need new intercom, any faves? : LUSENET : Dairygoats : One Thread

my intercom has finally met its maker, after dunkings in the water trough it was fine(when it dried), goat pee did nothing to it, they chewed the wire, and i repaired it , and still it worked fine... but i accidentally bump it off the shelf and it shatters into a dozen pieces,

where can i get a decent new one, for not too much cash , any faves?, any avoid at all costs????? about 300 ft from barn to house, so cordless probobly wont work.....

-- Beth Van Stiphout (, March 25, 2002


Hi Beth, I've had very good luck with Fisher Price baby monitor. The one I like is a older model that is beige,tan and has orange volume knob. I bought 3 of them last fall off of ebay. Postage and all none were over $10.00. They all are AC/Dc but we plug them in since we had electricity in the barn. I also use one to monitor my mom at night and it is so sensitive that I can hear her breathing and it's across the room from her bed.

-- sherry (, March 25, 2002.


I also have the Fisher Price audio monitor. Mine is sensitive too. I had to take the clock out of the barn because the ticking would keep me awake at night. I found mine at a yard sale. Can anyone recommend a video monitor?

-- Charleen with Obies in WNY (, March 26, 2002.

A question on the monitors. I thought I *understood* that they need to be plugged into (in the barn) the same circuit as the receiver is plugged into in the house in order for them to work? Anyone know anything about this?

-- Trisha-MN (, March 26, 2002.

The transmitter in the barn is plugged into a regular outlet. The receiver in the house can be plugged into any regular outlet also. I could use batteries if I wanted to.

If we're on 'channel A', there is interferance when I run the dishwasher, no matter where I plug in the receiver. Everything's fine when we're on channel D.

-- Charleen with Obies in WNY (, March 26, 2002.

Charleen we have a small vidio survielence camara on my mom also. we did lots of looking before we found one that we liked. The cordless mini cam that pops up on the computer screen is fine daylight but is not worth a hoot in the dark. We got a black and white indoor outdoor from radio shack that works really well with low light. I'd love to have one in the barn. It works on a regular Tv as a monitor and the cost was somewhere around $100.00. Its not cordless , my husband run a cord through conduit and fixed us right up.

-- sherry in Arkansas (, March 27, 2002.

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