$139.00 – $149.00
The BM-17 is a lightweight single-side or dual-side headset designed for Amateur Radio use. To accommodate different radio setups, the BM-17 is available with either a BM-17-Dynamic element or a BM-17-iC electret element designed to use with ICOM radios.
The speakers used in the BM-17 are very sensitive and don’t require much AF gain from the transceiver. The frequency response is 200 Hz – 5 kHz with very low distortion. The ear pads are replaceable acoustic foam.
The microphone audio for the BM-17 series terminates into a 1/8” mono plug while the headphone terminates into a 1/8“ stereo plug (1/8” to 1/4” adapter included).
The boom is designed to be extremely flexible and is swivel mounted to the headphone speaker for optimal positioning in any situation.
The use of the AD-1 series mic adapters allows simple interface with popular transceiver inputs. The adapter cable has a 1/8” female input jack for the headset microphone while the 1/4” female that exits the adapter is the PTT (push to talk) line for the Heil foot switch or hand switch. The 1/8” or 1/4” stereo plug goes into the headphone jack on the transceiver front panel.
Note: To use dynamic mic elements on vintage radios (requiring a high impedance input of 10k to 30k ohms) will require the use of an XT-1 impedance matching transformer.
Please see our Adapter Selector to find the right adapter cable to connect the BM-17 to your radio.
Some state laws prohibit the use of headsets while operating a vehicle. Please check with your local regulations and restrictions prior to usage of this product while operating.
Generating Element: Dynamic | iC Electret
Frequency Response: 120 Hz – 10 kHz | 35 Hz – 12 kHz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid | Cardioid
Impedance: 500 Ohms | 1.5k Ohms
Output Level: -60 dB at 1 kHz | -38dB at 1 kHz
Weight: Single – 5.8 oz | Dual – 7.3 oz
Required Adapter: AD-1 Series | AD-1 series
ka9cbs (verified owner) –
I just ordered this headset and even though it isn’t here yet I have known Bob Heil for years visited him at his home years ago and visited his factory at the old location and at his current location even though it is now being run by a new owner but I know the quality will be great and already know service is excellent. I have had 2 previous headsets and still have one and ordered repair parts for it after many years of use. Thanks, Bob and the new owners.
Stan Tomkinson –
Great headset for the field. It is easy to pack and doesn’t take up much room in my bag. It really helps me hear call signs so much easier. Also, Heil’s customer service is top notch. I had lost the metal plate and screw that holds the boom in place when I was in the field. I emailed Heil service to see how I could purchase a replacement, and they sent the parts to me at no cost. The next time I need an upgraded headset or microphone, I will certainly purchase a Heil product.