Not sure if someone had similar experience with range issue of PW rt-32. I was testing strobe triggering outdoor using Sekonic L-358 with rt-32. The PW Plus II acted as receiver on strobe. I was standing just a few feet away and it failed to trigger the flash until I moved closer, maybe 3-4 ft. That surprised me as I thought the range would be much greater. I haven't noticed this in indoor settings. Am I missing anything?
I've got an RT-32 in a Sekonic L-358 and the range is pretty bad. Sometimes it's only a few feet, somtimes more, sometimes it doesn't work at all. I end up putting the meter in standard flash mode and triggering with another PW.
Just tried with my 758DR with RT32, PlusII, and 580EX. 758DR has low battery warning, PlusII has so-so batteries as does the 580EX. Fired every time at approximately 60ft. Not sure why you are having problems.