Thanks for the help. I performed the steps again. and had the same results. Maybe my crystal got a little overheated on the way to the board. However, I played around with Ref Freq. settings and have it all working fine now. Other than the ticking in the audio, with the s-meter showing. It performs like my 40m and 20m QCX's. I just turn the S-Meter off and it has quiet Rx audio.
I am giving 3 of the kits to friends for Christmas. They will amazed!.