Kestrel Manuals and Downloads

*NEW* - Kestrel 5 Series Documents

  • Kestrel 5000, 5100, 5200 User Guide, Rev 2, 16.09.20 | Download PDF
  • Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress User Guide, Rev 1, 16.09.20 Download PDF
  • Kestrel 5500 User Guide, Rev 1, 16.09.20 | Download PDF
  • Kestrel Elite & Sportsman Weather Meters with Applied Ballistics User Manual | Download PDF
  • Kestrel 5 Series Heat Stress Certificate of Conformity 329000 Download PDF
  • Kestrel 5 Series Certificate of Conformity 329002 | Download PDF
  • Applied Ballistics Profile Loader (Version 50) -- NOTE: MUST use USB Data Transfer Cable, Rev 12.9.15 | Download ZIP (6 MB)
  • How To Transfer Gun Profiles from the Kestrel 4 Series to Kestrel 5 Series | Download PDF

Kestrel LiNK Support:

Specifications

  • Kestrel Specifications 1000, 2000, 2500, 3000, 3500, 329001 | Download PDF (25 KB)
  • Kestrel Specifications 5000, 329002 | Download PDF
  • Kestrel Specifications 5400, 329000 | Download PDF 
  • Kestrel Specifications 4000, 329011 | Download
  • Kestrel 4400/4600 Specifications, 329013 | Download PDF (25 KB)
  • Kestrel Specifications DROP 329004 | Download PDF

Applied Ballistics Downloads

  • *NEW* Updating your Applied Ballistics Firmware (4.93)(K4 Series ONLY) (Includes instructions for Bluetooth® Classic and Non-Bluetooth) Rev. 12.9.15 | Download ZIP (1 MB)
  • *NEW* Applied Ballistics Profile Loader(Version 50)- NOTE: Must have firmware version 4.93 Rev 12.9.15 | Download ZIP (6 MB)
  • Applied Ballistics Profile Loader (Version 33) –  (includes profile loader instructions), Rev 7.31.15| Download ZIP (6 MB)
  • Set up and use of the Kestrel 4500 with Applied Ballistics - Download PDF
  • Applied Ballistics Help Files, Rev 10/24/13 | Download ZIP (1.3 MB)
  • NEW! Input Gun Data and Compute a Range Card | View Page

Horus Ballistics Downloads

  • *NEW* Updating your Horus Firmware (4.93)(K4 Series ONLY) (Includes instructions for Bluetooth® and Non-Bluetooth®) Rev. 12.9.15 | Download ZIP (1 MB) - 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 Downloads

  • Updating your Kestrel Sportsman Firmware (4.93) (K4 Series ONLY) (Bluetooth® Classic and Non-Bluetooth) Rev. 12.9.15 | Download ZIP (1 MB)
  • Applied Ballistics Profile Loader (Version 50) NOTE: Must have firmware version 4.93 (includes profile loader instructions) Rev 12.9.15 | Download ZIP (6 MB)
  • Applied Ballistics Profile Loader (Version 33) –  (includes profile loader instructions), Rev 7.31.15 | Download ZIP (6 MB)

Bluetooth Support (4000 Series)

  • Connecting my Kestrel using Bluetooth® Classic for Windows 8 | Download PDF (1MB)
  • Connecting my Kestrel using Bluetooth® Classic - 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 Troubleshooting Checklist - View PDF

User Manuals

  • Kestrel  User Guide Agriculture (For 5000AG & 5400AG), 319046 Download PDF (2.08 MB)
  • Kestrel  User Guide Fire Weather (For 0854FWLVCORA, 0855FWLORA, 0855FWORA only), 319044 Download PDF (2.08 MB)
  • Kestrel Link App Instructions | Download PDF (2.08 MB)
  • Kestrel Companion App Instructions, Rev 0 8.18.15 | Download PDF
  • DROP User Manual | 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 4_14.7.30 | Download PDF (442 KB)
  • Kestrel 1000, 2000, 2500 & 2500NV, 3000, 3500 & 3500NV, 3500DT Instruction Manual 319012| Download PDF (636KB)
  • Kestrel 4000 Series Instruction Manual (includes 4000, 4200, 4250, 4300, 4500), Rev 3/06/14 | Download PDF (1,015 KB)
  • Kestrel Heat Stress Trackers (4400/4600) InstructionsRev. _5_15.4.18 Instructions | Download PDF (1.6 MB) / WBGT Guidelines Insert rev _1_13.3.27 | Download PDF (590 KB) / Athletics Booklet / Download PDF (8.74 MB)
  • Vane Mount Instructions, Rev 1/21/14 | Download PDF (772 KB)

Heat Index and WBGT Reference Guides:

Troubleshooting, Repair and Maintenance

  • Kestrel Troubleshooting, Rev 4/29/08 | View Page
  • Kestrel Impeller Replacement, Rev 6/28/17 | Download PDF (31 KB)
  • Kestrel Calibration Kit Instructions, Rev 5/1/17 | Download PDF (455 KB)
  • Kestrel Battery Maintenance, Rev 2/20/2103 | View Page

Software (4000 Series)

(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)
  • If using the Serial to USB cable with a cradle, the latest driver can found at Prolific Software's Website

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)

Archived Catalogs