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NEW - Kestrel 5000 Series Documents

  • Kestrel 5000, 5100, 5200 Quick Start Guide, Rev 0, 15.10.28 | Download PDF
  • Kestrel 5400 Quick Start Guide, Rev 0, 15.10.28 | Download PDF
  • Kestrel 5500 Quick Start Guide, Rev 0, 10.16.15 | Download PDF
  • Kestrel Elite & Sportsman Weather Meters with Applied Ballistics Quick Start Guide, Rev1, 16.04.05 | Download PDF
  • Kestrel 5 Series Heat Stress Certificate of Conformity 329000 | Download PDF
  • Kestrel 5 Series Certificates of Conformity 329002 | Download PDF
  • *NEW* Applied Ballistics Profile Loader (Version 42) - NOTE: MUST use USB Data Transfer Cable Rev. 12.9.15 | Download ZIP (6MB)
  • How to Transfer Gun Profiles from the Kestrel 4 Series to Kestrel 5 Series | Download PDF

Catalogs


Kestrel Meter Apps for LINK (Bluetooth)

Click LiNK to download.

 LiNK for Windows Update Process - Download Guide (PDF)

  • If meter is LiNK enabled, update through via Android or IOS
  • If they are not LiNK enabled, use USB Transfer cable or Dongle (LiNK only)
  • Mobile applications update automatically in the same fashion as the DROP

Kestrel Meter Ballistics App. Product Compatibility

Kestrel LiNK Support

Specifications

Applied Ballistics Downloads

  • *NEW* Updating your Applied Ballistics Firmware (4.93) (K4 Series ONLY) (Bluetooth and Non-Bluetooth) Rev. 12.9.15| Download ZIP (1MB)
  • *NEW* Applied Ballistics Profile Loader (Version 42) - NOTE: Must have firmware version 4.93 Rev. 12.9.15 | Download ZIP (6MB)
  • Instructions: How to Upgrade your Applied Ballistics Firmware Rev 1.13.15 | Download PDF (636KB)
  • Applied Ballistics Profile Loader (Ver. 33) – (includes profile loader instructions), Rev 7.31.15 | Download ZIP (6MB)
  • Setup and use of the Kestrel 4500 with Applied Ballistics - Download PDF
  • Applied Ballistics Help Files, Rev 10/24/13 | Download ZIP (1.3MB)
  • NEW! Input Gun Data and Compute a Range Card | View Page

Horus Ballistics Downloads

  • *NEW* Updating your Horus Firmware (4.93) (K4Series ONLY) (Includes instructions for Bluetooth® and Non-Bluetooth®) Rev. 12.9.15 | Download Zip (1MB) - NOTE: Must currently have firmware 4.76 or higher to update your firmware with this file.
  • Horus Gunloader Software, Rev 5/5/14 | Download ZIP (2.3MB)
  • Horus Help Files, Rev 12/6/13 | Download ZIP (1.3 MB)

Sportsman Ballistics Downloads

  • Updating your Kestrel Sportsman Firmware (4.93) (K4 Series ONLY) (Bluetooth and Non-Bluetooth) Rev. 12.9.15 | Download ZIP (1 MB)
  • *NEW* Applied Ballistics Profile Loader (Version 42) - NOTE: Must have firmware version 4.93 Rev. 12.9.15 | Download ZIP (6MB)
  • Applied Ballistics Profile Loader (Version 33) –  (includes profile loader instructions), Rev 7.31.15 | Download ZIP (6 MB)

Bluetooth Support

  • Connecting my Kestrel using Bluetooth for Windows 8 | Download PDF (1MB)
  • Connecting my Kestrel using Bluetooth - Applied Ballistics | Download PDF (661 KB)
  • Bluetooth Kestrel Communications Troubleshooting | Download PDF (888 KB)
  • Bluetooth Kestrel Communications Troubleshooting for Mac (not officially supported) | Download PDF (827 KB)
  • Bluetooth Error Message When Transferring Data - View Page

