Radio Shack 43-3808 User Manual

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Digital Answering System

with Time/Day Voice Stamp

Owner’s Manual

Please read before using this equipment.

ˆ Read This Before

Installation

Your Digital Answering System is ETL listed to UL standards and meets all applicable FCC requirements.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.

 

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We have designed your Digital Answering System to conform to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each device that you connect to the telephone line draws power from the telephone line. We refer to this power draw as the device's ringer equivalence number, or REN. The REN is on the bottom of your system.

If you use more than one phone or other device on the line, add up all of the RENs. If the total is more than five (three in rural areas), your telephones might not ring and your system might not answer. If ringer operation is impaired, remove a device from the line.

FCC STATEMENT

Your system complies with Part 68 of the FCC Rules. You must, upon request, provide the FCC registration number and the REN to your telephone company. Both numbers are on the bottom of the system.

Note: You must not connect your system to:

coin-operatedsystems

party-linesystems

most electronic key telephone systems

THE FCC WANTS YOU TO KNOW

In the unlikely event that your system causes problems on the phone line, the phone company can temporarily discontinue your service. If this happens, the phone company attempts to notify you in advance. If advance notice is not practical, the

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phone company notifies you as soon as possible and advises you of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.

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

This equipment complies with the limits for a Class B digital device as specified in Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits provide reasonable protection against radio and TV interference in a residential area. However, your equipment might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly. To eliminate interference, you can try one or more of the following corrective measures:

Reorient or relocate the TV or radio’s receiving antenna.

Increase the distance between the equipment and the radio or TV.

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

Consult your local RadioShack store if the problem continues.

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ˆ Contents

 

Features .................................................................................

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

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Installing the Backup Battery ..............................................

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Connecting AC Power ........................................................

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Connecting the System to a Phone Line ............................

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Turning the System On/Off .................................................

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Adjusting the Volume ..........................................................

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Setting the Day and Time ...................................................

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Setting the Number of Rings ............................................

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Setting the Incoming Message Length .............................

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Recording the Outgoing Message ....................................

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

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Setting the System to Answer Calls .................................

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Using Announce-Only ..................................................

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Screening Calls ............................................................

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Recording a Memo ...........................................................

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Recording a Two-WayPhone Conversation .....................

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Playing Incoming Messages/Memos/Two-Way

 

Phone Conversations .......................................................

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

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Remote Operation ...............................................................

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Security Code ...................................................................

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Operating the System from a Remote Location ...............

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Remote Commands ..........................................................

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

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ˆ Features

Your RadioShack Digital Answering System is a sophisticated, fully digital message center that stores all messages on a computer chip. This gives you advanced capabilities over tapebased answering machines. Because this telephone answering system is fully digital, there are no tape mechanisms to wear out and no tapes to bother with.

The system’s features include:

Day/Time Stamp — records the day and time each message was recorded.

Call Screening — lets you listen to incoming calls so you can decide whether or not to answer a call.

Remote Operation — lets you operate the system while you are away from your home or office.

Multiple Outgoing Messages (OGM) — lets you set the system to play your message or the prerecorded message, or just play your announcement without recording the caller’s message.

High Memory Capacity — lets you record up to 25 minutes of messages, memos, andtwo-wayphone conversations.

Voice Activated Recording (VOX) Detection — the system stops recording when the caller hangs up or after 7 seconds of silence to help conserve memory space.

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Features

ˆ Preparation

INSTALLING THE BACKUP BATTERY

If AC power fails or you unplug the system, one 9V alkaline battery (not supplied) is needed to save any recorded messages and the settings for the day and time. For the best performance and longest life, we recommend you use a RadioShack alkaline battery.

Follow these steps to install the backup battery.

1.Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw on the battery compartment cover, then remove the cover.

2.Attach a 9V alkaline battery to the terminals and place the battery in the compartment.

3.Replace the cover and secure it with the screw.

Replace the battery when Lo appears on the display while the system is connected to AC power.

CONNECTING AC POWER

Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC 9V jack on the back of the system, then plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet. The display lights andCr appears.

The system initializes in about 20 seconds, then sounds 4 tones. 00 and-- alternately appear.

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Notes:

If you did not install a backup battery, Lo,00, and-- alternately appear.

Do not press any of the system’s buttons while you are plugging the adapter into the AC outlet. If you accidentally press a button, reset the system by unplugging the adapter from the AC outlet and re-insertingit.

The system cannot operate without AC power.

CONNECTING THE SYSTEM TO A PHONE LINE

Plug the system’s attached phone line cord into the wall jack. Plug the modular phone line cord into the system’s TEL LINE jack.

Attached Phone Line Cord

Modular Phone

Line Cord

TEL LINE Jack

Wall

Jack

 

DC 9V Jack

 

AC Power Cord

 

 

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TURNING THE SYSTEM ON/OFF

To turn on the system, press ON/OFF/STOP. The display lights and the system sounds a tone. The system is set to answer calls.

To turn it off, press ON/OFF/STOP. The display turns off and the system sounds 2 tones.

ADJUSTING THE VOLUME

Push down or pull up VOLUME 8 /9 to increase or decrease the volume. The system sounds a tone when you change the volume.

SETTING THE DAY AND TIME

The day/time voice stamp automatically defaults to Monday, 12:00 AM when you connect the system to power.

Note: Hold downSKIP/TIME SET/CHECK continuously for Steps1–4.

1.Turn on the system. Hold down SKIP/TIME SET/CHECK. The system sounds a tone after 1 second.

2.While holding down SKIP/TIME SET/CHECK, pressREPEAT/ ANNC/DAY. The system announces “Monday” and01 appears on the display. Repeatedly pressREPEAT/ANNC/ DAY until you hear or see the correct day.

3.While holding down SKIP/TIME SET/CHECK,press MEMO/2 WAY/HOUR. The system announces “1 AM”. 01 appears on

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RING SELECT

the display. Repeatedly press MEMO/2 WAY/HOUR until you hear or see the correct hour.

4.While holding down SKIP/TIME SET/CHECK,press PLAY/ PAUSE/MIN. The system announces “01”. 01 appears on the display. Repeatedly press or hold down PLAY/PAUSE/ MINuntil you hear or see the correct minute.

Note: When you hold downPLAY/PAUSE/MIN, the system will move forward by 10 minutes until it reaches 00.

5.Release SKIP/TIME SET/CHECK. The system announces the day and time you set.

6.To hear the current day and time, press SKIP/TIME SET/ CHECK while the system is on or off.

Note: If you have not set the day and time and you pressSKIP/ TIME SET/CHECK, the system announces “Please set time”.

SETTING THE NUMBER OF RINGS

To control how long the system waits before it answers a call, slide on the system’s right side to the desired number of rings (2,4,7 orTS).

TS (Toll Saver) – If you choose the Toll Saver option, and there are new messages, the system answers after two rings. Otherwise, the system answers after four rings. This lets you avoid unnecessary charges when calling by long distance to check your messages. If you hear more than two rings, you know you can hang up because the system has no new messages.

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