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Cat. No. 43-747

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TAD-1007

Multi-UserDigital Telephone Answering System

with Day/Time Voice Stamp

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FEATURES

Your Radio Shack TAD-1007Multi-UserDigital Telephone Answering System with Day/Time Voice Stamp 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.

The TAD stores all messages on a computer chip — there are no tape mechanisms to wear out and no tapes to bother with. This gives you capabilities that tape-basedanswering machines don’t have. For example, you can delete individual messages.

The TAD-1007’s26-minutememory capacity lets you store more messages than many other TADs. And, its unique,space-savingdesign makes it ideal for any office or nightstand. Your TAD’s remote control features let you retrieve messages from almost anytouch-tonephone. With an optional pocket tone dialer, you can even use it from a rotary phone.

Your TAD’s features include:

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

Voice Time/Day Stamp — announces the time and day when each message was recorded.

User-Selectable3-DigitRemote Operation Security Code— helps prevent unauthorized remote operation.

Digital Outgoing Message — gives you a clear outgoing message.

Memory Backup — protects messages stored in memory in case of a power failure.

Toll Saver — lets you set the TAD to answer after two rings if there are new messages or four rings if there are not. This lets you hang up before the TAD answers to avoid charges when you call bylong-distanceto check your messages.

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

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ANSWER Button — lets you turn the TAD on or off without disconnecting it.

Call/Message Counter — displays the number of messages recorded.

Call Screening — lets you listen to incoming calls so you can decide whether or not to answer.

Phone Pick-UpDetection— automatically stops the TAD if you answer a call after the TAD answers.

DELETE Button — lets you quickly delete messages individually or all at once.

Memo Recording — lets you leave memos for your family, roommates, orco-workersas messages on the TAD.

To take advantage of all the TAD’s features, we recommend that you read this manual completely before you use the TAD.

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

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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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 you connect to the phone line draws power from it. This power draw is the device’s Ringer Equivalence Number, or REN. The REN is shown on the bottom of the TAD.

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 (or three in rural areas), your phone(s) might not ring and your TAD might not answer. 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 telephone company. Both numbers are shown on the bottom of the TAD.

Note: You must not connect the TAD to:

Coin-operatedsystems

Party-linesystems

Most electronic key telephone systems

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CONTENTS

 

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

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Choosing a Location .........................................................................................

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

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Connecting to Power .........................................................................................

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

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Using Reset ......................................................................................................

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

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

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Recording the Outgoing Message ..................................................................

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Setting 2/4/TS ...................................................................................................

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

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

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Recording Incoming Messages .......................................................................

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

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

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Repeating Messages ................................................................................

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Skipping Messages ..................................................................................

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Pausing Message Playback .....................................................................

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Stopping Message Playback ....................................................................

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Deleting Messages .........................................................................................

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Deleting a Single Message........................................................................

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Deleting All Messages in a Mailbox...........................................................

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

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

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Changing the Remote Operation Security Code .............................................

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

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

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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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INSTALLATION

CHOOSING A LOCATION

Select a location that is near a modular telephone jack and an AC outlet.

Your TAD connects directly to a modular telephone line jack. If your telephone wiring does not have a modular jack, you can update the wiring yourself or have the telephone company update it for you.

Radio Shack stores sell jacks and adapters to convert older wiring methods to modular wiring.

The telephone company charges to install the necessary jacks.

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

CONNECTING TO THE TELEPHONE LINE

To connect the TAD to the phone line, plug one end of the supplied telephone cord into the TEL LINE jack on the back of the TAD. Then plug the other end into a modular phone jack.

You can also connect an extension telephone to the TEL SET jack on the back of the TAD using a second telephone cord (not supplied).

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CONNECTING TO POWER

Insert the supplied adapter’s barrel plug into the AC 9V jack on the back of the TAD. Then plug the AC adapter’s other end into a standard AC outlet.

Caution: Only use an adapter that supplies 9 volts AC, delivers at least 780 milliamps, and has a plug which properly fits the TAD’sAC 9V jack. The supplied AC adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications might damage the TAD or the adapter.

When you first connect power, _ _ flashes on the display while the TAD automatically runs aself-test.You cannot operate the TAD during this test. When the test is complete, the TAD beeps once.Lo and00 alternately flash on the display until you install the backup battery.

INSTALLING THE

BACKUP BATTERY

During an AC power failure, a 9-voltbattery (such as Cat. No.23-553,not supplied) provides backup power so the TAD can maintain the correct time and memory information. However, the TAD cannot answer incoming calls and record messages without AC power.

Follow these steps to install the battery.

1.Slide the battery compartment cover (located on the bottom of the TAD) in the direction of the arrow and lift it off.

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2.Snap the battery’s terminals to the connector inside the compartment. Then place the battery inside.

3. Replace the cover

When Lo and the number of calls in memory alternately flash on the display, replace the battery. Be sure the AC adapter’s cord is plugged in so you do not lose the TAD’s stored information.

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USING RESET

If the TAD does not work, press RESET on the back of the TAD to reset the answering machine.

Note: The outgoing message and all information stored in memory are deleted when you pressRESET.

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PREPARATION

SETTING THE DAY AND TIME

The TAD records the day and time of the call with each phone message. Follow these steps to set the day and time.

2.To change the day of the week, within 8 seconds after releasing SET, repeatedly pressREPEAT to move backward orSKIP to move forward until the TAD announces the desired day of the week.

Notes:

To avoid having to reset the day and time if AC power is lost, we recommend you install a backup battery before you set the day and time.

If you do not press a button within 8 seconds at each step, the TAD sounds a three-tonebeep and stops setting the day and time.

The day and time are not set until you complete Step 7.

1.Press and hold SET until the TAD beeps. The TAD announces, “Sunday,” and01 flashes on the display.

Note: If necessary, adjustVOLUME at the right side of the TAD to the desired listening level.

3.Press and release STOP. The TAD beeps once and announces the time format, “AM” or “PM.”

4.To change the hour, repeatedly press REPEAT to move backward orSKIP to move forward to the desired hour.

5.Press and release STOP. The TAD beeps once to confirm the hour setting.

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6.To change the minutes, repeatedly press REPEAT to move backward orSKIP to move forward to the desired minute setting.

Note: To rapidly change the minutes, press and holdREPEAT orSKIP until the desired digits appear.

7.After you set the day of the week, the hour, and the minutes, press STOP to confirm the settings. The TAD beeps and announces the day and time.

To check the current day/time at any time, press SET.

RECORDING THE OUTGOING MESSAGE

“You have reached the Jones residence. We are unable to come to the phone right now, but you may press: 1 to leave a message for John,2 to leave a message for Mary,3 to leave a message for Susan,4 to leave a message for Helen, or you can wait until after the beep to leave a message for John. Please include your name and phone number in your message.”

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

Follow these steps to record your outgoing announcement.

1.Press and hold down ANN. The TAD beeps.

Before you can set the TAD to answer calls, you must record the outgoing message (OGM) the caller hears when the TAD answers a call.

Note: The maximum outgoing message length is 30 seconds.

Since the TAD can receive and save messages for up to four different users, the outgoing announcement should explain how to leave a message for a particular person. For example:

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Note: When memory is full, the TAD announces, “Memory is full,” and you cannot record the outgoing message. You must delete some messages before you can record the outgoing message (see “Deleting Messages”).