Radio Shack 17-8032-35 User Manual

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Cat. No. 17-8002/05

17-8032/35

OWNER’S MANUAL

Ultra Express Numeric Pager

Please read before using this pager.

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INTRODUCTION

Your Ultra Express Numeric Pager lets you keep in touch with the office and with family and friends anywhere around town. It can store up to 16 messages and alerts you with either a gentle vibration or one of five beep patterns. The pager also has these features:

Daily Alarm — lets you set the pager to sound an alarm at a set time each day.

Low Battery Indicator — lets you know when the battery is low.

Clock — displays the current date and time, when you are not viewing a message.

©1996 Tandy Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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Message Protect — lets you protect up to eight messages from accidental deletion.

Automatic Page Reset — stops a page after 20 seconds if you do not press a button.

Page Reminder — beeps or vibrates every 2 minutes to remind you to view unread pages.

Automatic Pager Power — lets you set the pager to turn on and off at specific times every day.

Be sure you thoroughly read these instructions to ensure that you fully understand your pager’s operation.

Note: You need one AAA battery (not supplied) to power your pager.

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CONTENTS

 

Getting Started .................................................................

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Subscribing to Service ...............................................

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Installing a Battery .....................................................

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Pager Quick Guide ...........................................................

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Indicators ...................................................................

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Preparation .....................................................................

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Setting the Date .......................................................

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Setting the Time ........................................................

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Selecting Silent or Tone Alert ...................................

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Operation ........................................................................

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Turning the Pager On/Off .........................................

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Turning On the Light ................................................

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Receiving and Reading Messages ..........................

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Protecting and Unprotecting Messages ...................

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Deleting Messages ..................................................

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Automatic Operation ................................................

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Setting the Alarm .....................................................

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Pager Ideas .....................................................................

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Care .................................................................................

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FCC Information ......................................................

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GETTING STARTED

SUBSCRIBING TO SERVICE

You must subscribe to paging service through MobileComm before you can start receiving messages.

To activate your pager, call MobileComm or its associated carrier at the telephone number listed in the activation instructions provided with your pager’s activation packet.

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INSTALLING A BATTERY

Your pager requires one AAA battery. For the best performance and longest life, we recommend an alkaline battery, such as RadioShack Cat. No. 23-555.

Caution: Always use a fresh battery of the required size and type.

1.Slide off the battery cover in the direction of the arrow.

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2.Insert the battery as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and –)marked beside the compartment.

3.Replace the cover.

When battery power becomes low, the pager displays . You have about 1 week’s battery power left when this warning first appears.

Notes:

The built-inmemory saver stores messages and settings for up to 5 minutes while you change the battery or after the battery loses power.

Turn off the pager when you are not using it, to save power. See “Operation” on Page 15.

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PAGER QUICK GUIDE

Read/Select Mode Light/Reset

Button Button Button

Press the read/select button ( ) to turn on the pager, view pages, and select menu options.

Press the mode button () to access the pager’s menus.

Press the light/reset button ( ) to turn on the light. Press it twice to return to the time/date display.

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INDICATORS

Your pager displays the following symbols. Audible mode

Vibrate (silent) mode

Protected message

Message continuation

Erase all messages

Delete individual message

Pager alarm activated

Automatic power feature

Low battery indicator

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PREPARATION

SETTING THE DATE

Press to turn on the pager, then follow these steps to set the current date.

Notes:

If you do not set the date, the pager incorrectly reports the dates of your pages.

If you do not press a button within 10 seconds, the pager returns to the time/date display.

1.At the time/date display, repeatedly press until the pager displaysSET dATE?.

2.Press . The month digits flash.

3.Repeatedly press to select the current month.

4.Press . The day digits flash.

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5.Repeatedly press to select the current day.

6.Press twice to return to the time/date display.

SETTING THE TIME

Press to turn on the pager (if necessary), then follow these steps to set the current time.

Notes:

If you do not set the time, the pager incorrectly reports the times of your pages.

