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Elkin 4 tube amp

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Hello Nitroturbo4U: My neighbor Bob I called him NB had a 6 tube Elkin Amp, that did 165 watts out max on SSB. Driving it with a stock CB radio on AM and on a good 5/8 wave ground plane antenna with a dead flat match, we measure it a Bird model 43, we throttled it back to key at about 30 watts and modulated to well over 100 watts and sounding great. Approx 10 dB gain which is a good amount of gain. A lot of big power isn't always needed, with a good antenna.

These are well made amps that are grid driven, and seem to be pretty clean. I would think the 4 tube amp will do around 110 on SSB peak, and 20 to 30 on AM, modulating to around 100.

Jay in the Mojave
 
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