I am having a problem with my radio reception. I thought it was a bad connector at the back of the radio so I replaced it. That did not help. While I was reconnting it I noticed that the reception got better when I held the plug close to the socket and went away when it touched. I got better reception when I taped the shield and connected the center. I checked the wire and antenna with an OHM meter and verified the shield has a good ground and the center lead is open to ground. If anyone can help me with this strange problem I sure would appreciate it.