Okay so I’m entirely new to the radio world and just found out that I should have never powered on my radios without the antenna. With that being said, I bought 2 of these TTGO LILYGO radios and am trying to diagnose why they won’t send messages to each other in the IOS app. The very first time I powered both of them on, I did not have the antennas connected. I later updated them to 1.2.45 and was successful with sending a message to the other radio using the python api. Now using the IOS app I can still connect to each radio and send a message but it will only show the message on the radio I am trying to send one from, the other radio does not receive any of these messages. The other radio behaves the exact same.
Should I assume that they are broken because I messed up with the antenna not being attached before powering on? Or is there a way to diagnose that is in fact the root problem?
Is there a way to fix it if that is in fact the issue or should I just purchase new radios?
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!