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Tag : altitude

For Kestrel 4500 Ballistic and 5700 Ballistic meters, 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 on the Baro screen (4500 Series) or just view the Pressure screen (5000 Series).
  • 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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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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