5 series will not work with any internal Bluetooth modules. To connect, insert the Kestrel LiNK Dongle into an open USB port. On the Kestrel, go to the Main Menu->Bluetooth and turn it ON. Set Conct to “PC / Mobile.” Open the application on the computer and select the Kestrel as the device to connect to. There is no more “pairing,” “COM port numbers,” or “PIN Codes” to worry about for those familiar with the 4000 series.

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Please see our guide for this Bluetooth issue:

Kestrel 5 Series Instruction Manuals

Get help connecting my Kestrel 5 series unit to my computer using a bluetooth dongle.

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Please see our graphing guide:

LiNK (Kestrel)

This tutorial will show you how to create a graph of the data that you exported from your Kestrel 5000 series or Kestrel DROP using one of the Kestrel LiNK applications.

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Berry compliant means that any of the textiles used in the product are sourced and made in the U.S.A.

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For Applied Ballistics and HORUS, the ballistics calculator will ALWAYS use station pressure despite the altitude number that is entered.

  • If you want station pressure, set your reference altitude to ZERO.
  • If you want your altitude to display correctly and have station pressure, you will need to enter your current barometric pressure as the reference barometric pressure. The reference altitude should remain ZERO, and Sync Alt should be OFF.
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Yes! The Kestrel 5 Series now has both Android and iPhone integration through our Kestrel LiNK iOS and Android Apps. Kestrel LiNK iOS and Android apps allow LiNK enabled Kestrel 5 Series Meters and DROPs to connect wirelessly with mobile devices to view real-time measurements, receive on-screen alerts, download data and perform firmware updates. The Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app, designed specifically for the Sportsman and Elite Kestrel meters, provides full gun management and access to the Applied Ballistics library of G1/G7 curves (Sportsman) and custom drag models (Elite).

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For overall setting up profiles and using the Kestrel please see the following document:

Kestrel 5 Series Instruction Manuals (Ballistics)

A 10 step guide to setup your Kestrel to work with your gun.

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Any of the LiNK Ballistics applications will allow you to transfer gun profiles to your Kestrel. So LiNK Ballistics for iOS or LiNK Ballistics for Android will allow you to use a mobile device to transfer gun profiles but you would need to have the LiNK (i.e., Bluetooth) model. If you are using a Windows computer, you can use the Applied Ballistic Profile Loader (Version 42 or higher).

NOTE : Please be aware that currently the Applied Ballistics Profile Loader cannot be used with Bluetooth; therefore you will need to purchase the USB Transfer cable to transfer files with a Windows PC.

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Unfortunately we do not have a ballistics application that runs on a MAC.

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Both LiNK Ballistics for Android and LiNK Ballistics for iOS will display your ballistic solutions remotely. Both Kestrel Companion and Kestrel Companion Pro will show your ballistic solutions remotely as well but are only compatible with the Kestrel 4500 Applied Ballistic or 4500 Sportsman units.

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We have separate LiNK applications without “Ballistics” in the title. The programs handle uploading the weather data from the Kestrel to a specific device. This weather data can then be exported to MS Excel. You can also update your firmware or upgrade your unit (upgrade through Windows only) with these programs.

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Currently the mobile devices cannot perform firmware upgrades. An upgrade is defined as going from a 5000 Series Kestrel Sportsman to a Kestrel Elite with Applied Ballistics. To upgrade your 5000 Series Kestrel Sportsman, you will need to connect to a Windows or MAC computer.

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Currently only the Bushnell CONX laser rangefinder is compatible with the Kestrel Elite and Kestrel Sportsman units. However, we will be adding more Laser Range finder compatibility moving forward. If you would like to request your laser range finder be integrated with the Kestrel 5000 series, please contact the manufacturer of the laser range finder to let them know.

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Kestrel Basic (1000-3000) Instruction Manuals

Relative Humidity Calibration Kit For calibrating the following Kestrel Meters 3000, 3500, 4000, 4200, 4250, 4300, 4400, 4500, 4600

User Guide for the Kestrel 1000 , 2000 , 2500 & 2500 NV , 3000 , 3500 & 3500 NV , 3500 DT

User Guide Relative Humidity Calibration Kit 3000, 3500, 4000,4200, 4250,4300, 4400, 4500, 4600 (Not to be used for calibrating Kestrel 5 Series units or Kestrel DROPs)

Kestrel 5 Series Instruction Manuals

03/17/17

Recommended Modifications to Athletic Participation Based on the Heat Index

Recommended Modifications to Athletic Participation Based on the Heat Index Celcuis

User Guide for the Kestrel 5000, 5100 and 5200

User Guide for the Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter

Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker User Guide

Kestrel 5500 Fires Weather Pro & Kestrel 5400 Fire Weather Pro with WBGT User Guide

Kestrel 5000AG Livestock Environmental Meter & Kestrel 5400AG Cattle Leat Stress Tracker User Guide

Get help connecting my Kestrel 5 series unit to my computer using a bluetooth dongle.

