Kestrel 5200 featured on Breaking2 (National Geographic)

Did you see the Kestrel 5200 on the excellent Breaking2? (Source: YouTube)

The Kestrel 5200 provides the same trusted accuracy, reliability, and usability as the original Kestrel 4200 and 4300. With its complete suite of environmental measurements plus special features designed to aid HVAC technicians, construction and agriculture professionals, the Kestrel 5200 outperforms the competition as the most compact and complete environmental meter and data logger for all professional uses.

Kestrels have been put to the test in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. U.S. Special Forces, combat weather teams, wildland fire-fighters, smoke jumpers, Mt. Everest expeditions and auto pit crews are just a few who rely on a Kestrel to provide them with the crucial environmental data they need. Watch the Weather Channel during a hurricane, and you’re sure to spot a Kestrel in action. Technicians have been purchasing Kestrel meters for their toolboxes for years, knowing they will provide the readings they need immediately and reliably. Construction managers all over the world have relied on their Kestrel meters to ensure work-site safety and cost-effective concrete pours. Farmers should know a Kestrel meter can help them avoid property damage and maximize productivity.

For all information on our full range, check out our online secure shop or call 01590 641223 for more information.


Blue Ocean Megaphone featured on Location, Location, Location (Channel 4)

Blue Ocean Megaphone featured on Location, Location, LocationDid you see the Blue Ocean Megaphone on your telebox last night? (Wed 29th May)
Our staff spotted it’s cameo on Channel 4’s excellent Location, Location, Location, presented by Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer?

The Blue Ocean Megaphone is a robust marine grade megaphone designed specifically for use on the water and in harsh environments. It features a waterproof, impact resistant design with extremely durable parts that are designed to withstand the toughest of conditions and made to last.

For all information on our full range, check out our online secure shop or call 01590 641223 for more information.

Kestrel featured on Hurricane Man (Dave)

The Kestrel hand-held anemometer was spotted by our staff again last on UK freeview channel Dave. Featuring in the excellent “Hurricane Man”, presented by Josh Morgerman.

In this episode, Josh and his documentary team are in the wake of Typhoon Cimaron in Japan, as Hurricane Lane explodes onto the scene, barrelling towards Hawaii and threatening historic landfall.

For all information on our Kestrel hand-held range, check out our online secure shop or call 01590 641223 for more information.

Kestrel featured on Kate Humble: Living with Nomads (BBC Four)

We were glued to our seats last night watching Kate Humbles fascinating “Living with Nomads” documentary (BBC Four, 9pm).

In the show, Kate shows the sub-zero temperatures using the Kestrel 4500 Weather Meter during her time in Siberia. Not only can the Kestrel 4500 with stand sub-zero temperatures, it’s also been used to monitor incredibly hot temperatures (as reported by the BBC at Sydney Cricket Ground).

A new version, the Kestrel 5500 has recently superseded the Kestrel 4500 with features including …
• Measures wind speed, temperature, humidity, pressure and direction.
• 14 total meteorological parameters measured, calculated and displayed real-time and stored in memory, including advanced meteorological measurements such as dew point temperature, wet bulb temperature and density altitude.
• Large, hi-res, hi-contrast, graphic display is perfectly readable in the brightest sunlight and is backlit for night-time use.

You can view and purchase directly from our online secure shop or call 01590 641223 for more information.


Kestrel featured on Space Dive (BBC 2)

Amazing viewing the other night watching Skydiver Felix Baumgartner break the sound barrier (Space Dive – BBC 2) during his 128,100 feet freefall dive from the edge of space.

Judging the perfect time to launch the balloon to space was essential and the team used the Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter to take constant live on the spot readings including wind speed, wind direction, humidity and temperature to help in picking the exact launch moment.

The Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter is the perfect meter for those doing extreme sports such as parachuting, skiing, climbing and kite boarding as well as being a cost effective highly accurate tool for measuring a wide range of weather parameters for the outdoor enthusiast

You can view and purchase directly form our online secure shop or call 01590 641223 for more information.


Richard Paul Russell Ltd Launches New SpaceLogger.S100 Data Logger

Richard Paul Russell Ltd the specialist data logger supplier has launched the SpaceLogger.S100 Serial Data Logger.

The SpaceLogger.S100 Serial Data Logger connects directly to the local area network and can sample either RS232 or RS422/485 data which is then time and date stamped.

The unit has two ports enabling data to be captured simultaneously from two separate sources. In addition the unit can be DIN rail mounted for convenience.

Data can be viewed in real-time over the local area network and is logged in daily .CSV or .TXT files with the ability to take up to 5,000 bytes per second

The SpaceLogger.S100 Serial Data Logger provides a cost effective, comprehensive and versatile solution for data logging from sensors and devices with either RS232 or RS422/485 serial data outputs.  Example applications include environmental monitoring instruments, weighing equipment and NMEA devices.  Configuration for different devices’ output is straightforward with a command file pre-loaded at connection.

Richard Paul Russell Ltd are experts in developing bespoke solutions with clients.

For further information contact our sales team at or call +44 (0)1590 641223

Outdoor Events & High Wind Management

Picture1Richard Paul Russell Ltd. has once again been happy to contribute to the safety of festival goers in Portsmouth from 24-26 August 2018 by supplying a Wind Monitoring System to Victorious.

With the current strong Health and Safety focus for temporary structures, it is imperative that outdoor event organisers are prepared for any adverse weather conditions. Highlighted recently when a large marquee blew down at St Andrews Golf Course during Storm Ali.

Richard Paul Russell Ltd supply many outdoor events including festivals and music concerts. During Victorious our system was instrumental in providing live data for wind speed and direction meaning our client could make informed decisions on any changes required to keep audiences safe.

Victorious benefitted from a WeatherFile Mobile Unit (WMU) which provides the means of connecting the maintenance free WindSonic Wind Sensor via GSM to The WeatherFile data is accessed by any internet network connected pc, tablet or smart phone. Data is viewable on Data is also directly accessible from the WMU’s own WiFi on a local display page via its own IP address. The WMU has a micro SDHD card for long term storage of data and data backup if required.

RPR has over 25 years of experience in the design, manufacturing and installation of wind and weather monitoring systems throughout the UK, tailoring its systems for many custimers iuncluding Stageco, Victorious, Baconinflate and many others. Our systems offer a ‘fit and forget’ solution with simple, quick and easy installation that is supported by our dedicated technical team who are on hand to advise on the best solution for your specific requirements.