If you do not press a button within 10 seconds, the pager returns to the time/date display.

1.At the time/date display, repeatedly press until the pager displays SET TIME?.

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2.Press . The hour digits flash.

3.Repeatedly press to select the current hour.

4.Press . The first minute digit flashes.

5.Repeatedly press to select the correct digit.

6.Press . The second minute digit flashes.

7.Repeatedly press to select the correct digit.

8.Press .A orP flashes.

9.Press to select the desired time of day (A for AM orP for PM).

10.Press twice to return to the time/date display.

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SELECTING SILENT OR TONE ALERT

You can have your pager alert you by vibrating or by sounding one of five tone patterns.

To have the pager vibrate when you receive a page, at the time/date display, press . If the pager is currently set to sound tones, it displaysSILENT?. Pressto switch to silent alerts. The pager vibrates briefly, and theindicator turns on.

To have the pager sound tones when you receive a page, at the time/date display, press . If the pager is currently set to vibrate, it displaysAUdIO?. Pressto switch to tone alerts. The pager beeps, and theindicator turns on.

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Selecting the Tone Pattern

When you set the pager to sound tones for pages, you have a choice of five tone patterns. To select a tone pattern:

1.Make sure tone alert is selected (see “Selecting Silent or Tone Alert” on Page 13).

2.Repeatedly press until the pager displays

SET ALERT?.

3.Press to hear the currently selected pattern.

4.Repeatedly press to select a different pattern. Each time you press, the pager sounds the selected pattern and displaysALERT 1,

ALERT 2, ALERT 3, ALERT 4, or ALERT 5.

5.When you hear the pattern you want, press twice to return to the time/date display.

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OPERATION

TURNING THE PAGER ON/OFF

To turn on the pager, press . The pager sounds an alert tone or vibrates and briefly turns on all indicators.

To turn off the pager, repeatedly press until the pager displaysPAGER OFF?. Then press. Theorindicator turns off.

Notes:

The time and date appear when the pager is off.

The pager does not receive pages when it is off.

TURNING ON THE LIGHT

To turn on the light, press . The pager’s light turns on for 8 seconds. Pressagain to turn it off sooner.

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RECEIVING AND READING MESSAGES

When the pager receives a page, it alerts (beeps or vibrates) for 8 seconds. Press any button to stop the alert sooner. The pager displays the number of unread pages.

Press to display the first unread message. If it contains more than 12 digits, repeatedly pressto see the rest of the message. The last screen gives the message’s number and time.

To read additional messages, press again.

Notes:

The pager briefly alerts every 2 minutes until you read all new messages.

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The time/date display automatically appears when you press after reading the last message, or after about 20 seconds if you do not press any button.

Duplicate Messages

If your pager receives a message that is the same as one already stored in memory (read or unread), dUPLICATE appears when you pressto read that message. Pressagain to read the duplicate message.

Notes:

The time, date, and message number do not appear the first time you read a duplicate message.

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After you read a duplicate message, the pager saves the duplicate messages as one memory record, showing the most recent time and date it was received.

Tone Only Messages

If your pager receives a message that does not have any numbers, it displays TONE ONLY.

Unreadable Messages

If your pager receives a message that is partially or totally unreadable, it does not display the unreadable parts.

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Overflow Message (Memory Full)

Your pager can store up to 16 messages at once in its memory. If the pager’s memory is full when it receives a message, OVERFLOW appears and the new message replaces the oldest, unprotected message in memory (see “Protecting and Unprotecting Messages” on Page 20).

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PROTECTING AND UNPROTECTING MESSAGES

Follow these steps to protect a message from being replaced (if the memory is full) or accidentally deleted.

1.Repeatedly press until the pager displays the message you want to protect.

2.Repeatedly press until the pager displays

PROTECT?.

3.Press to protect the message.

Note: To escape without protecting the page,

press again soESCAPE? appears, then press.

To unprotect the message, repeat these steps, but in Step 2, choose UNPROTECT?.

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