Introducing the Wndsn Telemeter Dog Tag Measuring Pendant

Wndsn Messtechnik is introducing the next tool in their line of distance measuring and range finding instruments. The latest one is another necklace based pendant, this time in the classic military dogtag format, making it the smallest usable Telemeter so far, a tool that belongs in every instructor’s and survival kit.

The Wndsn Dogtag Telemeter pendant is sized according to specifications and matches current U.S. dogtags. It is made from black anodized aluminum with laser-engraved scales and weighs next to nothing.

The Wndsn Dogtag Telemeter pendant fixates the distance to the measuring scale by way of creating a necklace that is holding the scales at a set distance from the eye, thus enabling accurate measurements. The simple instructions are, as always: “Find an object of known size at the distance you need to measure and determine the angular size which you can subsequently convert to distance.”

The new Wndsn Dogtag Telemeter pendant features two sets of scales; on the left-hand side, a standard angular size scale with a maximum of 10° graded in 0.2° increments, and on the right-hand side, a special multiplication scale that allows the user — knowing the dimension of the object to be measured — to directly multiply the value for the distance.

Further design elements and features are:

1. Both sets of scales have extra-long marks, extended from the edges to be visible with dogtag silencers installed.

2. The dogtag itself features instructional icons to create a self-contained tool.

3. The backside is intentionally left blank to either sandwich the Telemeter dogtag to the back of regular dogtags, or alternatively for the end user to add additional information, velcro, or marker tabs.

Wndsn Telemeters are wallet-size distance and altitude nomographs developed in the Wndsn applied science lab. They combine a thousand years of civil engineering, surveying, navigation, and astronomy in durable, low-tech, high utility instruments that can be brought anywhere, are self-containing, and independent of external, modern technologies.

Under certain conditions or in cases where laser rangefinders tend to fail or result in errors, Wndsn Telemeters prevail and can be used as primary or “second opinion” tools, to cross-check values obtained with different means, or in austere situations when other methods fail or are unavailable.

The Wndsn Dogtag Telemeter is made in Germany, its scales are laser-engraved and precision-cut into 1.5 mm black anodized, ultra-light aluminum. The device carries the Wndsn maker’s marks; scientific instructions are engraved and supplemented by a printed how-to in both English and German. An abridged manual is included as a PDF and a 240-page printed comprehensive manual is available separately at Wndsn or via bookstores.

The new Wndsn Dogtag Telemeter pendant is available at:×6-aluminum

2 Responses to “Introducing the Wndsn Telemeter Dog Tag Measuring Pendant”

  1. Adamn says:

    Wonder if this could be used to measure wind at shooters position using this cord hanging from one hole. Maybe a more accurate alternative to throwing a blade of grass?

  2. ChrisfromCalifornia says:

    Amazing how simple and beneficial an idea this is, and that it’s just now coming to market.