Air Flow Diagram

Kestrel 4 Series Instruction Manuals

Kestrel Communicator Software Instructions

Instruction Manual Kestrel 4000 Series Weather & Environmental Meters 4000, 4200, 4250, 4300, 4400, 4500 and 4600

Instruction Manual Kestrel Heat Stress Tracker 4400 & 4600

User Guide for the Ketsrel 4000 Portable Vane Mount

K4

User Guide for the 5700 Sportsman AB

Kestrel Heat Stress Trackers WBGT Reference Guide

A checklist to help troubleshoot bluetooth classic connection issues.

Kestrel 5 Series Instruction Manuals (Ballistics)

Kestrel Elite & Sportsman Weather Meters with Applied Ballistics User Guide

Applied Ballistics Profile Loader Version 33

The driver needed to connect your kestrel to your computer via USB.

Updating your Horus Firmware 4.93

Updating your Kestrel AB Firmware to 4.93

How to transfer gun profiles from 4500 series to 5000series

Kestrel Companion App Instructions

Applied Ballistics Help Files

sources of inaccuracy in long-range shooting

Getting Started With your Kestrel Ballistics Product

A 10 step guide to setup your Kestrel to work with your gun.

LiNK (Kestrel)

Instructions for the use of the Kestrel LiNK App

Setting up Alert Services on Kestrel LiNK Application for Multiple People

Troubleshooting Bluetooth Dongle Issues with the Kestrel 5000 Series Models and LiNK for Windows.

Kestrel LiNK Version 1.04.03 for OSX

Kestrel LiNK Version 1.04.03 for Windows

This tutorial will show you how to create a graph of the data that you exported from your Kestrel 5000 series or Kestrel DROP using one of the Kestrel LiNK applications.

A simple guide to help you update your Firmware on your Kestrel using LiNK for Android

A simple guide to help you update your Firmware on your Kestrel using LiNK for Windows

An application that can be used to view and analyze your Kestrel data on an iOS device.

An application that can be used to view and analyze your Kestrel data on an Android device.

Download the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app from the google play store.

An iOS application to view you Kestrel Ballistics data.

DROP Data Logger Instruction Manuals

Getting Started with Kestrel DROP Wirelss Environmental Data Loggers

Kestrel 5 Series Certificates of Comformity

Kestrel 5 Series specification chart

Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker specification chart

Kestrel Basic (1000-3000) Certificates of Comformity

EMC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY 2500, 2500NV, 3500, 3500NV

EMC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY 1000, 2000, 3000

Product Specifications Certificate of Conformity Kestrel Weather Meters Model Numbers 1000-3500

Kestrel 4 Series Instruction Manuals (Ballistics)

Instruction Manual Kestrel Shooter's Weather Meter with Horus Atrag Ballistics Software

Instruction Manual for Kestrel Shooter's Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics

Application Instructions Applied Ballistics Profile Loader (Build 042) Ketsrel Shooter's Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics

Upgrading Your Kestrel Shooter’s Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics to Firmware Version 4.85

Gun Loader 204

Kestrel 4 Series Troubleshooting Documents

Connecting my 4000 Series Kestrel Using Bluetooth

FAQ Connecting your Kestrel 4XXX Series to a MAC

FAQ How to update the Kestrel 4500 firmware using the NK Bootloader Program

FAQ How to update the Kestrel 4500 firmware using the NK Bootloader Program1

DROP Data Logger Certificates of Comformity

Kestrel DROP Wireless Environmental Data Logger specification chart

Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

Version 1.15

Sample NIST Certification Temperature

Sample NIST Certification Relative Humidity

Sample NIST Certification Pressure

Sample NIST Certification Globe Temperature

Sample NIST Certification Air Speed

ACSM - Acclimatized WBGT Guidelines Heat illness and what to do

Kestrel Firmware Version 2.13

Kestrel Firmware Version 2.15 Update Installer for Windows

Korey Stringer Small Price of Survival Article 2016-09 Regarding Heat Stress

Tune_Up_Example_1

nist-calibration-wind-speed-example

Factory_Calibration_Temp_Example

wind measurement and long-range shooting, SME NVDOC1403-Wind

Overview of the setup and use of the Kestrell SHooter's Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics

