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900 MHz Digital Spread

Spectrum Digital Answering

System

with Caller ID and Call Waiting

Owner’s Manual

Please read before using this equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ˆ Contents

 

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

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Telephone Features ..........................................................................................................

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Answering System Features .............................................................................................

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Important Caller ID Information .........................................................................................

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Read This Before Installation ............................................................................................

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FCC Statement .................................................................................................................

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Important Safety Instructions ............................................................................................

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Installation ..............................................................................................................................

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Mounting the Phone ..........................................................................................................

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Connecting and Charging the Battery Pack ....................................................................

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Setting the Dialing Mode .................................................................................................

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Turning the Base’s Ringer On and Off ............................................................................

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Setting the Handset’s Ringer Tone/Volume .....................................................................

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

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Setting the Day/Time .......................................................................................................

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Setting Auto Talk .............................................................................................................

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Turning Caller ID/Call Waiting On or Off .........................................................................

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Storing Your Area Code ..................................................................................................

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Telephone Operation ............................................................................................................

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

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Selecting the Channel .....................................................................................................

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Answering Calls with the Speakerphone .........................................................................

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Switching Between the Handset and Speakerphone ......................................................

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Using Both the Handset and Speakerphone ...................................................................

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Using Flash .....................................................................................................................

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Using Redial ....................................................................................................................

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Using Tone Services On a Pulse Line .............................................................................

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Paging .............................................................................................................................

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Using a Headset ..............................................................................................................

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Memory Dialing .....................................................................................................................

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Storing a Name and Number in Memory .........................................................................

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Editing or Deleting a Number in Memory ........................................................................

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Entering a Pause ............................................................................................................

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Reviewing Memory Numbers ..........................................................................................

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Dialing a Memory Number ..............................................................................................

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Caller ID Operation ...............................................................................................................

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Reviewing Caller ID Records ..........................................................................................

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Caller ID Messages .........................................................................................................

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Adding/Deleting the Area Code .......................................................................................

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Dialing Numbers from a Caller ID Record .......................................................................

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Storing a Caller ID Record to Memory ............................................................................

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Deleting Caller ID Records .............................................................................................

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Answering System Operation .............................................................................................

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

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Selecting the Outgoing Message ....................................................................................

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Recording/Deleting an Outgoing Message .....................................................................

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

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

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Recording Incoming Messages ......................................................................................

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

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Recording a Conversation ..............................................................................................

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Playing Messages ..........................................................................................................

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Adjusting the Answering System’s Volume ....................................................................

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

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

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Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................................

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

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Replacing the Battery Pack ............................................................................................

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The FCC Wants You to Know .........................................................................................

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

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

CAUTION

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RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.

DO NOT OPEN.

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF

ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE

COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICE-

ABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING

TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

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

This symbol is intended to inform you that important operating and ! maintenance instructions are included in the literature accom-

panying this product.

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ˆ Features

Your RadioShack 900 MHz Spread Spectrum Cordless Speakerphone Digital Answering System uses advanced technology to give you superior audio quality and extended range.

The answering system’s Caller ID unit records each caller’s telephone number (and name, if available in your area) and the date and time of the call, as provided by your local phone company to Caller ID service subscribers. If you subscribe to Call Waiting and Caller ID, the answering system can show you the incoming caller information, even when you are already talking on the phone.

The answering system stores up to 18 minutes of messages on a computer chip and records each message’s day and time. This gives you advanced capabilities over tapebased answering machines:

You can delete individual messages and save the rest.

There are no tapes to bother with and no tape mechanisms to wear out.

The remote operation feature lets you operate your answering system from a touch-tonephone (or from a rotary phone with a pocket tone dialer).

TELEPHONE FEATURES

900 MHz Operation — provides longer range and less interference than many other cordless phones.

Spread Spectrum Technology — spreads the signal across several frequencies, providing additional security for your phone conversations.

Caller ID Memory — stores up to 50 Caller ID records.

