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Cat. No. 43-696A

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

ET-596

25-Channel

2-LineCordless Telephone with3-WayConference Calling

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack ET-59625-Channel2-LineCordless Telephone with 3- Way Conference Calling lets you place and receive calls on two separate telephone lines. It is designed to exacting standards that ensure reliability, long life, and outstanding performance.

Its features include:

Two-LineTelephone System— lets you easily handle two telephone lines at the same time. You can also make 3-way conference calls.

25 Channels — lets you change to another channel during a call to reduce interference.

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

Super CCT Noise-ReductionCircuitry— gives you sound clarity comparable to corded telephones.

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

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

Redial — lets you quickly redial the last number dialed.

Page — sends a signal from the base to the handset so you can page someone or locate the handset if you have misplaced it.

Flash — sends an electronic switchhook signal so you can use the phone with special phone services, such as Call Waiting.

Tone/Pulse Dialing — lets you use your phone with either type of service.

Quick Talk — lets you quickly make or answer a call by simply lifting the handset 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 UL and FCC standards.

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

Serial Number:

© 1996 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

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

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Important Note: Cordless phones such as your ET-596 require AC power to operate. When the AC power is off, you cannot dial out or receive incoming calls using this phone. To be safe, you should also have a phone that does not need 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.

. Warning: To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this phone 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 phone’s enclosure that might be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open the phone’s case.

This symbol is intended to in-

!form you that important operating and maintenance instructions are included in the literature accompanying this 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 for your ET-596is located 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 phones 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.

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FCC STATEMENT

This telephone complies with Part 68 of FCC Rules. Upon request, you must provide the FCC Registration Number and the REN to your phone company. These numbers are located on the bottom of the base.

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

coin-operatedsystems

party-linesystems

most electronic key phone systems

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CONTENTS

 

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

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

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Mounting/Connecting the Phone .....................................................................

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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 ...........................................................

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

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

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Making a Call ................................................................................................

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Answering a Call ...........................................................................................

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

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Putting a Call on Hold ...................................................................................

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Making a Conference Call .............................................................................

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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 Number In Memory .................................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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INSTALLATION

SELECTING A LOCATION

You can place the phone on a desk top or table, or mount it on a 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

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.

MOUNTING/CONNECTING THE PHONE

To use both of the ET-596’slines, you must connect it to two separate telephone lines. Each of these lines must have its own phone number. If you do not have two telephone lines, contact your phone company to get a second line.

You can connect your telephone to a 2-linemodular telephone jack using the supplied2-linemodular cord.

Note: Two-lineandsingle-linemodular cords look alike, but are wired differently. To use theET-596’stwo lines, use only the supplied2-linemodular cord to connect to a2-linemodular jack.

Or, you can connect your telephone to two separate 1-linemodular telephone jacks using the supplied modular cord and another 1- or2-linemodular cord (such as RadioShack Cat. No. 279356, not supplied).

Note: You can also use theET-596with a single1-linemodular jack.

If your phone wiring does not have a modular phone jack, you can:

Update the wiring yourself, using jacks and adapters available at your local RadioShack store

Have the phone company update the wiring for you

Note: The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ14C for atwo-linebaseboard jack or RJ14W for a twolinewall-platejack.

Caution: The supplied RadioShack adapter was designed specifically for yourET-596.Use only the supplied adapter.

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Placing the Base on a Desk Top

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

1.If you have a single 2-linemodular jack, plug one end of the supplied modular cord into theTEL LINE 1/2 jack.

Note: When you make this connection, you should not connect another modular cord to theTEL LINE 2 jack or phone operation will be erratic.

If you have two separate 1-line modular jacks, plug one end of the supplied modular cord into the TEL LINE 1/2jack and plug another modular cord (not supplied) into the TEL LINE 2jack.

If you have only one 1-linemodular jack, plug one end of the supplied modular cord into theTEL LINE 1/2 jack to use line 1, or to theTEL LINE 2 jack to use line 2.

2.Plug the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack.

3.Route the adapter’s cord through the strain relief slot.

Strain Relief Slot

4.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet. The POWER indicator on the base lights.

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5.Plug the other end(s) of the modular cord(s) into the modular jack(s).

6.Raise the base’s antenna to a vertical position and fully extend it.

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Mounting the Base on a Wall Plate

To make this connection, you need a 2-lineshort modular cord, such as Cat. No.279-390,not supplied.

1.If you have a single 2-linemodular jack on the wall plate, plug one end of a2-lineshort modular cord into theTEL LINE 1/2 jack.

Note: When you make this connection, you should not connect another modular cord to theTEL LINE 2 jack or phone operation will be erratic.

If you have a single 1-linemodular jack on the wall plate and a modular wall jack close by, plug one end of a2-lineshort modular cord into theTEL LINE 1/2 jack to use line 1, then connect the supplied modular cord into theTEL LINE 2 jack to use line 2.

If you have only one 1-linemodular jack on the wall plate, plug one end of a2-lineshort modular cord into theTEL LINE 1/2 jack to use line 1, or to theTEL LINE 2 jack to use line 2.

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2.Plug the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack.

3.Route the adapter cord through both the upper and lower grooves and the modular cord(s) through only the upper groove on the bottom of the base.

Lower

Upper

Groove

Grooves

4.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet. The POWER indicator on the base lights.

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

Note: If you are using two line cords, route both cords through the appropriate grooves.

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

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7.Raise the base’s antenna to a vertical position and fully extend it.

Mounting the Base

Directly on the Wall

To mount the base directly on the wall, you need two wood screws (not supplied) with heads that fit into the keyhole slots on the bottom of the base.

1.Drill two holes 315/16 inches apart. Then thread a screw into each hole, letting the heads extend about5/16 inch from the wall.

5/16"

2.If you have a single 2-linemodular jack close by, plug one end of the supplied modular cord into the

TEL LINE 1/2 jack.

Note: When you make this connection, you should not connect another modular cord to theTEL LINE 2 jack or phone operation will be erratic.

If you have two separate 1-line modular jacks, plug one end of the supplied modular cord into the TEL LINE 1/2jack and plug another modular cord (not supplied) into the TEL LINE 2jack.

315/16"

5/16"

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If you have only one 1-linemodular jack, plug one end of the supplied modular cord into theTEL LINE 1/2 jack to use line 1, or to theTEL LINE 2 jack to use line 2.