Step by step support Guide to transfer your Applied Ballistics Gun Profiles from a 4000 series Kestrel to a 5000 series Kestrel

Tips for taking accurate measurements Support tab at www.kestrelinstruments.com

Kestrel 4 Series Certificates of Comformity

Certificate of Conformity (COC) Kestrel 4400 & 4600

EMC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY 4000, 4000NV, 4100, 4200, 4250, 4300

EMC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY 4400, 4400BT

EMC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY 4500, 4500NV

Kestrel 4 Series Downloads

Gun Loader 205 Web Update

Kestrel Horus Help Files Web Upload 5.7.14

Kestrel Communicator Interface Software, v 2.1.1 compatible with ALL Kestrel 4000 series models

Prolific USB to serial driver

images

Kestrel 1000, 2000, 2500, 3000, 3500, 4000, 4200, 4250, 4300 Images

K5_Series_Accessories

Kestrel 5 Series Product Descriptions

Kestrel Drop Images

Kestrel Logo Files

Web Banners Graphics

Dealer

Marketing for Kestrel Heat Stress Trackers

Web Banners Graphics

Cattle Heat Stress Images

Fire Weather Photos

Kestrel 1000 Images

Kestrel 2000 Images

Kestrel 3000 Images

Kestrel 3500 DT Images

Kestrel 5000 Images

Kestrel 5100 Images

Kestrel 5200 Images

Kestrel_Sportsman_Marketing_Materials

Kestrel_2500 Images

Kestrel_3500 Images

Kestrel_5400_Images

k4400,_K4500s,_KDROP_Images

Kestrel_5500_Images

Kestrel_Elite_Images

Apps

Updating your Kestrel Sportsman with AB Firmware to 4.93

LiNK (Kestrel Ballistics)

A quick quide to update your Kestrel LiNK Ballistics for Android firmware.

A simple guide to help you update your Firmware on your Kestrel using LiNK for iOS

Applied Ballistics Profile Loader - Version 50

Kestrel 5 Series Troubleshooting Documents

Connecting my Kestrel using Bluetooth for Windows 8

Connecting your Kestrel to a PC Bluetooth Tutorial

Air Flow Diagram

CoxBox Boat Wiring

4+ 2 Speaker Setup

8+ 3 speaker set up

4+ 2 Speaker Set Up

8+ 3 Speaker Setup

SpeedCoach/StrokeCoach Downloads

SUP Training Program from Eccentric Motion System / Paddle Power Trainer Mick

Installation, Basic Operations, Setup Menu, Advanced Setup, Specifications, Menu Navigation, Memory, GPS Function and Accuracy, Workouts, Impeller Calibration, Battery Use and Charging

NK_SUP_Training_Book_Chase

PPP_SPC_8_Week_Training_Plan

Speed_Coach_8_week_Training_Plan_From_Mick

(Version 2.17) - 11.09.17

Version 2.17 - 10.09-17




SpeedCoach_4.0.1

Version 2.17 - 10.09-17

SpeedCoach GPS JustGo

SPC_GPS_2_Just_Go_Files_2

SpeedCoach/StrokeCoach Instruction Manuals

SpeedCoach GPS Operations & Installation Manual

SpeedCoach GPS w/o and With Heart Rate, Installation Additional Functions, Basic Opterations, Impeller Calibration, GPS Function and Accuracy, Specifications

StrokeCoach User Manual, Installation, Operation, Backlight, Memory, Battery Replacement, Maintenance

SpeedCoach® Interface Upload Software Instructions

SpeedCoach SUP w/ and w/o Heart Rate Basic Operation and Installation Instructions

SpeedCoach Gold User Guide, Installation, Operation, Memory, Calibration, Battery Replacement, Maintenance

SpeedCoach GPS Model 2 Includes Training Pack Upgrade, Installation, Basic Operations, Setup Menu, Advanced Setup, Specifications, Menu Navigation, Memory, GPS Function and Accuracy, Workouts, Impeller Calibration, Battery Use and Charging

