some interesting information regarding the reception issues i've had....
i hooked up the face plate to my hd radio tuner because my computer is outta the car for repairs.. the reception is 1000% BETTER than when its connected to the computer. This basically means there are 3 things that could be affecting my reception.
1. mitch's cable
2. the computer.... in the trunk.. as far as it can be from the tuner as can be
3. the monitor.. which current sits right in front of the tuner
my best guest would be the monitor.. BUT keep in mind the tuner has been installed in the trunk prior and i had the same problem.. in fact it was worse. So help me out guys.. what could it be now that i KNOW its not an actual antenna issue.