If you wish to make the receiving end of your telemetry link semi-permenant and provide it some protection, you can use a short piece of large diameter (1.25" or 1.5") clear heat-shrink tubing to enclose the XBee Module and USB Adapter Board. This is completely optional, but dials up the "cool factor."
Do not power on an XBee Module with an antenna connector without an antenna attached. Powering up a radio module without an antenna attached can damage the module.
- Plug the XBee module into the USB Adapter Board.
- Slide the heatshrink tubing over the XBee and Adapter Board.
- Use a heat gun to carefully and evenly shrink the tubing around the module/adapter.
- Connect the antenna to the XBee module's RPSMA connector.