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Old 01-24-2009, 03:38 PM
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Have any of you tube amp guys ever had or have any experience with the old scout 20 4x4 amp.?? i know is a low drive 4 driving 4 and its useing 4- 6jt6a and 4-6mj6 tubes. so lets hear it, good,bad or ugly.


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Old 01-24-2009, 03:44 PM
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It's a good amp. Well built and solid. A dual final radio is about as much as you would want to put into it. With the price of tubes now a days you might not want to hit it that hard. We used to drive them with JB12's and such. Similar to a Maverick 250 but a little different design. Low power will not be too impressive if tuned in the high power position but live with it. If the caps are good (or have been replaced) basically you should be able to run it a long trouble free time.


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Old 01-24-2009, 10:07 PM
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Their built like tanks! Quality throughout & you won't need a "driver" (modulator, etc.), unless you want to replace tubes often! They kinda look like the newer Maco's in their layout, & the only "issues" I've had w/ either amp was the keying circuit. Changed to a TIP-31 trans. & "good 2 go"

I currently own 2. Both are labled "Super Scout". 1 is built using 4 ea.- 6KV6A's driving 8 ea. - 6JE6C's (all tubes are matched Sylvania's from RF Parts), & the other 1 has 4 ea. 6JE6C's driving 6 ea. - 6LF6's (all tubes are matched, tall bottle GE's). Tubes in both are NOS, hence their home in a display case! The 10 tube started life as a 4 driving 4, but was sent back to the amp builder to have bigger Xfrmrs added & sockets changed, etc., etc.

190, I'd bet you're asking because of the current auction on ebay...., his claimed wattage output of 1400 is kinda high for a 4 driving 4, but you know how wattmeters are. Plugged into a 30A service, my 12 tube Scout does 1400, & the 10 tube will do 1800. I figure my Bird43P & 55's Bird (in his shop) are pretty accurate.

Anytime I see an "unmolested" Scout for sale, I try to snatch it up! I was going to bid on the amp, but I think the ebay police killed the auction.... ,

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Old 01-25-2009, 07:00 AM
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thanks for the info guys. ya that was the one suicide ride. looked pretty clean to me. looked like it was built a little better than the d and a amps.

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i have an sos scout 4x4 and i love the power it puts out mine will do 1500 on low side and 2500 on high side i have no prob talking out of the usa when i have it runing

Last edited by bullwinklemoose01; 04-10-2009 at 02:20 PM. Reason: i looked at my meter so i could put in right power out

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Old 04-10-2009, 03:00 PM
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hey bullwinklemoose, what are you driving your scout 20 with.? im driving mine with a peaked and tuned uniden grant xl and would see 1000 to 1100 watts (pep) on the high side. this is on AM. ive not tried it on ssb. have you or any one else tried there scouts on ssb. ive been wondering if it would be ok to use a hr-2510 for a exciter for my scout 20 4x4. the 2510 swings to 43 watts (pep). does about 23 to 25 watts on the average setting. i scored i mint MINI SCOUT to.

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I would not drive it with more than 2 or 3 watts dk.15 or so pep. It was made in a time before exports. A CB is all the drive it needs or wants. I had one. Moose you need a new meter.

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My super scout will do about 1800 3 6kv6a driving 6 6lf6. My 20 will do 550 4 6jg6a driving 4 6lq6. Every 20 i have ever seen will peak from 500 to 650. My mini will do 140 with 8417 I drive them with a galaxy 66 that has mods and 2 watss dead key swing 50

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