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Reviews Categories | Microphone Equalizers & Transmit Audio Accessories | Heil Ergonomic Hand Switch HS2 Help

Reviews Summary for Heil Ergonomic Hand Switch HS2
Heil Ergonomic Hand Switch HS2 Reviews: 45 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $$29.00
Description: Pistol grip type PTT switch compatible with many/most/all Heil microphones
Product is in production.
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KA4KOE Rating: 2/5 Mar 12, 2018 10:13 Send this review to a friend
Fragile  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Don't drop this switch on the floor or the leedle black button on top can pop off.
KD0ZV Rating: 4/5 Oct 2, 2017 11:07 Send this review to a friend
Nice switch  Time owned: more than 12 months
This is my favorite PTT switch but you should buy two at a time as the actual Cherry brand push button switch fails. You can source the new switch but the case will only take opening and closing a few times before the screw holes are stripped. And removing the trigger button and reusing is no small task.

I have bought at least 10 of these over the years.
KA4KOE Rating: 5/5 Oct 2, 2017 06:00 Send this review to a friend
Feels Great  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Just received mine from DX Engineering. Great ergonomics and no complaints.
N3CAL Rating: 2/5 Dec 17, 2015 19:11 Send this review to a friend
Poor Quality  Time owned: months
Mine failed with less than 1.5 five years of light use. It looks like new but the internal "Cherry" switch is very intermittent. It doesn't work have of the time.
KD2BMX Rating: 3/5 Mar 8, 2015 07:49 Send this review to a friend
Poor Quality Switch  Time owned: more than 12 months
I purchased this HS-2 about a 1 1/2 years ago. The switch is great to use and very comfortable in my hand, but I have had two problems with it.
#1- After about 4 months of use, I had to resolder the red and black wires to the switch because of cold solder joints. The unit worked very well after that until now.
#2- The switch works intermittently and keys and un-keys the radio when I press on the switch. The switch seems to be of poor quality and is a sealed unit requiring you to purchase another one or modifying it to replace just the switch. I think HEIL needs to purchase a better quality switch to use in the HS-2.
N4GKS Rating: 5/5 Nov 24, 2014 11:21 Send this review to a friend
Works Great  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Love this hand switch. Smooth operation and does what it's suppose to do.
KJ4TQ Rating: 5/5 Nov 6, 2013 01:29 Send this review to a friend
Works great  Time owned: more than 12 months
I got this to supplement the Heil Travler boom headset for mobiling in my truck. VOX is dodgy at best in a noisy environment so push to talk had to be added. This did the trick and after a couple of years works like it did out of the box.
W6QT Rating: 5/5 May 6, 2013 15:34 Send this review to a friend
Follow-up Review  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I am upgrading a previous review of this product because it deserves a top rating.

The build quality is superb and Bob Heil stands behind all his products.

Customer service is quite excellent.

I have used this switch for hours on end and it feels very comfortable in my hand.

W5JLF Rating: 5/5 Jan 5, 2013 11:03 Send this review to a friend
Worked great for 5 years  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have almost 1200 contact using the HS2 across a 5 year period and it still works a good as the day I took it out of the box. If and when it dies I will order another.

Joe, W5JLF
TF3JB Rating: 5/5 Jul 22, 2012 06:17 Send this review to a friend
Works great!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I bought my first Heil HS-2 in 2007 and have been very pleased with it. Just to be sure, I bought a new one for back-up last year, but it is still new in the box. For me it is an "easy" grip and comfortable for my size of hand (rather large). It is also light (in weight) and needs only light pressure to key the transmitter, which means that I do not get tired using it. It comes with a special socket for the Heil PR 40 microphone (and supposedly for other Heil microphones as well). I have no issues with this product and recommend it without hesitation.
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