So how cold can you really use your Kestrel Meter?

In looking at the spec sheet, it's cause for some confusion.... It reads 3 different temperature specs!  With a recent call from an honorable armed forces guy up in the extremes of Alaska wondering if he could get a reading at 50 below, to essentially set up a portable weather station, I decided to write out some clarification.... The spec sheet 3 temperature definitions: Temperature    °F    -49.0 to 257.0 °F    °C    -45.0 to 125.0 °C Measure air, water and snow temperature. Thermally isolated, hermetically sealed, precision thermistor mounted externally (US Patent 5,939,645). Calibration drift negligible Operational Temperature Range (LCD...

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The Applied Ballistics Shooting Meter Review Contest

Our Kestrel 4500NV Applied Ballistics Shooting Meter with Night Vision and optional Bluetooth was recently released, and the reception has been excellent.  People have raved about the Litz library of ballistics coefficients and the software that "learns" the trajectory of your personal gun, and now we want to hear from YOU. That is why we are launching a video review contest!  Simply post a detailed, honest review to YouTube or Vimeo about your experience with the meter, then e-mail the link to info@kestrelmeters.com or tweet it to @kestrelmeters by October 31, 2013. In exchange, you'll automatically win an awesome accessory...

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Portable Air Flow Tracker – A Must Have for HVAC

Today’s HVAC technicians work very hard: on one hand, they have to complete as many jobs as they can to maximize their earnings as contractors, yet on the other, their time and labor constraints often keep them from getting to all of the jobs that they desire.  Luckily, there are now many diagnostic tools that make an HVAC technician’s life easier, and a portable air flow tracker is at the top of our list.  From diagnostics to assessment, air flow measurement can make it easier for one-man teams to get jobs done and move on to the next one.  Here’s...

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Heat Stress Monitoring for Athletics and Sporting Events

 Heat stress monitoring for athletics and sporting events is a big responsibility for athletic trainers, coaches, sports medicine providers and others who are involved with sports programs.  Lives depend on accurate measurement of environmental conditions such as temperature, relative humidity, heat stress index, wet bulb temperature, wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) and other vital environmental readings.  Even when conditions may seem safe, the over-exertion that can so easily occur when athletes are playing or practicing outdoors can quickly take a toll on their health, putting them at risk for major health problems.  To reduce the chances of these problems from...

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Industrial Hygiene and Heat Stress

Industrial hygiene and heat stress is an important topic for those who work in areas where high air temperatures and humid conditions, combined with radiant heat sources and constant interaction with hot items, can create a dangerous environment.  Employees who work in dangerous conditions on a daily basis are at an especially high risk for health risks due to prolonged exposure to areas where high heat stress exists.  The intense heat and humidity of many different types of jobs both indoors and outdoors can really take its toll on workers, and it’s up to the owners and managers to ensure...

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Home Inspectors Find Great Use In Kestrel 4200 Air Flow Meter

Many home inspectors are now using the Kestrel 4200 Pocket Air Flow Meter in their jobs, as a big part of any inspection is taking a close look at the heating and air conditioning system in the home.  The Kestrel 4200 meter is a handheld airflow tracking instrument that is a powerful tool for the job, providing the data and readings that home inspectors are looking for when they are inspecting a property for a sale or providing a general assessment.  The Kestrel 4200 meter makes it easy to quickly and accurately check the consistency of warm or cool air...

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