I own three aviation headsets: - BOSE A20 - David Clark H10-13.4 - Compilot Lite (a cheap headset bought recently, for occasional use by passengers)
I tested the Compilot Lite last week (co-pilot side), but I ended up blocking the frequency at a local airport. Unfortunately, it took me some time, and somebody waving furiously at me, before I found out.
I was wondering how this issue could occur and what could be wrong with the headset. I found an explanation on this forum, which states that the tip of the connector functions as a PTT button when grounded. However, the connector does not seem to differ a lot from the other headsets. Left = Compilot, middle = DC, right = Bose.
Could it be caused by something else? The type of microphone?
Any tips or suggestions are welcome.
PS the aircraft was a C172N, a rental which I often use, but never had this issue before with the other headsets