Radio Shack TAD-1005 User Manual

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Cat. No. 43-745

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TAD-1005

Multi-UserDigital Telephone

Answering System

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FEATURES

Your TAD-1005Multi-UserDigital Telephone Answering System is a sophisticated, fully digital message center that groups recorded messages for up to four different users. The caller can choose to leave a message for a specific person or department. Or, you can record sixannounce-onlymessages for callers to hear.

Fully digital means the TAD stores all messages on a computer chip. This gives you advanced capabilities over tape-basedanswering machines. For example, you can save individual messages while the rest are deleted. Because your TAD is fully digital, there are no tape mechanisms to wear out and no tapes to bother with.

The TAD’s large 60-minutememory capacity means you can store a lot of messages. Its remote operation features let you use your TAD remotely from atouch-tonephone.

Its features include:

Four User Mailboxes — let you store and play back messages for up to four different users.

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

Digitally-SynthesizedVoice— guides you through operation of the system.

Programmable Mailbox Security Code — lets you set your own security code for your private mailbox.

Announcement Only — lets you record up to six different announcements for callers to hear when you do not record incoming messages.

LED Message Counter — shows the number of messages the TAD has recorded.

Data Compression — automatically compresses periods of silence to allow up to 60 minutes of message storage.

Remote Operation — lets you use a touch-tone phone (or rotary phone and pocket tone dialer) to operate the TAD while you are away from your home or office.

Programmable Remote Operation Security Code — lets you set your own security code for remote operation.

Remote Answer-On— lets you call the TAD from a remote location and set it to answer calls.

©1997 Tandy Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Radio Shack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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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.

Two-WayRecording— lets you record both sides of your phone conversation.

Room Monitor — lets you listen from a remote phone to the room where the TAD is installed.

Toll-Saver — lets you avoid unnecessary toll charges when you call bylong-distanceto check your messages.

Adjustable Ring Numbers — lets you set the TAD to answer after one to nine rings.

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

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

For your records, we suggest you record your TAD’s serial number in the space provided. The serial number appears on the bottom of the TAD.

Serial 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 in-

cluded in the literature accompanying this product.

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READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

We have designed your TAD 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 line. We refer to this power draw as the device’s ringer equivalence number, or REN. The REN is shown on the bottom of your TAD.

If you are using more than one device on the line, add up all the RENs. If the total is more than five, your phone might not ring and your TAD might not answer. 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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FCC STATEMENT

Your TAD complies with Part 68 of FCC Rules. You must, upon request, provide the FCC registration number and the REN to your phone company. Both numbers appear on the bottom of your TAD.

Note: You must not connect your TAD to:

Coin-operatedsystems

Party-linesystems

Most electronic key phone systems

This device compiles with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference.

This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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CONTENTS

 

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

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Installing the Backup Battery ..........................................................................

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Connecting the AC Adapter ............................................................................

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Connecting to the Telephone Line ..................................................................

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

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Setting the Day and Time ................................................................................

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Setting the Mailbox Security Codes ................................................................

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Resetting a Mailbox Security Code ..........................................................

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

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Setting the Message Length .........................................................................

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Recording Announcements ...........................................................................

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Recording the Outgoing Announcement .................................................

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Checking the Outgoing Announcement ..................................................

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Recording the Memory Full Announcement ...........................................

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Checking the Memory Full Announcement .............................................

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Basic Operation .................................................................................................

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Setting the TAD to Answer Calls ...................................................................

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Setting the TAD to Record Messages ...........................................................

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For a Single User ....................................................................................

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Using the Mailbox Feature ......................................................................

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Turning the Mailbox Off ..........................................................................

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Using the Announcement-OnlyFeature .......................................................

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Checking the Announcements ................................................................

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Deleting an Announcement ....................................................................

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

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

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Playing Mailbox Messages ....................................................................

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Saving/Deleting Messages ...........................................................................

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

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Recording a 2-WayPhone Conversation ......................................................

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

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Using the Toll Saver ......................................................................................

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Setting the Remote Operation Security Code ...............................................

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Remote Answer-On ......................................................................................

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Using Remote Commands ............................................................................

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List of Remote Commands ....................................................................

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Problem-Solving ................................................................................................

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Resetting the TAD .........................................................................................

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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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INSTALLATION

Select a location for the TAD that is near a telephone jack and an AC outlet and is not in the way of normal activities.

Replace the battery if LO appears while the AC adapter is properly connected.

INSTALLING THE BACKUP BATTERY

If the AC power fails or you unplug the TAD, a 9V backup battery (not supplied) saves the message groups, message counts, and the settings for the day, time, and security code. We recommend you use an alkaline battery, such as Radio Shack Cat. No. 23553.

1.Remove the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the TAD by removing the screw on the cover’s tab, then lifting off the cover.

2.Snap the battery’s contacts firmly to the battery connector, then place the battery into the compartment.

Cautions:

Before you replace the battery, be sure the supplied adapter is securely connected to an AC outlet and to the jack on the back of the TAD. Otherwise, you might lose any stored information.

Always use a fresh battery of the required size and type.

Dispose of the battery promptly and properly. Do not bury or burn it.

