My aerial sticks out the top of the antenna tube by about 1" or so. So thats not the problem
Thanks for the tip anyway.
I am starting to think its a compatibility issue with the 40meg JR receiver.I
don't actually have any other receivers to try so cant be sure. But i would
almost bet money on it that a receiver from KO, Futaba or anything that's
NOT JR would fix the problem.