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Cat. No. 43-1021

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

ET-521

25-ChannelCordless Telephone

with Caller ID/Call Waiting ID

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack ET-52125-ChannelCordless Telephone offers the latest advances in cordless phone technology. Its cordless operation lets you handle calls just about anywhere in your home or office.

The phone can display a caller’s phone number, name (if available), and the date and time the call was received. It can store up to 99 records as provided by your local phone company to Caller ID service subscribers.

If you have Call Waiting with Caller ID, the phone displays incoming caller information for a new call when you are already on the phone.

The ET-521has these features:

Caller ID Memory Dialing — lets you select a phone number stored in Caller ID memory, then dial it with the touch of a button.

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

Headset Jack — lets you can connect an optional headset (such as RadioShack Cat. No.43-194)for handsfree convenience while you use the phone.

VIP Memory — alerts you with a distinctive ring when someone you have added to the VIP list calls.

20-NumberMemory Dialing— lets you store 20 numbers in memory for easy dialing.

Review Scrolling — lets you easily scroll through all information stored in theET-521’sCaller ID memory.

Phone Information Display — lets you see incoming Caller ID information and phone numbers as you dial them or recall them from the ET-521’s memory and Caller ID records.

Trilingual Messages — lets you set the phone to display messages in English, French, or Spanish.

COM-LOK® — ensures that other cordless phone users cannot use your phone line while the handset is on the base.

Advanced Super CCT Circuitry — provides clarity comparable to that of a corded phone, reduces background noise, and increases effective operating distance.

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

Two-WayIntercom/Paging System— lets you send a signal from the base to the handset, or from the handset to the base, to page someone or locate the handset when it is away from the base. If someone answers, you can use the ET521 as an intercom.

©1998 Tandy Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

COM-LOKand RadioShack are registered trademarks used by Tandy Corporation.

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

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

Hold — lets you put a call on hold, so you can answer another call or page someone.

Redial — lets you quickly redial the last number dialed.

Touch/Pulse Dialing — lets you use your phone with tone or pulse service.

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

We recommend you record your phone’s serial number here. The number is on the bottom of the base.

Serial Number: __________________

Important Caller ID Information

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

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

Caller’s number only

Caller’s name only

Caller’s name and number

For the ET-521’sCaller ID memory dial feature to operate, you must receive the caller’s number.

Warning: To prevent 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.

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 accompanying this product.

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Important: Cordless phones such as this one require AC power to operate. When the AC power is off, you cannot dial out or receive incoming calls using yourET-521.For this reason, theET-521cordless phone should not be your only telephone. To be safe, you should also have a phone that does not require AC power to operate (not a cordless phone) so you can still make and receive calls if there is an AC power failure.

Your telephone operates on standard radio frequencies as allocated by the FCC. Even though the access protection code 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.

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READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

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, your phone might not ring. In rural areas, a total REN of three might impair ringer operation. If ringer operation is impaired, remove a device from the line.

FCC STATEMENT

This 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.

Note: You must not connect your ET521 to any of the following:

coin-operatedsystems

party-linesystems

most electronic key phone systems

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CONTENTS

 

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

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Selecting a Location ...........................................................................................

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Attaching the Handset’s Antenna .......................................................................

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Placing the Base on a Desk Top ........................................................................

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Mounting the Base on a Wall Plate ....................................................................

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Mounting the Base Directly on the Wall ...........................................................

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

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

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Selecting the Language ....................................................................................

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Setting the Area Code ......................................................................................

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Setting the Ringers ...........................................................................................

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Checking/Setting the Handset Ringer ........................................................

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Turning the Base Ringer On or Off ............................................................

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

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Making and Receiving a Call ............................................................................

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Setting the Handset’s Volume ..........................................................................

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Changing the Channel ......................................................................................

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

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

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Using Hold ........................................................................................................

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

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Using Page/Intercom ........................................................................................

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

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

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

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Recalling Numbers Stored in Memory .......................................................

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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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Deleting Information in a Single Memory Location ....................................

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Deleting Information in All Memory Locations ...........................................

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Using the VIP Call List ...............................................................................

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

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Caller ID Displays .............................................................................................

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

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Storing Caller ID Records in a Memory Location .............................................

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

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

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

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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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PREPARATION

SELECTING A LOCATION

You can place the phone on a desk top or table, mount it on a standard wall plate, or mount it directly on the wall. Select 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

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.

Caution: The supplied AC adapter was designed specifically for yourET-521.Use only the supplied adapter.

Note:

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. The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C (RJ11W if you want to mount it on a wall plate).

ATTACHING THE HANDSET’S ANTENNA

Screw the antenna into the hole at the top of the handset.

PLACING THE BASE ON A DESK TOP

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

1.Remove the bracket by holding in both tabs and gently pulling out the wide end of the bracket.

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

3.Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC 12V jack on the back of the base.

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

5.Insert the tabs on the narrow end of the bracket into both slots on the bottom of the base as shown and push the tabs on the wide end of the bracket into the upper slots on the bottom of the base.

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

7.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

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8.Fully extend the base’s antenna and raise it to a vertical position.

MOUNTING THE BASE ON A WALL PLATE

1.Remove the bracket by holding in both tabs and gently pulling out the wide end of the bracket.

2.Plug one end of the supplied short modular cord into the phone jack on the back of the base.

3.Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC 12V jack on the back of the base.

4.Route the modular cord through either groove on the bottom of the base and the adapter cord through the groove below the strain relief slot.

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5.Insert the tabs on the narrow end of the bracket into the slots on the bottom of the base as shown and route the other end of the short modular cord through the center of the bracket.

6.Push the tabs on the wide end of the bracket into the lower slots on the bottom of the base.

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

8.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

9.Fully extend the base’s antenna and raise it to a vertical position.

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