SpeedCoach SUP Model 2 Includes Training Pack Installation, Basic Operations, Setup Menu, Advanced Setup, Specifications, Menu Navigation, Memory, GPS Function and Accuracy, Workouts, Impeller Calibration, Battery Use and Charging

SpeedCoach XL Coache's Mount

SpeedCoach XL Instruction Manual for XL1 and XL2 Models,Workout Modes, Menu Options and Set Up, Heart Rate Sensor (XL2 Model Only)

SpeedCoach XL3 and XL4 User Guide

Mick's SUP Training Plan

Comparison of SpeedCoach Units

SpeedCoach and SpeedCoach with Heart Rate Belt Instruction Manual

StrokeCoach Instruction Manual

SpeedCoach Interface Upload Software Instructions

SpeedCoach SUP & SpeedCoach SUP with Heart Rate Belt Instruction Manual

SpeedCoach Red User Guide

SpeedCoach XL Intruction Manual for XL1 and XL2

SpeedCoach OC Model 2 Instruction Manual

SpeedCoach Interface Upload Software Instructions

Blue Ocean Megaphone Instruction Manuals

A guide to help you utilize all the features of your new Megaphone

Blue Ocean Megaphone Specifications

CoxBox Instruction Manuals

CoxBox Maintenance Kit

CoxBox Panel Protector Installation Instructions

CoxBox Mini Operation, Maintenance, Battery Use, Battery Charging, Battery Messages

Microphone Installation Instructions

CoxBox Mini Dial removal and cleaning instructions

CoxBox Instruction Manual

SpeedCoach/StrokeCoach Wiring

SpeedCoach Wiring Installation Instructions, SELECTING AN INSTALLATION LOCATION AND MOUNTING BRACKET, INSTALLING THE MOUNTING BRACKET (IF USED), 5 INSTALLING THE SPEEDCOACH DOCK, MOUNTING THE INSTALLING THE SEAT MAGNET & RATE SENSOR & IMPELLER, CALIBRATION

SpeedCoach Impeller Wiring Installation

All_Wiring_Setup

SpeedCoach_Wiring_Guide

speedcoach-wiring-diagram-1x-wiring-harness

SpeedCoach Wiring Installation Instructions

CoxBox Troubleshooting Documents

Replacing the Stroke Rate Sensor (HD Harness, Part Number 0214)

Replacing the Stroke Rate Sensor (Legacy Harness, Part Number 0212) This part will replace the stroke rate sensor that is installed in the shell - mounted on the deck under the seat magnet.

CoxBox Wiring Harness Repair "Pigtail" (Part # 3032)

329090 pg 2 Speakerplug_repair 3031

CoxBox Operation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting Guide

CoxBox Customer Operation and Diagnostic Guide

Speaker_Date_Code

Testing CoxBox Wiring in an 8 with a Multimeter

SpeedCoach/StrokeCoach Troubleshooting Documents

A quick solution to fixing a heart rate belt that is displaying erratic readings

Replacing the Stroke Rate Sensor (HD Harness, Part Number 0214)

Replacing the Stroke Rate Sensor (Legacy Harness, Part Number 0212)

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NK_Rowing Catalog

Interval Watch Downloads

Interval_Watchware

LiNK (NKSports)

LiNK_Version_1.30

nklink_setup_1.30


Use the NK LiNK app to view your workout data on an iOS device. v 1.0.13

version 1.0.13

a detail listing of all changes made to the LiNK software

Interval Watch Instruction Manuals

Interval 2000 Split + Rate Watch Instruction Manual

Interval 2000XC Split Watch Instruction Manual

Interval Watchware Software Quick Start Guide

Support Documents for all Kestrels

Replacing the Kestrel Impeller

Fine Dead Fuel Moisture and Probability of Ignition Tables

Empower Oarlock Instruction Manuals

Detailed instructions to Install, Pair, Configure and Calibrate your EmPower Oarlock.

Empower Oarlock Downloads

Representative Oarlock Values by Class and Skill Levels

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We intentionally packaged the vane mount with the Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK because we feel strongly that this is the best solution for long range shooters.

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View this informative video, for connecting Bushnell CONX to Kestrel. NOTE:  If you are holding down the laser button on the rangefinder, the rangefinder will ignore any commands from the Kestrel. You will need to release the button on the rangefinder in order for the two devices to communicate.

