Configure X2-Base Radio Data Collection

The majority of X2-Series Radio Systems will arrive pre-configured. Aside from establishing  power and sensor connections, users utilizing a PC base station for communication will need to load and configure the CONNECT software to begin acquiring data via WQData LIVE.

  1. Connect the X2 logger to a PC and launch the CONNECT software.
  2. Set the X2 Base Radio option under the Comm Settings window to Yes.

Set the X2 Base Radio Option to ‘Yes’.

 

  1. Switch over from the ‘Configuration Tab’ to the Upload tab in CONNECT.
    1. Note that data will not be uploaded if the utility is left open on the Configuration Tab.

Switch to the Upload tab in CONNECT.

 

  1.  With its radio antenna equipped, connect the UW6-plug connector of the USB cable to the Base Radio X2’s central port.
    1. On startup, the base X2 will contact WQData LIVE to check for commands. The following three lines in the Output window indicate this process was successful.

Successful Base Radio WQData LIVE contact.

 

  1. To immediately confirm the connection of one or more field X2 radio systems, power them up within 5 minutes of powering on the base X2.
    1. The same three lines of diagnostic text will be reproduced for each field radio that successfully makes contact with the base station.
    2. All systems will sync up and make contact if powered up at different times, however this will take one additional transmission interval to occur.

Successful Radio Network Connections

 

  1. With CONNECT left running on the PC, data will automatically be pulled in from the field systems and uploaded to WQData LIVE at the configured transmission interval.

Successful Data Upload

 

Last Contact Time updated for logger on WQData LIVE