3-LineLiquid Crystal Display— lets you view an entire Caller ID record on one screen.

20 Number Memory Dialing — lets you store 20 numbers in memory for easy dialing.

Headset Jack — for optionalhands-freeuse with a headset (available at your local RadioShack store).

Page — lets you send a paging signal from the base to the handset to page someone or locate the handset if you misplace it.

20 Channels — automatically selects a clear channel when you make or answer a call. You can also manually change channels during a call.

Security Access-ProtectionCode— helps prevent other cordless phone users from using your phone line while the handset is off the base.

Ringer Volume Control — lets you select from four ringer tone/volume settings on the handset.

Volume Controls — let you adjust the volume you hear through the handset.

Long Battery Life — the supplied battery pack (when fully charged) provides about 6 hours of talk time or 7 days of standby time.

Tone/Pulse Dialing — lets you use either type of service, and you can easily switch from pulse to tone dialing forlong-distance,bank-by-phone,or other special services.

3-Number Redial — lets you quickly redial any of the last three numbers dialed.

Auto Talk — you can set the phone so you can answer a call simply by lifting the handset from the base.

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Any Key Answer — you can set the phone so you can press any key to answer a call when the handset is away from the base.

Hearing-AidCompatibility— lets you use your phone with hearing aids that have a T (telephone) switch.

Toll-Saver — lets you avoid unnecessary charges when you call by long distance to check your messages.

Digital Volume Control — lets you precisely adjust the speakerphone and message playback.

ANSWERING SYSTEM FEATURES

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

Two Prerecorded Messages — gives you the option of using one of two prerecorded outgoing messages or recording your own.

Announcement Only — lets you play an announcement for callers to hear, without recording their messages.

Message Counter — shows the number of messages the answering system has recorded.

Programmable PIN — you can set a twodigit personal identification number (PIN) for secure remote operation.

Call Screening — lets you listen as a caller leaves a message so you can decide whether or not to answer the call.

Memo Recording — lets you leave messages for yourself or others in your home or office. You can also record your phone conversation.

Phone Pick-UpDetection— stops recording when you pick up any phone on the same line as the answering system, and resets to answer the next call.

Adjustable Ring Number — lets you set the answering system to answer after three or five rings.

IMPORTANT CALLER ID INFORMATION

To use the phone’s Caller ID and Call Waiting features, you must be in an area where those services are available and you must subscribe to those services through your local phone company.

Where Caller ID is offered, one or more options are generally available:

caller’s number only

caller’s name only

caller’s name and number

READ THIS BEFORE

INSTALLATION

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

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

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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 phone company. These numbers are on the bottom of the base.

You must not connect your phone to any of the following:

coin-operatedsystems

party-linesystems

most electronic key phone systems

Note: Your telephone operates on standard radio frequencies, as allocated by the FCC. Even though the securityaccess-protectioncode prevents unauthorized use of your phone line, it is possible for other radio units operating on similar frequencies within a certain area to unintentionally intercept your conversations and/or cause interference. This lack of privacy can occur with any cordless phone.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons, including the following:

1.Read and understand all instructions.

2.Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.

3.Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.

4.Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations.

5.Never touch uninstalled telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface.

6.Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.

7.Do not fix the AC power supply cord to building surfaces with metal fittings (If the product has an AC power cord).

8.Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.

9.Do not use this product near water, for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool.

10.Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product may fall, causing serious damage to the product.

11.Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for ventilation. To protect it from overheating, these openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register. This product should not be placed in a built-ininstallation

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unless proper ventilation is provided.

12.This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your local power company.

13.Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where the cord will be stepped on.

14.Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.

15.Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a risk of fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.

16.To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product. Take it to a qualified serviceman when service or repair work is required. Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other risks. Incorrect reassemble can cause electric shock when the product is subsequently used.

17.Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

When the power cord plug is damaged or frayed.

If liquid has been spilled, into the product.

If the product has been exposed to rain or water.

If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions because improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal operation.

