VX-1 R Bad connection with the antenna

I have one of these little transceivers , when i first got it i was a little disappointed with the receive sensitivity on various bands anyway when i connected it to a large outside antenna it was great so i decided to check out the antenna ( rubber duck ).
 and i found that the brass/copper contact that makes the connection was very tarnished , so i used a very fine grade emery paper to clean this connection up , and then sprayed it with some switch cleaner and fisished off using a cotton wool bud , to wipe away any bits of dust and metal particles . when i re connected it , the radio was so much better , things i could not here was booming in.
 so just check your' out , like i say mine was receiving but was poor … but now its much better .
  GW1NGL NA7KR Kevin Roberts Ham Radio

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