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Kestrel 5 Series Manuals, Downloads, and Troubleshooting Documents

Kestrel 5 Series Instruction Manuals

Instructions for the use of the Kestrel LiNK App

PDF Downloadable Tips & Quick Start for the 5200 Kestrel Concrete Pro Jobsite Weather Kit.

Kestrel Vane Mount Instructions

User Guide for the Kestrel 5000, 5100 and 5200

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

User Guide Relative Humidity Calibration Kit For Kestrel 5 Series, 4 Series and Kestrel 3000-3500 Series (DROPs currently cannot be recalibrated)


Kestrel 5 Series Instruction Manuals (Ballistics)

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

Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter and Kestrel Elite Weather Meters with Applied Ballistics User Guide


Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

This program is used to transfer gun profiles to and from a Kestrel ballistics unit and Windows computer. 4500 models can use either Bluetooth or the PC Interface cradle but must have fw version 4.93. 5700 models must use the USB Transfer cable to connect. Instructions included in zip file.

How to Figure out Average Wind Direction with a Kestrel 5000 Series Unit.

The attached document in Excel will help with determining average wind direction and the use of a wind rose by using the exported CSV file. This would be pertinent to any of the 5500 models, especially important for spray drift and measurements in the protected zones.

Version 1.30

Information about the Kestrel Agricultural Line of weather meters

This document goes through what formulas are used to calculate the various measurements on the Kestrel series meters.

Kestrel Firmware Version 1.27 Update Installer for Windows

Kestrel Firmware Version 1.27 Update Installer for OSX. Please see included directions as this process has changed.

Recommended Modifications to Athletic Participation Based on the Heat Index

Recommended Modifications to Athletic Participation Based on the Heat Index Celsius

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

Product Safety and Warranty Kestrel 5000 Series

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

sources of inaccuracy in long-range shooting

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


Kestrel 5 Series Troubleshooting Documents

Picture showing the places to take measurements for square and rectangular air ducts

Document shows all the current Ruger guns and ammunition for the Ruger Kestrel 5700 Ballistics along with a tutorial on how to use the Ruger Gun Wizard.

This diagram shows the difference in the Max Ordinate value and the Bullet Drop value found on the Kestrel 5700.

This document shows how to calibrate using CAL DSF a 22 Long Rifle or other guns which do not shoot supersonic region.

How to transfer gun profiles from 4500 series to 5700 series

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

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

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

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

This gives a method for viewing and remotely controlling the Kestrel using two mobile devices.

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

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

Find answers to common Bluetooth connection issues

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

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

Here is a graphical guide on locating various micro-climates in a given area to help with Kestrel 5400 placement for monitoring WBGT.


Support Documents for all Kestrels

Replacing the Kestrel Impeller

Explanation of flow lines on the back of a Kestrel 5000 Series unit.

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

Example of the paperwork after performing a Kestrel Temperature Factory Calibration (not NIST)

Example of the paperwork received when doing a Kestrel Tune-Up

Shows a sample of the paperwork when doing a NIST Wind calibration on a Kestrel

Shows a sample of the paperwork when doing a NIST Globe Temperature calibration on a Kestrel

Shows a sample of the paperwork when doing a NIST Pressure calibration on a Kestrel

Shows a sample of the paperwork when doing a NIST Humidity calibration on a Kestrel

Shows a sample of the paperwork when doing a NIST Temperature calibration on Kestrel