XBee3 detect missing antenna

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.


No the radio does not have a way to know if the antenna is connected or not.

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.