Radio Shack 997 User Manual

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Cat. No. 43-997(white) / 998 (black)

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

System 997/998

45-MemoryCaller ID

with 2-LineDisplay

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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. NOUSER-SERVICE-ABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

©1998 Tandy Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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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 ac-

companying this product.

Your System 997/998 is ETL listed to UL standards and meets all applicable FCC standards.

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack System 997/998 45-MemoryCaller ID is the latest in telephone technology. The system can display a caller’s telephone number, name (if available) and the date and time the call was received. It can store up to 45 single (number only) or multiple (name and number) Caller ID records.

Your System 997/998 has these features:

Caller ID Memory — stores up to 45 Caller ID records with name and number or number only, depending on the information your phone company provides.

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Two-LineLiquid Crystal Display— makes it easy to see the caller information and the current time and date, all at once.

Call Counter — shows the number of calls you have received.

New Call Indicator — lets you see at a glance that you have new calls.

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

Mounting Options — you can place the system on a desk or table, or mount it on a wall.

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Message Waiting — tells you when you have received a voice mail message (if you subscribe to the message waiting service from your local phone company).

Note: The Message Waiting feature does not work with stutter dial tone service.

Easy Installation — the system easily connects to your telephone line so you can begin using it immediately.

Note: You need four AAA batteries (not supplied) to power the System 997/998.

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We recommend you record your system’s serial number here. The number is on the bottom panel.

Serial Number: _________________________

Important Caller ID Information

To use the system’s Caller ID features, you must be in an area where Caller ID service is available and you must subscribe to the service.

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

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FCC INFORMATION

We have designed your System 997/998 to conform to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each Caller ID system (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 system’s ringer equivalence number or REN. The REN is on the bottom of your phone.

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

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

Note: You must not connect your System 997/ 998 to:

coin-operatedsystems

party-linesystems

most electronic key telephone systems

This system complies with the limits for a Class B digital device as specified in Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits provide reasonable protection

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against radio and TV interference in a residential area. However, your System 997/998 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 receiving radio or TV antenna.

Increase the distance between the System 997/998 and the radio or TV.

Use outlets on different electrical circuits for the System 997/998 and the radio or TV.

Contact your local RadioShack store if the problem continues.

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CONTENTS

 

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

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

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Connecting to a Phone ................................

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Connecting to an Answering Machine .........

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Mounting the System ...................................

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

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Reviewing Call Records ..............................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PREPARATION

INSTALLING BATTERIES

You need four AAA batteries (not supplied) to power the System 997/998. For the best performance, we recommend alkaline batteries, such as RadioShack Cat. No. 23-555.

Cautions:

Always use fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type.

Do not mix old and new batteries, different types of batteries (standard, alkaline, or rechargeable), or rechargeable batteries of different capacities.

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Follow these steps to install batteries.

1.If you are replacing old batteries, disconnect both modular line cords from the System 997/998.

2.Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw in the battery cover on the bottom of the system, then slide the cover off.

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3.Put four fresh AAA batteries into the compartment as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and –)marked inside.

4.Replace the cover and secure it with the screw. If you are replacing the batteries, reconnect the modular line cords.

Replace the batteries when play or the display dims.

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Note: If the battery is out of the System 997/998 for more than about a minute, the time and date will be lost (but be reset when you receive the next call). The Caller ID records, however, remain in the system’s memory.

Cautions:

Always remove old or weak batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can damage your system.

Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly. Do not burn or bury them.

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CONNECTING TO A PHONE

1.Disconnect your telephone’s line cord from the modular phone line jack and plug it into the system’s PHONE jack.

2.Plug one end of the supplied modular line cord into the system’s LINE jack.

3.Plug the cord’s other end into the modular phone line jack.

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CONNECTING TO AN

ANSWERING MACHINE

1.Disconnect the modular line cord that connects your answering machine to the modular phone line jack, then plug it into the system’s PHONE jack.

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2.Plug one end of the supplied modular line cord into the system’s LINE jack.

3.Plug the cord’s other end into the modular phone line jack.

4.Set your answering machine to answer after two or more rings. This gives the System 997/998 time to record the Caller ID information that the phone company sends between the first and second rings.

Note: Some answering machines block Caller ID information from the System 997/998. If this happens, you might have to disconnect the answering machine.

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MOUNTING THE SYSTEM

You can place the System 997/998 on a flat surface such as a desk, or mount it on a wall.

Follow these steps to mount the system on a wall.

1.Press in the two tabs on the stand and lift the stand to remove it.

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2.Select a location near the phone line jack, then use the supplied template to mark the mounting screw locations on the wall.

3.Drill a hole in the wall at each marked location.

4.Thread one of the supplied screws into each hole, letting the head extend 1/8" from the wall.

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