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Categories | Headphones & Boom-microphone Headsets | Heil BM-17 EMCOM Headset w/Microphone (Icom electret or dynamic Help

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K7TAA  Rating: 1/5 Feb 16, 2019 22:18  Send this review to a friend!
Not usable with KX3  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Heil BM-17 headset
I recently bought a single side, dynamic microphone, BM-17 to use with a KX3 for portable operations. I can't use the headset for that reason, because there is a buzz in the earpiece when plugged into the KX3. And a second KX3. I tried studio monitor headphones, other expensive stereo headphones, and a Heil Proset 2/Elecraft headset and none of the three have any buzz that I can hear from the KX3. The buzz is present on every band, goes up with the audio gain control, and is present when no other cables are plugged into the KX3. Noise reduction reduces the buzz to inaudible at a setting of 10, but that also distorts other sound. Elecraft tech support said they had not heard of this problem before, and Heil Sound did not answer my request for help with this problem. The BM-17 does not have any audible buzz when plugged into an Icom IC-7100. 
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