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Cat. No. 43-781

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TAD-1009

Digital Telephone Answering System

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FEATURES

Your TAD-1009Digital Telephone Answering System is a sophisticated, fully digital message center.

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. Its features include:

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

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

Announcement-Only— lets you set the TAD to play a message for the caller, then automatically hang up without letting the caller leave a message.

Data Compression — automatically compresses periods of silence to allow up to 16 minutes of message storage.

Adjustable Number of Rings — lets you set the TAD to answer after two to nine rings.

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.

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 3-digit security code for remote operation.

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

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

©1997 Tandy Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Radio Shack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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Outgoing Message Remote Skip —

This TAD has been tested and found to

stops playing your outgoing message

comply with all applicable UL and FCC

during remote operation as soon as

standards.

you enter your remote operation secu-

 

rity code.

 

Phone Pick-UpDetection— stops

 

recording when you pick up any phone

 

on the same line as the TAD, and re-

 

sets to answer the next call.

 

For your records, we suggest you

 

record your TAD’s serial number in the

 

space provided. The serial number ap-

 

pears on the bottom of the TAD.

 

Serial Number ________________

 

Warning: To prevent fire or shock haz-

 

This symbol is intended to alert you

ard, do not expose this product to rain

 

to the presence of uninsulated dan-

or moisture.

 

 

 

gerous voltage within the product’s

 

 

 

enclosure that might be of sufficient

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

magnitude to constitute a risk of

 

CAUTION

 

 

 

electric shock. Do not open the

 

 

 

 

 

product’s case.

 

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.

!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DO NOT OPEN.

 

 

 

This symbol is intended to inform

 

 

 

 

!

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF

 

 

you that important operating and

ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE

 

maintenance instructions are in-

COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICE-

 

 

cluded in the literature accompany-

ABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING

 

 

ing this product.

TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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Turning the TAD On/Off ...................................................................................

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

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

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

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

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Checking/Deleting the Outgoing Announcement ....................................

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

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Checking/Deleting the Memory Full Announcement ..............................

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

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Setting the TAD to Answer/Not Answer Calls ...............................................

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Answering Calls ......................................................................................

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

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Recording the Announcement-OnlyMessage ........................................

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Turning Announcement-OnlyOn/Off ......................................................

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Checking/Deleting the Announcement-OnlyMessage ...........................

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

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

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

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

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Playing Incoming Messages ...................................................................

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Playing 2-WayConversations .................................................................

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Playing Memos .......................................................................................

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

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

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

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Changing the Remote 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.

CONNECTING TO THE TELEPHONE LINE

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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.

CONNECTING

THE AC ADAPTER

Caution: You must use a Class II AC adapter that supplies 12 volts of power, delivers at least 200 milliamps, and has a plug that properly fits the TAD’s12V 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.

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1.Insert the small round plug of the supplied AC adapter into the 12V 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 the ON LINE, MEMO, and PLAY indicators flash six times. Then the TAD beeps once and the ON LINE indicator lights steadily.

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Notes:

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, reset the TAD by unplugging the adapter from the AC outlet and reinserting it.

The TAD cannot operate without AC power.

INSTALLING THE BACKUP BATTERY

If the AC power fails or you unplug the TAD, a 9V backup battery (not supplied) saves the messages and the settings for the day, time, and security code. We recommend you use an alkaline battery, such as Radio Shack Cat. No. 23-553.

1.To remove the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the TAD, remove the screw with a small Phillips screwdriver, then lift off the cover.

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

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3.Replace the cover, then reinsert and tighten the screw.

Replace the battery if the LOW BATT. indicator turns on while the AC adapter is properly connected.

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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.

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PREPARATION

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

Notes:

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

Notes:

Once you turn the TAD on, it is set to answer calls (see “Setting the TAD to Answer/Not Answer Calls”).

You can also turn the TAD on remotely (see “Remote AnswerOn”).

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SETTING THE DAY AND TIME

Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, be sure the TAD is turned on (see “Turning the TAD On/Off”).

TURNING THE TAD

ON/OFF

To turn on the TAD, simply press ON/ OFF so ON LINE turns on.

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To turn the TAD off, press ON/OFF again so ON LINE turns off.

You must set the current day and time so the TAD will record the day and time (date stamp) on each memo, incoming message, and 2-wayconversation it records.

Notes:

If you do not set the date and time, the TAD will not record a date stamp.

In Steps 2-6,you must enter your selection within 7 seconds after the TAD finishes saying the instruction. Otherwise, the TAD beeps three times, then exits the program mode. If this happens, start over again at Step 1.

1.Press PGM/DEL. The TAD beeps once.

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2.Press 1/TIME. The TAD says “Press one for Monday. Press two for Tuesday. Press three for Wednesday. Press four for Thursday. Press five for Friday. Press six for Saturday. Press seven for Sunday.”

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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 “Press one for AM, two for PM.”

Note: If you make an invalid entry (for example,66), the TAD does not respond. Make a correct entry within 7 seconds.

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

To hear the current day of the week and time at any time, press TIME.

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 2-9).

Notes:

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”).

In Steps 2 and 3, you must enter your selection within 7 seconds. otherwise, the TAD beeps three times then exits the programming mode. If this happens, start over again at Step 1.

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1.Press PGM/DEL. The TAD beeps once.

2.Press 3/RING. The TAD beeps once.

3.Enter the number of rings you want (up to 9). The TAD repeats the number, then beeps twice.

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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.

Follow these steps to record your outgoing announcement.

1.Press and hold OGM (outgoing message) until the TAD beeps and the ON LINE indicator flashes.

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2.Release OGM and record your announcement. Speak into the TAD from about 12 inches away.

Note: The outgoing message must be at least 2 seconds long for proper remote operation.

3.When you finish speaking, press ON/OFF. The TAD beeps once, the announcement plays, then the ON LINE indicator stops flashing and the TAD beeps once more.

Note: To change the outgoing announcement, you can repeat these steps to record over the current one, or delete the current one so the TAD once again uses itsbuilt-inoutgoing announcement (see “Checking/Deleting the Outgoing Announcement”).

Checking/Deleting the

Outgoing Announcement

You can press OGM at any time to play the outgoing announcement. AdjustVOLUME on the side of the TAD to a comfortable listening level.

To stop listening to the outgoing announcement before it ends, press ON/ OFF.

To delete your recorded outgoing announcement, press PGM/DEL while the TAD is playing it. The TAD beeps twice and is then set to use itsbuilt-inannouncement.