Heil HS2 Hand PTT switch for 2 radios with MFJ-1263

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  1. VA2PV

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    In this video you will find information about the Heil HS2 handheld PTT switch that I use with my 2 Kenwood radios (TS-2000 and TS-990), thanks to the MFJ-1263. In addition, I'm talking about my visit this week at Radioworld in Toronto and my next trip to the Hamvention 2018. Thank you for watching and subscribing!

    73 Pascal VA2PV


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  2. W4NNF

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    I've got one...works great...I prefer it to a footswitch.
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  3. VA2PV

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    I like it too, I remember when I used a footswitch, always looking under the desk to see where it was ;-) 73 Pascal VA2PV
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  4. WA0UAY

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    Great setup. I am wondering if you have two like transceivers such as Kenwood or Icoms, if you don't run but one transceiver at a time, why can't you just take a 1/4" phono plug splitter and plug a single HS2 switch to both? I have a 7300 and a Pro3 and the PTT and ground pins are the same. I may give that a try, again as long as one transceiver is not powered up I wouldn't see a problem?
  5. G0VEO

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    I have had a HS2 for about 5 years now.....such a pleasure to use....nice piece of kit 73
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  6. VA2PV

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    Hi Rick, yes you could, but for me I prefer the MFJ-1263 since I can keep both my radio on as they are not on the same bands. Then I can select the one to key for TX with a simple switch. 73 Pascal VA2PV
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  7. KC7JNJ

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    I keep rocking back in my chair can’t reach a floor switch. LOL
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  8. W2KS

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  10. KG4RUL

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    I have seen several reports of an HS2 falling apart. I have one and have never had a problem. Do these operators grip it like a piece of gym equipment or use it for a hammer?

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