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Walkie-Talkie systems for lessons: what have people tried?

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  • Walkie-Talkie systems for lessons: what have people tried?

    I tried posting this in the H/J forum but didn't get many responses, so I thought I'd try posting here.

    My hearing is ok, but not stellar, so sometimes I have a hard time hearing my trainer. I know it's my hearing and not her voice that's the issue. It's more of a problem outdoors when there is more background noise to filter out.

    What walkie-talkie systems have people tried that they've liked? Smart-Pak has something for around $300 or so, but I was hoping to find something very basic for under $200 considering all the other horsey stuff I need to buy in the next couple of months.

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    My trainer uses them and they are great. For groups and clinics she uses a microphone/earpiece and the speaker system.

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    • #3
      Got mines at wallmart, motorola, and they work really great! Don't remember the price but under 200$
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      Originally posted by LauraKY
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        Originally posted by alibi_18 View Post
        Got mines at wallmart, motorola, and they work really great! Don't remember the price but under 200$
        With those systems, I'm assuming that there is a setting that allows two people to talk back and forth without having to push any buttons?

        Edit: What model do you have?
        Last edited by SnicklefritzG; Oct. 10, 2010, 05:54 PM.

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        • #5
          The 'TalkAbout' 5428, the blue ones and with head sets that has mics on. (one that goes aroung the ear for the rider and the other more comfy that goes over the head.

          And yes, there is that function for those
          ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

          Originally posted by LauraKY
          I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
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            Originally posted by alibi_18 View Post
            The 'TalkAbout' 5428, the blue ones and with head sets that has mics on. (one that goes aroung the ear for the rider and the other more comfy that goes over the head.

            And yes, there is that function for those
            looks like a nice and inexpensive option. Thanks again for the info. Only downside is now my trainer will be in my ear all the time when I make mistakes.

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            • #7
              I use Eponaire. They've been great!
              jane savoie
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              • #8
                My trainer uses a Comtec. It is great. She is able to say more because she doesn't have to shout.

                Also terrific at shows because you don't have to pick your trainer's voice out from all the others.

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                • #9
                  We used one for the first time in my lesson yesterday. I liked it very much. It's not two-way, but I didn't find that to be a problem. I'm planning to get my own ear pieces at Wal-Mart for about $20.
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                  • #10
                    If you have an unlimited calling plan on your cellphone, just get a blue tooth headset and have your trainer call you from the side of the ring. Seriously, why buy something else when this will often do? Or, if you both have two new iPods and an open wireless source nearby, you could use those (and just don't bother with the camera).
                    "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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                    • #11
                      We audited several private lessons with Jane Savioe (at another barn) and the system she uses seemed to be extremely effective.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by walktrot View Post
                        We audited several private lessons with Jane Savioe (at another barn) and the system she uses seemed to be extremely effective.
                        That doesn't make any sense to me. If you were auditing, you would need to hear the lesson. It is not a PA system the OP is asking about, but rather a system where it's just the rider and instructor.

                        Also, you did not provide the name of the system. Is the OP supposed to contact Jane and try to blindly figure out the barn and the system (whether or not it's owned by JS)?
                        "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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                        • #13
                          We got a louder instructor. We call her "ALL CAPS!"
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Gallop~on~Grant View Post
                            We got a louder instructor. We call her "ALL CAPS!"
                            ROFL!!!
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                            • #15
                              If you buy the type that clips onto your belt, make sure you examine the clip carefully. My old trainer had a comtec, which fastened really securely. My new trainer has a different make (can't remember which one) with a wire "paperclip"-type fastener and it's always flying off during lessons! I have to remember to wear a belt fastened super-tight to try and hold it on. It's a big PITA.

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                              • #16
                                Get a tunebelt....it keeps the transmitters from flying off.
                                I.D.E.A. yoda

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                                  Originally posted by walktrot View Post
                                  We audited several private lessons with Jane Savioe (at another barn) and the system she uses seemed to be extremely effective.

                                  Yeah, what's this supposed to mean?

                                  I would think these one to one systems would be fantastick for schooling at a show. I am going to have to get one of these for my trainer and me. I truly can't hear her during lessons. She also talks to me while riding my horse, or ground training my horse, and I don't hear well if someone isn't facing me. This will be fantastic. Make a nice Xmas present for her, too.

                                  But speaking of auditing lessons, I would imagine that some of these sets come with several earpieces? I will have to investigate that. We have some guest clinics coming up, and I also wonder if there is a way to record from such a system?
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                                  • #18
                                    Oh - one more question from me - do these need to be voice operated transmission (VOX) in order to work hands free?
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                                    • #19
                                      I found a selection to look at in one place (best buy) to review - here's the url and its sorted by brand name, so the accessories are all mixed in with this list.

                                      It seems like some are voice activated, and some need you to push the button to talk. If a rider is to talk to the instructor, a voice activated system seems to be important, to me. Because I would want my trainer and I to converse sometimes, like when she is working on my horse, say ground training, and I am in the middle watching and we 'discuss' what she is doing, and then I try it myself, I think we will want a voice activated hands free type of thing.
                                      Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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                                      • #20
                                        Well here's an interesting bit of information. Two types of radios, one requires a liscence, another is very short range, family radio requiring no liscence, and there are hybrids of the two. Worth reading through to understand what you may be buying and what radio will have the features you want.
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