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XBee3 detect missing antenna

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I have a couple of XB3-24Z8UT radios in portable cases that have external antenna connections (uFL-to-RP-SMA adapter cable to external connection) that are assembled in the field. Is there a way to have the system detect if the external antenna is connected? I'm concerned about someone forgetting to connect the antenna. Am I correct in assuming there can be transmitter damage if the antenna is missing? The system defaults to full power at present.

If there was some way of detecting this fault, I could shut the system down before damage.

asked Oct 21, 2021 in XBee3 by delcomb New to the Community (0 points)

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No the radio does not have a way to know if the antenna is connected or not.
answered Oct 21, 2021 by mvut Veteran of the Digi Community (15,223 points)
Am I correct in assuming transmitter damage without the antenna connected?
No, not unless it fails to communicate using the proper settings on both ends.