Kestrel Instruments Support & FAQ's

Tag : Kestrel

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Support Documents for all Kestrels

Find answers to common Bluetooth connection issues

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Kestrel 5700 with Hornady 4DOF Downloads

Quick guide on connecting a Kestrel 5700 with Hornady 4DOF to the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics App

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Please see this guide on how to update your Kestrel Firmware using Windows:

Support Documents for all Kestrels

Tutorial on how to update your Kestrel 5000 series firmware using LiNK for Windows.

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Please see this guide for updating Kestrel 5000 series units with MAC/OSX:

Support Documents for all Kestrels

Tutorial on how to update your Kestrel 5000 series firmware using LiNK for MAC/OSX

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Kestrel 5 Series Troubleshooting Documents

Attached is a guide to help connecting to Kestrel LiNK for Android if you device is not showing up on the list of available devices.

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Please check out our Kestrel 5000 Firmware change log to view the differences in the various firmware versions: Firmware Change Log

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The Kestrel 2700 can only hold 1 gun profile at a time. You can store as many profiles in the Kestrel LiNK Ballistic app as you want however.

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Please see a workaround found here:

Kestrel 5 Series Troubleshooting Documents

Attached is a workaround to have Kestrel LiNK for Windows scale properly on High Definition monitors

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If the Kestrel reads “CAL CPS”, then you will need to calibrate the compass prior to using. To do so, press the center button when CAL CPS is on the screen. Spin and the number 30 will appear on the screen. Hold the Kestrel vertical and rest the bottom of the Kestrel on a table or your hand and rotate the Kestrel in place until the number reaches 0. You can spin the Kestrel in either direction but it is recommended not to spin too fast or you can get a bad calibration.

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We have replacement battery doors we can send you. Please see this link: Replacement Doors

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Battery life will depend on Bluetooth usage. Typical usage without using the app frequently should get 130 hours of battery life. Battery life goes down drastically when connect to the app and live streaming the wind values, especially in colder temperatures.

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LiNK (Kestrel)

This is a quick tutorial on how to send text message alerts in Kestrel LiNK instead of emails.

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No, the Kestrel 2700 can only connect with the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics application and will not connect with any other accessories.

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Please see this guidance on changing units for the Kestrel 2700

This document shows a quick guide on how to change the units for a Kestrel 2700.

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