3. Replace the cover.

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CONNECTING THE AC ADAPTER

Caution: You must use a Class II AC adapter that supplies 9 volts of power, delivers at least 300 milliamps, and has a plug that properly fits the TAD’s9V DC jack with its center tip set to negative. The supplied adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the adapter and the TAD.

1.Insert the barrel plug of the supplied AC adapter into the 9V DC jack on the back of the TAD.

2.Plug the other end of the AC adapter into a standard AC outlet.

The TAD initializes itself and counts down from 59 to 0. The TAD then beeps and CL (clear) flashes on the display.

Note: Be sure not to press any of the TAD’s buttons while you are plugging the adapter into the AC outlet. If you accidentally press a button and do not hear the beep, reset the TAD by unplugging the adapter from the AC outlet and reinserting it.

CONNECTING TO THE TELEPHONE LINE

1.Unplug the telephone’s modular cord from the modular phone line jack and plug it into the TO TEL jack on the back of the TAD.

2.Plug one end of the supplied modular cord into the TO LINE jack on the back of the TAD.

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

Note: If the phone line jack is not a modular jack, you must update the wiring. You can convert the wiring yourself, using jacks and adapters available at your local Radio Shack store. Or, you can let the phone company update the wiring for you.

The phone company will charge you for the installation of necessary jacks.

The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C.

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PREPARATION

Complete the procedures in this section before you set the TAD to answer calls.

Note: The keypad is located under the cover on the front of the TAD. Lift the cover to access the keys.

SETTING THE DAY

AND TIME

Follow these steps to set the current day and time so the TAD will record the day and time each memo and phone message is recorded.

1.When CL flashes on the display, pressPGM/DEL. The answer indicator flashes.

3.Press a number button to set the day of the week. The TAD says the day of the week and “Enter the time.”

4.Press two digits for the hour. The TAD says the hour.

Note: If you make an invalid entry (for example,00 or13), the TAD beeps three times and repeats “Enter the time.”

5.Press two digits for the minute. The TAD says the minute and “Enter one for AM, two for PM.”

Note: If you make an invalid entry (for example,66), the TAD beeps three times. The TAD does not repeat the audio prompt. Make a correct entry.

6.Press 1 or2. The TAD says the current day and time.

Notes:

2.Press TIME. The TAD says “Enter one for Monday. Enter two for Tuesday. Enter three for Wednesday. Enter four for Thursday. Enter five for Friday. Enter six for Saturday. Enter seven for Sunday.”

If you make an incorrect entry, the TAD beeps three times. Make a correct entry.

If you do not press any keys to set the date and time, the TAD continues through the voice prompt sequence with time delays for your responses and says “Monday, 2:04 AM.”

To hear the current day of the week and time at any time, press PGM/DEL, then9.

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SETTING THE MAILBOX SECURITY CODES

To access each mailbox, you must enter a 2-digitmailbox security code. The security codes for Mailboxes 1, 2, 3, and 4 are preset to 01, 02, 03, and 04, respectively.

Follow these steps to change a mailbox security code.

1.Press PGM/DEL. The answer indicator flashes.

2.Press MAILBOX MODE within 30 seconds.

3.Press the mailbox number (1, 2, 3, or 4) within 30 seconds.

4.Enter the old security code for that mailbox.

Note: If you enter the wrong security code, the TAD beeps three times. Restart the procedure at Step 1.

5.Enter the new security code. The TAD beeps twice, and the answer indicator stops flashing.

Resetting a Mailbox Security

Code

If you forget a mailbox security code, you can reset each mailbox’s code to its default (01, 02, 03, or 04).

Note: All messages stored in a mailbox are deleted when you reset its security code.

Follow these steps to reset the mailbox security code.

1.Press PGM/DEL. The answer indicator flashes.

2.Press MB RESET.

3.Press the number of the mailbox you want to reset then press it again. The mailbox returns to its preset security code, which shows on the display, and the indicator stops flashing.

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SETTING THE NUMBER OF RINGS

The TAD is preset to sound 4 rings before it answers the first call. Follow these steps to change the number of rings (from 1-9).After recording its first call, the TAD answers after 2 rings.

Note: If you plan to check your messages by long distance, set the number of rings to at least four to avoid unnecessary long distance charges when you call by remote to check your messages (see “Using the Toll Saver”).

1.Press PGM/DEL, then pressRING. The current number of rings appears on the display.

2.Enter the number of rings you want (up to 9 rings). The TAD beeps twice.

SETTING THE MESSAGE LENGTH

The maximum recording time for each incoming and outgoing message is preset to 1 minute, but you can follow these steps to change it to 3 minutes.

1.Press PGM/DEL.

2.Press 1M/3M.

3.Press 3 to set the maximum message length to 3 minutes, or1 to set it to 1 minute. The TAD sounds two beeps.

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RECORDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Recording the Outgoing

Announcement

The TAD has a built-inoutgoing announcement that says “Please leave your message after the tone.”

You can record another announcement for the caller to hear when the TAD answers a call. The announcement can be up to 1 minute long.

Important Hints:

We recommend you write down your announcement before recording it. If you plan to record callers’ messages, ask for the caller’s name, phone number, and message.

Do not tell callers that you are not home. Instead, say that you cannot come to the phone right now.

The TAD can receive and save messages for up to four different users. If you set the TAD to do this (see “Using the Mailbox Feature”), your outgoing announcement should explain how to leave a message for a particular person.