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You should always calibrate your Muzzle Velocity on the Kestrel because it accommodates for any errors. The suggested BCs are not always correct. We have seen a lot of muzzle velocity errors even with well chronographed MVs. Truing bends the algorithm to perfectly match the bullet’s flight path. Instead of hoping the prediction works, truing perfectly matches the flight path. For example, the ballistic solver expects different muzzle velocities depending on if you are using the G1 or G7 BC. However the chronograph is just measuring the actual muzzle velocity coming out of the barrel, independent of an BCs being used. Truing your Muzzle Velocity using CAL MV will always get you the proper MV to enter into the Kestrel so that your solutions are always on target.

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There is no need to input the tapered base into the Kestrel.  If you measure scope height at the bell of the scope, the most your error will be is 1 – 2 clicks at 1000 yards. This can be offset by measuring to the center of the windage turret instead of the bell of the scope.  It is more likely that the scope click errors will do more harm than this will. Here is some reading that might help: http://www.abmediaresources.com/BallisticCalibration.pdf, http://www.abmediaresources.com/talltarget.pdf, and http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f19/applied-ballistics-faq-167008/.

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Our article Understanding Pressure, Altitude and Density Altitude talks about Altitude and Barometric Pressure in great detail. The article also describes how to utilize your Kestrel to take these measurements.

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Understanding how to properly set up your pressure and altitude for ballistic solutions depends on the Kestrel model and ballistic software application being used.

To view a comprehensive overview on pressure and altitude, and density altitude, visit our " Understanding Pressure, Altitude and Density Altitude " web page.

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Here is comprehensive overview courtesy of Todd Hodnett:


Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

Overview of the setup and use of the Kestrell SHooter's Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics

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Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

wind measurement and long-range shooting, SME NVDOC1403-Wind

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The free Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app is the perfect companion to the Kestrel Sportsman and Kestrel Elite Weather Meters with Applied Ballistics. Build and manage your gun/bullet profiles and download them to your Kestrel Sportsman before you set out. At the range or match, secure your Kestrel Sportsman to a tripod using the optional Kestrel Vane Mount and use the LiNK Ballistics app to quickly adjust the target range and view the shooting solution and wind rose without leaving your shooting position. It’s like having a meteorologist and ballistician standing next to you while you shoot.

Download Kestrel LiNK Ballistics for iOS:

LiNK (Kestrel)

An iOS application to view you Kestrel Ballistics data.


Quick Look

  • Wirelessly adjust the target range on your Kestrel and view resulting elevation and windage solution without ever leaving your shooting position.
  • Build and transfer custom gun/bullet profiles.
  • Comprehensive Applied Ballistics bullet library provides G1/G7 ballistics coefficients, weight, diameter and length data for over 500 bullets.
  • With Kestrel Elite Meters, also access and use Applied Ballistics Custom Drag Models, providing exact drag profiles for supersonic, transonic, and subsonic bullet flight for maximum accuracy at extreme long range.
  • Advanced Multi Target view allows you to simultaneously view the elevation and windage solution for up to 8 targets defined by direction, range and angle - giving you the edge at precision rifle matches (available for Kestrel Elite only).

Example Screen Shots


See elevation and windage solutions as well as wind speed and direction without leaving your shooting position. Changing Target Range in the app automatically updates the solution from the Kestrel remotely.

Input up to 8 separate target ranges to see elevation and windage solutions for each. Perfect for competition multi-target stages.

Create and manage gun and bullet profiles for easy upload to and from your Kestrel. Includes bullet data from the Applied Ballistics G1/G7 bullet library.


Kestrel Firmware:

Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

Version 1.15

Device Compatibility:

  • Firmware: iOS versions 9 and higher.
  • Hardware: iPhone 4s onward, iPad 3rd generation onward, iPod Touch 5th generation onward.

Kestrel Compatibility:

  • Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
  • Kestrel Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
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The free Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app is the perfect companion to the Kestrel Sportsman and Kestrel Elite Weather Meters with Applied Ballistics. Build and manage your gun/bullet profiles and download them to your Kestrel Sportsman before you set out. At the range or match, secure your Kestrel Sportsman to a tripod using the optional Kestrel Vane Mount and use the LiNK Ballistics app to quickly adjust the target range and view the shooting solution and wind rose without leaving your shooting position. It’s like having a meteorologist and ballistician standing next to you while you shoot.

