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Cat. No. 43-1119

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

ET-1119

2.4 GHz Digital Spread Spectrum Cordless

with Caller ID and Call Waiting

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack ET-11192.4 GHz Digital Spread Spectrum Cordless Telephone uses advanced cordless telephone technology to give you superior audio quality and extended range. TheET-1119’sCaller 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 with Caller ID, theET-1119can show you the incoming caller information, even when you are already on the phone.

Your ET-1119has these features:

2.4 GHz 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.

Second Battery Charger on the Base

— you can charge one battery pack in the base unit while you operate the handset with the other. The battery pack

in the charger slot also supplies power to the base unit in case of power failure.

Headset Jack — lets you use an optional headset for hands free use.

Page — lets you send a signal from the base to the handset to page someone or to help you locate the handset if it is misplaced.

10-NumberMemory Dialing— lets you store up to 10 numbers in memory for easy dialing.

Volume Control — lets you adjust the volume you hear through the handset.

Adjustable Ringer — lets you choose high or low volume for the ET-1119’s ringer.

Facedown or Faceup Handset Charging — you can place the handset on the base facedown or faceup (to show the Caller ID display, for example).

Ample Talk and Standby Time — the supplied battery (when fully charged) provides about 4 hours of talk time or 7 days of standby time.

20 Channels — automatically selects a clear channel when you make or answer a call.

Redial — lets you quickly redial the last number dialed.

© 1999 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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

Flash — sends an electronic switchhook signal for use with special phone services, such as Call Waiting.

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

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

Any Key Answer — you can set the phone so you can press any key on the handset 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.

This telephone has been tested and found to comply with all applicable FCC standards and is UL listed.

Important Caller ID Information

To use the phone’s Caller ID and Caller ID with 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

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

CAUTION

!

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.

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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Important: When handset’s power is lost, theET-1119loses the security ac-cess-protectioncode connection between the base and the handset. Put the handset on the base briefly to restore this connection so you can use the handset.

READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

We have designed your phone to conform to federal regulations and you can connect it to most phone lines. However, each device that you connect to the telephone line draws power from the line. We refer to this power draw as the phone’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 (three in rural areas), your phones might not ring. If ringer operation is impaired, remove one of the devices from the line.

FCC STATEMENT

Your telephone 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

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• most electronic key phone systems

This equipment complies with the limits for a Class B digital 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 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 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 still exists.

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CONTENTS

 

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

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

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On a Desk ....................................................................................................

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On a Wall Plate or Wall ................................................................................

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Installing and Charging the Battery Pack ...........................................................

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Second Battery Pack .................................................................................

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

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Setting the Ringer’s Volume .............................................................................

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

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

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

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

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Making and Receiving Calls .............................................................................

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

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

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

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Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line ...............................................................

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

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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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Chain-DialingService Numbers .................................................................

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Testing Stored Emergency Numbers .........................................................

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

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

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

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

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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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INSTALLATION

MOUNTING THE PHONE

You can place the ET-1119’sbase on a desk or table, mount it on a standard wall plate, or mount it directly on a wall. Choose a location that is:

near an AC outlet

near a 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

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

Cautions:

You must use a Class 2

!power source that supplies

9V DC and delivers at least

500 mA. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must fit the ET1119's DC IN 9V jack. The supplied adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage theET-1119or the adapter.

Always connect the AC adapter to the ET-1119before you connect it to AC power. If you should ever need to disconnect the power, disconnect the adapter from AC power before you disconnect it from theET-1119.

The supplied RadioShack adapter was designed specifically for your ET-1119.Use only the supplied adapter.

Notes:

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

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

On a Desk

Follow these steps when you place the base on a desk or table.

1.Insert the bracket’s tabs into the base’s upper tab slots, then press down on the bracket’s clips and insert them into the clip slots.

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

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

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

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

Strain

Relief

Slot

6.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

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

On a Wall Plate or Wall

1.Insert the bracket’s tabs into the base’s lower tab slots as shown, then press down on the bracket’s clips and insert them into the clip slots.

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

3.Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack (see “On a Desk” on Page 6, Step 4).

4.Route the adapter and modular cords through the grooves on the bottom of the base.

Grooves

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

6.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

7.Press and lift out the handset holder, rotate it 180°, then snap it back into place so it holds the handset.

1. Drill two

holes

315/16

5/16

inches (100

mm)

apart.

 

Then thread a screw into

 

each hole, letting the 315/16

 

heads extend about 5/16

 

inch (8 mm) from the

 

wall.

 

 

 

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

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

8.Lift the base’s antenna to an upright (vertical) position.

Note: To mount theET-1119directly 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 7, then apply these additional instructions for placement on a wall.

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INSTALLING AND CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK

The ET-1119comes with a rechargeableNi-Cdbattery pack. Before using your phone, you must install the battery pack, then charge it for about 24 hours.

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Follow these steps to install and charge the battery pack.

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

2.Install the battery pack so the slots on the upper ends engage with the tabs on the compartment.

3.Replace the cover.

To charge the battery pack, place the handset either faceup or facedown on the base. The CHARGE/IN USE indicator on the base lights and Total:00 appear on the handset display.

CHARGE/

IN USE

Indicator

Recharge the battery pack when Low Battery flashes on the display.

Important: Be sure the battery pack is properly connected before you try to charge it. The CHARGE/INUSE indicator lights when the handset is on the base, even if the battery pack is not connected.

Notes:

When you first use the phone after charging or recharging the battery pack, the phone might not work and you might hear an error tone when you press TALK. If this happens, return the handset to the base for about 5 seconds. This resets the securityaccess-protectioncode.

If the handset’s battery pack is completely depleted, the security access-protectioncode might be lost. To reset the code, return the handset to the base for about 5 seconds.

Using a pencil eraser, clean the charging contacts on the handset and the base about once a month.

If the battery pack becomes weak during a call, the handset beeps every 3 seconds and Low Battery flashes. When this happens, you cannot make another call on the phone until you recharge the battery pack.

About once a month, fully discharge the battery pack by keeping the handset off the base until Low Battery flashes. Otherwise, the battery pack loses its ability to fully recharge.

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If the display is blank and the phone does not work, recharge the battery pack. (The battery power might be too low to light the display.)

If you are not going to use your phone for a month or longer, disconnect the battery pack. This increases the battery pack’s usable life.

The supplied battery pack should last for about a year. When it loses its ability to fully recharge, order a replacement battery pack from your local RadioShack store (see “Replacing the Battery Pack” on Page 25).

Second Battery Pack

The ET-1119is supplied with two battery packs. You can charge the second battery pack in the slot on the side of the base while you are using the first one in the handset. Position the battery pack so the side with the contacts faces up, and insert it into the charging slot until it clicks into place.

Charge the battery pack for 24 hours. When charging is complete, pull up on the latch to remove the battery pack from the slot.

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The battery pack in the charging slot also works as an auxiliary power source for the base in case of power failure.

SETTING THE DIALING MODE

Set PULSE/TONE on the back of the base for the type of service you have. If you are not sure which type you have, once the battery pack is fully charged, perform this test.

1.Be sure PULSE/TONE is set to

TONE.

2.Lift the handset, press TALK, and listen for a dial tone.

3. Press any number other than 0.

Note: If your phone system requires that you dial an access code (9, for example) before you dial an outside number, do not dial the access code either.