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Cat. No. 43-964A

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

CALLER ID SYSTEM 310

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack Caller ID System 310 is the latest in telephone caller identification technology. If Caller ID service is available in your area and you subscribe to it, the telephone company sends the caller’s telephone number (and name, if available in your area) and the time of the call between the first and second rings. The module displays this information during an incoming call to help you identify the caller before answering so you can avoid unwanted calls. The module stores and displays up to 99 single Caller ID records (number only) or 50 multiple Caller ID records (name and number).

Your module includes these features:

Large Liquid Crystal Display — shows three full lines of caller information to make it easy to see who is calling.

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RadioShack is a trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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Time and Date Display — displays the current time and date as provided to Caller ID service subscribers by your local telephone company.

Message Received Indicator — flashes when you have received at least one new call you have not reviewed.

Long Distance Call Indicator — tells you when it is a long distance call.

Contrast Control — lets you adjust the display contrast for the best readability.

Built-In Error Checking — ensures accurate information.

Review Scrolling — lets you scroll through the stored list of incoming calls.

Delete Button — lets you delete individual or all Caller ID records.

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Easy Installation — the module easily connects to your telephone line so you can quickly begin using it. You can also use the supplied bracket to mount the module on the wall.

This module has been tested and found to comply with all applicable UL and FCC standards.

Important Information:

To use this module, you must be in an area where Caller ID service is available, and you must subscribe to the service.

Your module displays the caller’s name only if this feature is available in your area.

Your module requires four AAA batteries (not included).

We recommend you record the module’s serial number here. The number is on the module’s side.

Serial Number: _________________________

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FCC INFORMATION

Your module has been designed to conform to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each module (and each device, such as a telephone or answering machine) that you connect to the telephone line draws power from the line. We refer to this power draw as the module’s ringer equivalence number or REN. The REN is shown on the bottom of the module.

If you use more than one telephone or other device on the line, add up all the RENs. If the total is more than five, your telephones might not ring. In rural areas, a total REN of three might impair ringer operation. If ringer operation is impaired, remove a device from the line.

Your module complies with Part 68 of FCC Rules. You must, upon request, provide the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) registration number and the REN to your telephone company. Both numbers are shown on the bottom of your module.

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Note: You must not connect your module to:

Coin-operatedsystems

Party-linesystems

Most electronic key telephone systems

In the unlikely event that your module causes problems on the telephone line, the telephone company normally attempts to notify you in advance. If advance notice is not practical, the telephone company notifies you as soon as possible and advises you of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.

The telephone company can also make changes to its lines, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the operation of this module. The telephone company normally notifies you of these changes in advance, so you can take the necessary steps to prevent interruption of your phone service.

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This module complies with the limits for a Class B device as specified in Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits provide reasonable protection against radio and TV interference in a residential area. However, your module might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly.

To eliminate interference, you can try one or more of the following:

Reorient or relocate the radio or TV receiving antenna

Increase the distance between the module and the radio or TV

Use outlets on different electrical circuits for the module and the radio or TV

Consult your local RadioShack store if the problem continues.

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If your module is not performing as it should, check the connection to the telephone line. Calls are automatically switched and routed through complex equipment, so you might occasionally hear noise on the line. When a call is too noisy, hang up and redial the number. If you still have problems, immediately disconnect the module. If a telephone on the same line works properly, the fault is in the module or its installation. If you are unable to locate the problem, take your module to your local RadioShack store for assistance.

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CONTENTS

 

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

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Installing Batteries .........................................................

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Resetting the Display......................................................

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Placing on a Desk, Shelf, or Table .................................

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Mounting on a Wall ........................................................

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Connecting to the Phone Line .......................................

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Adjusting the Display Contrast ......................................

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

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Receiving and Storing Calls ..........................................

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Reviewing Calls .............................................................

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Deleting Call Information ...............................................

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Care and Maintenance ........................................................

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Lightning ........................................................................

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PREPARATION

INSTALLING BATTERIES

The module requires four AAA batteries for power. For the longest operation, we recommend you use alkaline batteries (such as RadioShack Cat. No. 23-555).

Follow these steps to install the batteries.

1.If the phone line is already connected, unplug it from the module.

2.Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the screw from the battery compartment door, then slide off the cover.

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3.Before the display dims, place fresh batteries in the compartment as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and –)marked inside the compartment.

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Caution: Do not force the batteries into the compartment.

4.Replace the battery compartment cover and secure it with the screw.

The module automatically

tests the batteries each time it re-

ceives a new call. When

 

 

 

 

appears on the display or the dis-

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play dims, replace the batteries.

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Caution: Always remove old or weak batteries. They can leak chemicals that can damage electronic circuits.

Note: When you remove the batteries, even for a short time, the module’s time is lost. However, the caller ID information remains in the module’s memory.

RESETTING THE DISPLAY

Before you use the module the first time or if the display locks up, use a pointed object such as a straightened paper clip to press RESET on the module’s upper end.12:00 AM appears on the display

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PLACING THE MODULE ON

A DESK, SHELF, OR TABLE

You can place the module directly on a desk, shelf, or table.

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MOUNTING ON A WALL

To mount the module directly on a wall, you need two screws (not supplied) with heads that fit into the keyhole slots on the back of the supplied mounting bracket.

1. Snap the mounting bracket onto the module.

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2.Drill two 1/8-inchdiameter holes, 13/8 inches apart, into the wall.

13/8 inches

1/8 inch

3.Thread a mounting screw into each hole, letting the head extend 1/8 inch from the wall.

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4.Align the keyhole slots on the back of the mounting bracket with the mounting screws and slide the module downward to secure it.

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CONNECTING TO THE PHONE LINE

The module connects to a modular phone line jack and your telephone. If your telephone wiring does not have a modular phone line jack, you can update the wiring yourself using the necessary jacks and adapters, available at your local RadioShack store.

Or, you can have the telephone company update your telephone wiring for you.

Notes:

The telephone company charges to install the necessary jacks.

The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C for a baseboard jack, or RJ11W for a wall jack.

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1.Unplug the telephone line cord from your telephone and plug it into the module’s TEL. LINE jack.

2.Plug one end of the supplied line cord into the module’s

PHONE jack.

3.Plug the other end of the line cord into the telephone.

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ADJUSTING THE DISPLAY CONTRAST

1.If the display is showing any call information, continuously press either REVIEW s orREVIEW t untilXX CALLS appears on the display.

2.Press and hold either REVIEW s orREVIEW t untilCONTRAST:XX appears on the display.

3.Quickly press and release REVIEW s orREVIEW t to increase or decrease the display’s contrast.

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Notes:

The display goes blank when you set the contrast to 00 and gets completely dark when you set it to15.

If you increase the contrast higher than CONTRAST:15 , the display returns toCONTRAST:00 . If you decrease the contrast lower

than CONTRAST:00 , the display returns to

CONTRAST:15 .

4.When you finish adjusting the display contrast, press

DELETE.

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