Download Kestrel LiNK Ballistics for Android:

LiNK (Kestrel)

Download the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app from the google play store.


Quick Look

  • Wirelessly adjust the target range on your Kestrel and view resulting elevation and windage solution without ever leaving your shooting position.
  • Build and transfer custom gun/bullet profiles.
  • Comprehensive Applied Ballistics bullet library provides G1/G7 ballistics coefficients, weight, diameter and length data for over 500 bullets.
  • With Kestrel Elite Meters, also access and use Applied Ballistics Custom Drag Models, providing exact drag profiles for supersonic, transonic, and subsonic bullet flight for maximum accuracy at extreme long range.
  • Advanced Multi Target view allows you to simultaneously view the elevation and windage solution for up to 8 targets defined by direction, range and angle - giving you the edge at precision rifle matches (available for Kestrel Elite only).

Example Screen Shots


See elevation and windage solutions as well as wind speed and direction without leaving your shooting position. Changing Target Range in the app automatically updates the solution from the Kestrel remotely.

Input up to 8 separate target ranges to see elevation and windage solutions for each. Perfect for competition multi-target stages.

Create and manage gun and bullet profiles for easy upload to and from your Kestrel. Includes bullet data from the Applied Ballistics G1/G7 bullet library.


Kestrel Firmware:

Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

Version 1.15

Device Compatibility:

  • Firmware: Android 4.3 and higher.
  • Hardware: Most Android Devices with Bluetooth Smart®, including Samsung Galaxy, Nexus 4, Motorola Droid and other recent generation phones and tablets.

LiNK (Kestrel)

A simple guide to help you update your Firmware on your Kestrel using LiNK for Android

Kestrel Compatibility:

  • Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
  • Kestrel Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
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The Kestrel LiNK App for iOS puts crucial information at your fingertips with remote mobile device viewing of real-time readings from your Kestrel 5 Series Meter or DROP Logger. Kestrel LiNK also provides easy transfer of the Kestrel’s stored data log, a clear graph of all historical data, and customizable alerts based on temperature, heat index, wind or other measurements. Data is transmitted wirelessly via Bluetooth Smart® up to 100’ line of sight or more.

Download Kestrel LiNK for iOS (Formerly Kestrel Connect):

LiNK (Kestrel)

An application that can be used to view and analyze your Kestrel data on an iOS device.


Quick Look

  • Compatible with Kestrel 5 Series Weather Meters with LiNK and all Kestrel DROP Wireless Data Loggers.
  • View real-time measurements and download data logs from devices within range. LiNK for iOS can connect to up to 8 devices at the same time.
  • View and analyze logged data using range Min/Max/Average statistics and clear scrolling graphs.
  • Get alerts when conditions exceed thresholds you set in the app. (Note: Use of alerts feature reduces battery life of mobile device.)
  • Easily export and email selected data ranges or entire log in .csv format for record keeping and analysis.
  • Post snapshots of current conditions to social media with one click.
  • Manage your Kestrel's name, logging rate and other device settings.
  • Get alerted to available firmware updates for your Kestrel and install them wirelessly.
  • *New* Remote Monitoring – Set Alert Service on a local mobile device and receive emails from your DROP or Kestrel 5 Series whenever conditions go outside your preset threshold.

Example Screen Shots


Drag and drop your desired measurements to the real-time Dashboard. Share your Dashboard to social media.

See every current measurement from your Kestrel meter or DROP on the Readings screen.

New logged data is automatically added to the history in the app every time your device is within range. Scroll forward or back though all data to see all time-stamped measurements.

Bluetooth Smart makes it easy to make connections to devices within range from within the app.

Manage settings on your Kestrel 5 Meter or Kestrel DROP from within the app - alerts, name, connection settings. Install firmware updates..


Kestrel Firmware:

LiNK (Kestrel Ballistics)

A simple guide to help you update your Firmware on your Kestrel using LiNK for iOS

Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

Version 1.15

Device Compatibility:

  • Firmware: iOS versions 6 and higher.
  • Hardware: iPhone 4s onward, iPad 3rd generation onward, iPod Touch 5th generation onward.