User Manuals

  • Kestrel User Guide Fire Weather (For 0854FWLVCORA, 0855FWLORA, 08554WORA only), 319044 Download PDF (2.08 MB)
  • Kestrel Connect App Instructions (For DROP only), Rev 1, 9.24.14 | Download PDF (2.08 MB)
  • Kestrel Companion App Instructions, Rev 0 8.18.15 | Download PDF
  • DROP FAQ Booklet Rev 2, 10.01.05 | Download PDF (928 KB)
  • DROP Manual Rev 1, 1.19.15 | Download PDF (928 KB)
  • Kestrel with Applied Ballistics, Rev 3, 7/2/14 | Download PDF (619 KB)
  • Kestrel Sportsman Rev 0, 1/06/15 | Download PDF (498 KB)
  • Applied Ballistics Profile Loader Instructions, Rev 0, 8/19/13 | Download PDF (1.79 MB)
  • Kestrel with Horus Ballistics, Rev 3 3/10/14 | Download PDF (442 KB)
  • Kestrel 1000, 2000, 2500 & 2500NV, 3000, 3500 & 3500NV, 3500DT Instruction Manual, Rev 3/06/14 | Download PDF (636KB)
  • Kestrel 4000 Series Instruction Manual (includes 4000, 4200, 4250, 4300, 4500), Rev 3/06/14 | Download PDF (1,015 KB)
  • Kestrel 4200, v 4.18 | Download PDF (266 KB)
  • Kestrel 4200, Multi-Language, Rev 6/14/06 | Download PDF: FrenchSpanish | German | Italian
  • Kestrel 4250 Instructions, v 4.27 | Download PDF (352 KB)
  • Kestrel 4300 Instructions, v 4.24 | Download PDF (524 KB)
  • Kestrel Heat Stress Trackers (4400/4600) Instructions, Rev. 3/06/14 Instructions | Download PDF (1.6 MB) / WBGT Guidelines Insert | Download PDF (590 KB) / Athletics Booklet / Download PDF (8.74 MB)
  • Vane Mount Instructions, Rev 1/21/14 | Download PDF (772 KB)
  • Kestrel 4250 Instructions, v 4.27 | Download PDF (352 KB)

Heat Index and WBGT Reference Guides:

Troubleshooting, Repair & Maintenance

  • Kestrel Troubleshooting, Rev 4/29/08 | View Page
  • Kestrel Impeller Replacement, Rev 6/19/07 | Download PDF (31 KB)
  • Kestrel Calibration Kit Instructions, Rev 6/30/14 | Download PDF (2.53MB)
  • Kestrel Battery Maintenance, Rev 2/20/2103 | View Page

Software (If using Interface Cradle, please install software driver below)

  • Kestrel Communicator Interface Software, v 2.1.1 compatible with ALL Kestrel 4000 series models | Download (10.8 MB)
  • Kestrel Communicator Software Instructions | Download PDF (179 KB)
  • Kestrel Communications Protocol Application | View Page

Software Drivers

  • Serial to USB Driver, Rev 1-9 11/26/13 | Download (4 MB) Best for Windows XP or Windows 7
  • Serial to USB Driver, Rev 1-10 8/15/14 | Download (4 MB) Best for Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1
  • Serial to USB Driver, Rev 1-11 6/05/15 | Download (4 MB) Best for Windows 10

Note: If one of the drivers above fails, please try one of the other drivers listed.

Additional Driver Help Files:

RoHS and EMC Declarations

Archived User Manuals

(includes previous versions of user manuals and manuals for discontinued models)

Discontinued - Operating Instructions

  • Kestrel 1000 Instructions, units manufactured before June 2004 | Download PDF (209 KB)
  • Kestrel 2000 Instructions, units manufactured before June 2004 | Download PDF (178 KB)
  • Kestrel 3000 Instructions, units manufactured before June 2004 | Download PDF (302 KB)
  • Kestrel 4000 Instructions, v 1.04, 1.05, and 2.01 | Download PDF (222 KB)
  • Kestrel 4000 Instructions, v 2.02-2.08 | Download PDF (217 KB)
  • Kestrel 4000 Instructions, v 2.09-2.11 | Download PDF (240 KB)
  • Kestrel 4000 Instructions, v 3.00 | Download PDF (241 KB)
  • Kestrel 4000 Instructions, v 4.02 | Download PDF (247 KB)
  • Kestrel 4000 Instructions, v 4.11 | Download PDF (1 MB)
  • Kestrel 4100 Quick Start Card, Rev 6/14/06 | Download PDF (360 KB)
  • Kestrel 4100, v 4.18 | Download PDF (307 KB)
  • Kestrel 4100 Multi-Language, Rev 6/14/06 | Download PDF: French | Spanish | German | Italian