In most cases, running a range test can be done by following the directions that come in XCTU or within the Quick Start Guides. With the 9XTend, that is not the case. This does not mean that you can’t run the range test. It just requires a few changes to your range test procedure.
1: Launch XCTU
2: Connect a 9Xtend to an interface board if you have a development kit and to your PC; or simply connect the 9xtend RS232 or USB radio to the PC’s USB or RS232 port
3: Using the Add Radio function in XCTU (That is the Icon on the top all the way to the left that has a plus icon on it), add the radio to the PC.
4: Under the tools menu, select the Range Test function.
5: Select the Local Radio on the left.
6: Select the “Specify 16 bit address” and enter in either the known 16 bit address (MY) of the remote or use the Broadcast address of 0xFFFF.
7: Under the Configuration section on the right, change the Range Test type from Cluster ID 0x12 to loopback.
Now you are ready to start the range test.
Aug 23, 2017