Kestrel Compatibility:

  • Kestrel DROP D1 Wireless Temperature Data Logger
  • Kestrel DROP D2 Wireless Temperature & Humidity Data Logger
  • Kestrel DROP D3 Wireless Temperature, Humidity and Pressure Data Logger
  • Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5100 Racing Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5200 Professional Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
  • Kestrel Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
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Transfer data from your Kestrel 5 Series device and archive on your Mac computer. Data logs can be exported as csv files for viewing and analysis in spreadsheets. This software also facilitates updates and upgrades to your device firmware.

Download Kestrel LiNK for MAC:

LiNK (Kestrel)

Kestrel LiNK Version 1.04.03 for OSX


Quick Look

  • Manage updates and upgrades to device firmware
  • View device information such as device name, model number, firmware version, hardware version and serial number. Rename device.
  • Transfer data from your Kestrel 5 Series device wirelessly or with a USB cable.
  • Archive data logs.
  • Export data logs in csv format for viewing and analysis in spreadsheets.

Example Screen Shots


Easily connect your Kestrel to the application using bluetooth.

Manage your Kestrel: change its name, download data, and/or update your unit.

Export and analyze your data.


Kestrel Firmware:

Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

Version 1.15

Kestrel Firmware Version 2.13

Kestrel Firmware Version 2.15 Update Installer for Windows

Device Compatibility:

  • Firmware: Compatible with El Capitan

Kestrel Compatibility:

  • Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5100 Racing Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5200 Professional Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
  • Kestrel Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
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The Kestrel LiNK App for Android puts crucial information at your fingertips with remote mobile device viewing of real-time readings from your Kestrel 5 Series Meter or DROP Logger. Kestrel LiNK also provides easy transfer of the Kestrel’s stored data log, a clear graph of all historical data, and customizable alerts based on temperature, heat index, wind or other measurements. Data is transmitted wirelessly via Bluetooth Smart® up to 100’ line of sight or more.

Download Kestrel LiNK for Android

LiNK (Kestrel)

An application that can be used to view and analyze your Kestrel data on an Android device.


Quick Look

  • Compatible with Kestrel 5 Series Weather Meters with LiNK and all Kestrel DROP Wireless Data Loggers.
  • View real-time measurements and download data logs from devices within range. LiNK for Android can connect to one device at a time.
  • View and analyze logged data using range Min/Max/Average statistics and clear scrolling graphs.
  • Get alerts when conditions exceed thresholds you set in the app. (Note: Use of alerts feature reduces battery life of mobile device.)
  • Easily export and email selected data ranges or entire log in .csv format for record keeping and analysis.
  • Post snapshots of current conditions to social media with one click.
  • Manage your Kestrel's name, logging rate and other device settings.
  • Get alerted to available firmware updates for your Kestrel and install them wirelessly.
  • *New* Remote Monitoring – Set Alert Service on a local mobile device and receive emails from your DROP or Kestrel 5 Series whenever conditions go outside your preset threshold.

Example Screen Shots


Drag and drop your desired measurements to the real-time Dashboard. Share your Dashboard to social media.

See every current measurement from your Kestrel meter or DROP on the Readings screen.

Select data ranges to see Min/Max/Avg or export data.

New logged data is automatically added to the history in the app every time your device is within range. Scroll forward or back though all data to see all time-stamped measurements.

Bluetooth Smart makes it easy to make connections to devices within range from within the app.

Manage settings on your Kestrel 5 Meter or Kestrel DROP from within the app - alerts, name, connection settings. Install firmware updates..


Kestrel Firmware:

LiNK (Kestrel)

A simple guide to help you update your Firmware on your Kestrel using LiNK for Android

Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

Version 1.15

Device Compatibility:

  • Firmware: Android 4.3 and higher.
  • Hardware: Most Android devices with Bluetooth Smart®, including Samsung Galaxy, Nexus 4, Motorola Droid and other recent generation phones and tablets.

Kestrel Compatibility:

  • Kestrel DROP D1 Wireless Temperature Data Logger
  • Kestrel DROP D2 Wireless Temperature & Humidity Data Logger
  • Kestrel DROP D3 Wireless Temperature, Humidity and Pressure Data Logger
  • Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5100 Racing Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5200 Professional Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
  • Kestrel Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
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Transfer data from your Kestrel 5 Series device and archive on your Windows computer. Data logs can be exported as csv files for viewing and analysis in spreadsheets. This software also facilitates updates and upgrades to your device firmware.

