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SSB Receiver problems Bahamas

I have a Kaito KA1103 SSB receiver, and am having trouble getting weather forecasts, Chris Parker, etc. I hauled the wire antenna up into the rigging, turned off all the breaker switches, and still I am getting almost nothing. A few times I heard very faint bits of weather. I have tried the fine tuning, many different channels and times, and still little luck.

Any advice for better reception? Or is this small radio just no good.

BTW, I have picked up a few stations - in Russian, Chinese, French, Spanish [lots], and even one weather forecast for Australia!!! But little or no Chris Parker or other sources for local weather.
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Re: SSB Receiver problems Bahamas

here is a review I found which might be helpful
". I cut a random wire about 40' soldered to a connector and was a bit disappointed until I grounded the shield on the connector. Wow this radio is amazing! I have had this radio about 2 years and it is still going strong. It is a real pleasure to use and blows away the old dx-390. My only complaint is the volume control. You have to push a button then use the knob to control the volume. I have gotten used to it but I would really like a knob dedicated to volume. I highly recommend this radio.
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Re: SSB Receiver problems Bahamas

Thanks Dockbum, that is helpful. I will do some more research as to how to 'ground the shield on the connector.' Do you remember what model this was a review for?
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