If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.

If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.

18.Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.

19.Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR INJURY, READ AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

1.Use only the appropriate type and size battery pack specified in the instruction manual provided for this product.

2.Do not dispose of the battery pack in a fire. The cell may explode. Check

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with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.

3.Do not open or mutilate the battery pack. Released electrolyte is corrosive and may cause damage to the eyes or skin. It may be toxic if swallowed.

4.Exercise care in handling the battery pack in order not to short it with conducting materials such as rings, bracelets, and keys. The battery or

conductor may overheat and cause burns.

5.Charge the battery pack provided with or identified for use with this product only in accordance with the instructions and limitations specified in the instruction manual provided for this product.

6.Observe proper polarity orientation between the battery pack and battery charger.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

ˆ Installation

MOUNTING THE PHONE

You can place the answering system’s base on a desk or table, or mount it on a standard wall plate or directly on a wall. Choose a location that is:

near an AC outlet

near a modular telephone line jack

out of the way of normal activities

away from electrical machinery, electrical appliances, metal walls or filing cabinets, wireless intercoms, alarms, and room monitors

away from other cordless phones

Cautions:

You must use a power source

!that supplies 9V DC and delivers at least 350 mA. Its center

tip must be set to positive and its plug must fit the phone's jack. The supplied adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the phone or the adapter.

Always connect the AC adapter to the phone before you connect it to AC power. When you finish, disconnect the adapter from AC power before you disconnect it from the phone.

Notes:

The base’s location affects the phone’s range. If you have a choice of several locations, try each to see which provides the best performance.

Your telephone connects directly to a modular telephone line jack. If your phone line jack is not a modular jack, you can update the wiring yourself, using jacks and adapters, available at your local RadioShack store. Or, you can let the phone company update the wiring for you.

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

press down on the bracket’s latches and insert them into the lower slots.

On a Desk Top

1.Plug one end of the supplied long modular cord into the TEL LINE jack on the back of the base.

2.Plug the modular cord’s other end into a modular telephone line jack.

3.Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack on the back of the base.

4.Route the adapter’s cord through the strain relief slot on the bottom of the base.

To AC Adapter

To Phone Line Jack

2.Plug one end of the supplied short modular cord into the TEL LINE jack on the back of the base as in Step 1 of “On a Desk Top.”

3.Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack as in Step 3 of “On a Desk Top.”

4.Route the adapter and modular cords through the grooves on the bracket.

Strain Relief Slot

5.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

6.Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical position.

On a Wall Plate or Wall

1.Insert the two tabs at the top of the narrow end of the supplied bracket into the base’s upper tab slots as shown, then

5.Plug the modular cord’s other end into the wall plate jack, then align the bracket’s keyhole slots with the wall plate studs and slide the base downward to secure it.

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6.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

7.Press and lift out the handset holder, flip it over as shown, then snap it back into place so it holds the handset.

8.Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical position.

Note: To mount the answering system directly on a wall, you need two screws (not supplied) with heads that fit into the keyhole slots on the bottom of the base. Follow the steps under “On a Wall Plate or Wall” on Page 9, then follow these additional instructions for placement on a wall.

1.

Drill two

holes 315/16

5/16''

 

inches

(100

mm)

 

 

 

apart. Then thread a

 

 

screw into each hole,

315/16''

 

letting

the

heads

 

 

extend about 5/16 inch

5/16''

 

(8 mm) from the wall.

 

 

2.Plug one end of the supplied long modular cord into the TEL LINE jack at the back of the base.

3.Align the bracket’s keyhole slots with the mounting screws and slide the base downward to secure it.

CONNECTING AND CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK

The answering system comes with a rechargeable nickel-cadmiumbattery pack installed in the handset, but not connected. Before using your phone, you must connect the battery pack, then charge it for about 24 hours.

1.Press down and slide off the battery compartment cover.

2.Lift the battery pack out of the compartment and plug its connector into the socket in the compartment. The connector fits only one way.

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