Download Kestrel LiNK for Windows:

LiNK (Kestrel)

Kestrel LiNK Version 1.04.03 for Windows


Quick Look

  • Manage updates and upgrades to device firmware
  • View device information such as device name, model number, firmware version, hardware version and serial number. Rename device.
  • Transfer data from your Kestrel 5 Series device wirelessly or with a USB cable.
  • Archive data logs.
  • Export data logs in csv format for viewing and analysis in spreadsheets.

Example Screen Shots


Easily connect your Kestrel to the application using bluetooth.

Manage your Kestrel: change its name, download data, and/or update your unit.

Export and analyze your data.


Kestrel Firmware:

Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

Version 1.15

Kestrel Firmware Version 2.13

Kestrel Firmware Version 2.15 Update Installer for Windows

Device Compatibility:

  • Firmware: Compatible with El Capitan

Kestrel Compatibility:

  • Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5100 Racing Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5200 Professional Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
  • Kestrel Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK

Bluetooth Support:

LiNK (Kestrel)

Troubleshooting Bluetooth Dongle Issues with the Kestrel 5000 Series Models and LiNK for Windows.

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Every single Kestrel Meter and Kestrel DROP logger is factory tested to validate performance within specifications before it leaves our factory. We don’t rely on spot checks because we know you rely on your Kestrel to give you the accurate readings you need to stay safe, make decisions, and enjoy your activities. Each of our calibration standards is traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), ensuring the highest level of reliability. Our wind/airflow standard is actually calibrated in the NIST laser doppler wind tunnel as this is the only lab in the country that can provide the calibration accuracy we require.

NK offers three types of calibration services to meet your accuracy validation needs. Each of these calibration services can be conveniently ordered through our website, allowing you to cross “Get my Kestrel calibrated” off your to-do list whenever convenient. And, ordering your calibration online creates an order history you can refer to in future. But, if you prefer, you can always call or chat with us during business hours to order your calibration. For more in-depth information about each of the services described below, simply click through to the relevant ordering page.

NIST Calibration Services

NIST Calibration is our most in-depth calibration service. The Kestrel’s measurements are compared to our NIST-traceable standard at two points after an appropriate equilibration period. The NIST Calibration Report and Certificate will show as found and as left values, standard values, acceptable range, and deviation. It will also list the date, serial number and model of the unit, desired recalibration interval, and test technician’s name and signature. NIST Calibration services can be added on to any new Kestrel purchase for customers who require it, or you may return your Kestrel to us at any time after purchase to validate its performance in detail. Please visit our Kestrel Calibration product for more information.

Factory Calibration Services

For Factory Calibration we repeat the tests performed on your unit when it was manufactured and provide a renewed Sensor Calibration Certificate confirming performance within specification, the serial number of the unit, and the signature of the testing agent. Please note that if you need more than one Factory Calibration, Tune-Ups offer a better value! Please visit our Kestrel Calibration product for more information.

Tune-Up Services

Tune-Ups include Factory Calibrations of all sensors on your unit as well as a new impeller, new battery, functional checks, cleaning and leak testing. Tune-Ups are priced at a flat $75 per unit so offer a great value if you need more than one Factory Calibration or just want to ensure your Kestrel is fully tested.

Note on Sensor Correction: If needed and available for the sensor in question, we will also restore your unit’s performance to specification by either replacing the impeller or correcting the sensor. Although not correctable, in our experience, both the temperature sensor (ambient and globe) and newer humidity sensor in the DROP and Kestrel 5 Series have proven extremely stable in performance. Every Kestrel is guaranteed to perform within specification, including the specified drift of the sensor in question, for Five Years from the date of manufacture or documented date of first customer purchase. If your Kestrel is under warranty and does not meet this standard under test, it will be repaired or replaced as covered under the terms of our Limited Warranty. If your Kestrel has an unrepairable problem and is no longer under warranty, you have the option of trading it in for a new or upgraded model under our Kestrel Trade-in, Trade-up Program. Please visit our Kestrel Tune-up product for more information.

Shipping Your Unit: After ordering a calibration or tune-up service online or via phone, please note your order number so you can add it to the outside of the box. Please pack your Kestrel securely and ship to:

Nielsen-Kellerman
21 Creek Circle
Boothwyn, PA 19061
Attn: ORDER####

You will also receive an email confirming these instructions. It is most important that we have your Order Number so we can promptly match your unit with your service request. You can also print your order confirmation and add it to the box.

Questions or clarifications about our calibration services? Email techsupport@nkhome.com or call (610) 447-1555.

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