I have a Kenwood TS-430S complete with matching power supply, auto-tuner, and speaker sitting here in my shack which I am considering buying as a backup second rig. It belongs to a friend of mine who has not been on the air in years because of loss of hearing. The rig has been stored in a good environment for 16 years and not on the air at all during that time. He purchased it new in early 1983. There is noise out of the audio but its only picking up signals once in a while and then they are weak. Most of the time just noise. I have tried it with the tuner in line and out and the problem is not in the tuner. It was working fine when he quit. I expect the long rest for the rig is the culprit. On transmit I can measure RF. Relays seem to be in sealed modules or are there some or a major one that is not? Are there likely causes of the problem or it anyone's guess? I can buy the rig VERY reasonably. I need some advice on somethings I can easily check. I have no test equipment except a good VOM. I know what one is worth in good working order so the purchase call is ultimately up to me. Thanks for any advice or info. 73, Russ W8ATA "What I need to know is what I don't know".