eHam.net has an amateur radio HF Amplifier Review Section !!http://www.eham.net/reviews/products/10
VERY SIMPLE RULES to identify illegal CB amps.
1. There are only a very small number of amateur radio HF amplifier mfg.
2. KK5DR made a buying guide for NOOBIES. READ IT.
Rates-an-amp by Matt Erickson, KK5DRhttp://www.kk5dr.com/amplist.htm
3. Does the amp look like an import, or someone built in basement ?
(Palomar, Dave Made, Magnum, X-Force, Texas, etc.) -- pass another illegal CB amplifier for ignorant buyers.
4. Does the amplifier have a name that is appealing to the trucker sub-culture ?
IF the amplifier is NOT in Matt, KK5DR amplifier list OR listed in eHam.net Reviews ===
PASS, and Save $$ for GOOD purchase. IF you buy Junk -- it has No Resale value!