Radio Shack 43-3888 User Manual

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Digital Answering System

43-3888

OWNER’S MANUAL — Please read before using this equipment.

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CONTENTS

The FCC Wants You

 

to Know ....................

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

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

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

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Remote Operation ..

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

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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 the of fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.

 

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RISK OF ELECTRIC

 

SHOCK

 

 

DO NOT OPEN

 

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELEC-

TRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER OR

BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLEPARTS INSIDE.

REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

The lightning symbol is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within this product’s enclosure that might be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open the product’s case.

The exclamation symbol is intended to inform you that important operating and

!maintenance instructions are included in the literature accompanying this product.

FCC STATEMENT

Your answering system complies with Part 68 of 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 your system.

© 2003 RadioShack Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack and RadioShack.com are trademarks used by RadioShack Corporation.

Statement FCC

Ô NOTEÔ

You must not connect your answering system to:

coin-operatedsystems

party-linesystems

most electronic key telephone systems

We have designed your answering system to conform to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each answering system (and each device, such as a telephone or answering machine) 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 on the bottom of your answering 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. If ringer operation is impaired, remove a device from the line.

In the unlikely event that your phone 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 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

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affect the operation of this telephone. The telephone company notifies you of these changes in advance, so you can take the necessary steps to prevent interruption of your telephone service.

THE FCC WANTS YOU TO KNOW

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

The FCC Wants You to Know

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Features

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult your local RadioShack store or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

If you cannot eliminate the interference, the FCC requires that you stop using your answering system.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by RadioShack may cause interference and void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

You must use shielded interface cables with this equipment.

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 tape-basedanswering machines. Because this telephone answering

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system is fully digital, there are no tape mechanisms to wear out and no tapes to bother with.

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, and two-way phone 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.

Features

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Preparation

ÔNOTES Ô

The system cannot operate without AC power.

Do not press any button 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 reinserting it.

PREPARATION

INSTALLING THEBACKUPBATTERY

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.

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.

CONNECTINGAC 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

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TEL LINE

standard AC outlet. The display lights and Cr appears.

The system initializes in about 20 seconds, then sounds 4 tones. 00 and-- alternately appear. If you did not install a backup battery,Lo,00, and-- alternately appear.

CONNECTING THESYSTEM TO APHONELINE

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

You must use compatible modular jacks that are compliant with Part 68 of

FCC Rules.

Preparation

Ô NOTEÔ

The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C (or RJ11W for a wall plate jack).

Attached Phone Line Cord

Modular Phone

Line Cord

TEL LINE Jack

Wall

Jack

AC

Power Cord

DC 9V Jack

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Preparation

Ô NOTEÔ

Hold down SKIP/

TIME SET/CHECK continuously for Steps 1–4.

TURNING THESYSTEMON/ 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 THEVOLUME

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

SETTING THEDAY ANDTIME

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

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, press REPEAT/ANNC/ DAY. The system announces “Monday” and 01 appears on the display. Repeatedly press REPEAT/ ANNC/DAYuntil you hear or see the correct day.

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MEMO/2 WAY/

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

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/MIN until you hear or see the correct minute.

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/CHECKwhile the system is on or off.

SETTING THENUMBER OFRINGS

To control the duration before the system answers a call, slide RING SELECT on the system’s right side to the desired number of rings (2,4,7 or

TS).

TS (Toll Saver) – If you choose the Toll Saver option, and there are new

Preparation

ÔNOTES Ô

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

If you have not set the day and time and you press

SKIP/TIME SET/ CHECK, the system announces “Please set time”.

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Preparation

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.

SETTING THEINCOMINGMESSAGELENGTH

Slide INCOMING MSGto 1or 5 MIN

(minutes) to choose the length of incoming messages.

If you slide INCOMING MSGto ANN ONLY(Announcement Only), the system plays your outgoing message, but the caller cannot record a message. After the system answers, it monitors the line for 10 seconds for any remote code entry.

RECORDING THEOUTGOINGMESSAGE

The system has a prerecorded outgoing message (OGM) that says “Hello, please leave a message after the tone.” You can use this message or record your own.

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