Crystals? Sockets? The TS-530 uses PLL circuitry. Perhaps, WD, you are confusing his TS-530 with the TS-520, many of which found their way into the other... 'service'. You are correct, however, that it would be a challenging conversion.
Both the TS-530 and TS-830 bandswitches are known to have intermittant connection issues where they are soldered to the RF unit PC board. That would be a place to start. Cleaning the bandswitch contacts won't help.
73 and good luck
Yes indeed, I was thiking about the 520 and this is a 530.
Thanks for catching that.
Lately it seems I've been spending a lot of time thinking about the hereafter.
I walk into a room in the house and then stand there in the middle and say to myself, "now what the hell did I come hereafter?"
From here on out it looks like life will consist of the 40 meter oldfart nets...