Kestrel Instruments

  1. Kestrel Tech Support: How to Set Wind Direction

    The Kestrel and Applied Ballistics tech support teams receive a lot of questions regarding the proper way to find wind direction with a Kestrel. Keep in mind the best and easiest way to get wind direction is using a wind vane mount. However, if you are doing this by hand use the following as your guide:

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  2. Wind Speed and Water Temperature for Paddlers

    For avid kayakers, wind speed and water temperature are crucial environmental measurements that will affect his/her paddle experience. Many courses even have specified allowable wind conditions that will determine if a group can get out on the water.

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  3. NK CEO Alix James to present at Greater Philadelphia Manufacturing Summit

    On Wednesday, October 1st, NK CEO Alix James will be one of the many prestigious speakers at the DVIRC’s Greater Philadelphia Manufacturing Summit. The goals of the Manufacturing Summit are to inspire and educate people on the best practices for energizing your business, celebrating advanced manufacturing, and learning the latest best practices to support business growth, continuous improvement and workforce development.

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  4. "Kestrelbot" Wins First Lego League Global Challenge

    Each year, teams from all over the world participate in the First Lego League challenge. This past year, the "Aztechs2," a team made up of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders from Adobe Bluffs Elementary School in Rancho Peñasquitos, CA , used a Kestrel 4500 as the centerpiece for their lego project.

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  5. Private Label Order Creates Job Opportunity at NK

    September was quite a busy month at NK. In fact, we received a large order from one of our Japan-based customers, Weathernews, for 10,000 weather meters. This new order created nine temporary manufacturing positions on our production floor. Weathernews is a Japan-based company founded in 1986. The company’s mission is to serve developing nations where many lives are lost each year in natural weather disasters. Reaching over 6.7 billion people across the world, their slogan is "Always with you."

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  6. Arizona Wildland Firefighters & Kestrel Meters

    Firefighters battling the Arizona wildfires are relying on Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters to get the critical environmental data required for fire safety and containment. As wildfires continue to spread across the state, firefighters face extreme and dangerous conditions on the fire line. Kestrel meters instantly and accurately provide all the necessary weather information needed to help to save land, homes, and lives.

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