# Changing the frequency on Baby Monitor

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Jan 1, 1970
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Changing Frequency of baby monitor.

I operate a sanctuary for abused horses. There are 2 barns on my
property. One is the "hospital" for horses that are seriously ill.
The other is for those who are relatively healthy but need to be
indoors. There are times when I need to monitor the barn or one
particular horse. When weather is bad, I cant keep going to the barn
every hour or so, and I cant "camp" in the barn. While a video system
seemed like the solution, I found the cost prohibitive. Instead I
picked up two used Baby Monitors and placed the transmitters in each
barn, and tuned in my police monitor to receive them.

This works fairly well, and I can listen to the horses. Their sounds
do tell me what is going on most of the time. However there's one
problem. Both transmitters are on the same frequency. This means
that I have to go to the barn I want to listen to, and plug in the
transmitter, and then unplug the other one. Thi rather defeats the
purpose. Each needs to be on a different frequency.

I have some electronics background as a hobbiest, but I am not all
that familiar with these baby monitors.

George

Is there a way to change the frequency on one transmitter?

R

Jan 1, 1970
0
How far away from the barns - is your house?

How did you plan to do the "Video"? Why was it prohibitive? Could you get
away with placing "a" camera - high in a corner overlooking all? IF so,
though I'm not sure of quality, there are some systems out there for less
than $100. And, they're wireless to boot. What makes/models are the Baby Monitors? That might help those of us familiar to give more accurate information on whether you can and/or how to proceed. M #### Michael Black Jan 1, 1970 0 Radiosrfun" ([email protected]) said: How far away from the barns - is your house? How did you plan to do the "Video"? Why was it prohibitive? Could you get away with placing "a" camera - high in a corner overlooking all? IF so, though I'm not sure of quality, there are some systems out there for less than$100. And, they're wireless to boot.

What makes/models are the Baby Monitors? That might help those of us
familiar to give more accurate information on whether you can and/or how to
proceed.
Come on. If this was a repair issue, or he asked where the question belongs,
it really has nothing to do with the model. UNless the thing is multichannel
to begin with (and then why would he ask about changing the frequency),
there's going to be one obvious component that when changed will change
the frequency of the monitor. Of course, one also has to change the same
component in the receiver, though its specs will not be identical to
the one in the transmitter. It likely will entail having that component
custom made, unless the manufacturer can be tracked down and they actually
supply the units on different frequencies and will offer up the needed
two components to make that change.

Michael

R

Jan 1, 1970
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Michael Black said:

"It likely will entail having that component custom made, unless the
manufacturer can be tracked down and they actually supply the units on
different frequencies and will offer up the needed two components to make
that change."

Michael

Well, there ya go............. there "is" that possibilty that the model in
question may in fact - "not" be able to be modified so easily. I mean - who
will go through all that hassle? It doesn't appear to me, that the OP wants
to go through all "that". Most companies today - you're lucky to get ANY
tech support.

On the other hand, he might be able to swap out crystals, but now days -
even they aren't that cheap. I've been pricing them myself. You can get them
for $10 a shot, but need a minimum order. OR otherwise you pay close to$20
each plus shipping.

R

Jan 1, 1970
0
"It likely will entail having that component custom made, unless the
manufacturer can be tracked down and they actually supply the units on
different frequencies and will offer up the needed two components to make
that change."

Michael

Well, there ya go............. there "is" that possibilty that the model
in question may in fact - "not" be able to be modified so easily. I mean -
who will go through all that hassle? It doesn't appear to me, that the OP
wants to go through all "that". Most companies today - you're lucky to get
ANY tech support.

On the other hand, he might be able to swap out crystals, but now days -
even they aren't that cheap. I've been pricing them myself. You can get
them for $10 a shot, but need a minimum order. OR otherwise you pay close to$20 each plus shipping.

It's been a while since I've had to pay any attention to "Baby Monitors" -
but I am willing to bet - there are other models out there than what he
has - which will be on a different frequency. Maybe someone could relate to
that issue.

S

#### Si Ballenger

Jan 1, 1970
0
Changing Frequency of baby monitor.

I operate a sanctuary for abused horses. There are 2 barns on my
property. One is the "hospital" for horses that are seriously ill.
The other is for those who are relatively healthy but need to be
indoors. There are times when I need to monitor the barn or one
particular horse. When weather is bad, I cant keep going to the barn
every hour or so, and I cant "camp" in the barn. While a video system
seemed like the solution, I found the cost prohibitive. Instead I
picked up two used Baby Monitors and placed the transmitters in each
barn, and tuned in my police monitor to receive them.

This works fairly well, and I can listen to the horses. Their sounds
do tell me what is going on most of the time. However there's one
problem. Both transmitters are on the same frequency. This means
that I have to go to the barn I want to listen to, and plug in the
transmitter, and then unplug the other one. Thi rather defeats the
purpose. Each needs to be on a different frequency.

I have some electronics background as a hobbiest, but I am not all
that familiar with these baby monitors.

George

Is there a way to change the frequency on one transmitter?

If the barn is on the same electrical circuit as your house (same
pole transformer supplying both), you probably could use an X10
controller to switch the power on/off for the cams via an
applyance module such that only you are interested is on. X10
actually makes a 4 cam setup to do this, but the range is
probably short. Depending on your setup, there are probably other
easy setups.

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