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Cat. No. 43-771

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TAD-1010

900 MHz Digital Cordless Telephone

with Digital Multi-User

Answering System

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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.

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 label on the back of the base.

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

Coin-operatedsystems

Party-linesystems

READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

Your TAD conforms to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each device 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 label on the back of the base.

• Most electronic key phone systems

Note: Your telephone operates on standard radio frequencies, as allocated by the FCC. Even though the security 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.

© 1995 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

Radio Shack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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FEATURES

Your Radio Shack TAD-1010900 MHz Digital Cordless Telephone with DigitalMulti-UserAnswering System uses advanced analog cordless telephone technology to give you superior audio quality. It uses the recently allocated 900 MHz band which has less interference and clearer sound and greater range than 46/49 MHz cordless telephones. Its cordless operation lets you move freely about your home or office.

The Telephone Answering Device (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 erased. Because your TAD is fully digital, there are no tape mechanisms to wear out and no tapes to bother with.

The TAD can record messages for four users with individual date/time stamps for each message. The TAD’s 30minute memory capacity means you can store a lot of messages!

Its remote operation features let you access your TAD remotely from a touchtone phone. The TAD guides you through system operation with voice prompts.

Cordless Telephone Features

900 MHz Operation — provides lower interference than 46/49 MHz phones.

Digitally Encoded Signal — prevents other people from picking up your phone’s signal (on scanners, for example) and listening to your conversations.

10 Channels — scans 10 channels (frequency pairs used between the base and the handset) and selects a clear one each time you make or receive a call. You can also manually change channels during a call.

Security Access-ProtectionCode— changes each time you place the handset on the base, to minimize the chances of other cordless phones using your phone line.

Out of Range Signal — the handset beeps to let you know when it is out of the base’s operating range.

Paging System — lets you send a signal from the base to the handset so you can page someone or easily locate the handset when it is away from the base.

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

Privacy — prevents the person on the other end of the phone line from hearing your conversation with someone in the room.

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

Redial — lets you quickly dial the last number dialed.

Hold — lets you place a call on hold.

Programmable Ringer — lets you select from four ringer types and turn the ringer on or off.

Touch-Tone(DTMF) or Pulse Dialing

— lets you use your phone with either type of dialing.

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

Hearing Aid Compatible — lets you use this telephone with hearing aids that have a T (telephone) switch.

TAD Features

Four User Mailboxes — let you store and play back messages for up to four different users. The generic mailbox stores and plays back messages for all users.

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

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

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Digital Volume Control — lets you adjust the playback volume of the recordings on the TAD.

Announcement Only — lets you record an announcement for callers to hear, without recording their messages.

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

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 a security code for remote operation.

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

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.

Adjustable Ring Number — lets you set the TAD to answer after two or four rings.

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Toll-Saver — lets you avoid unnecessarylong-distancecharges when you call by long distance to check your messages.

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.

Important: Cordless phones such as this one require AC power to operate. When AC power is off, you cannot dial out or receive incoming calls using yourTAD-1010.For this reason, the TAD1010 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.

For your records, we recommend you record the TAD’s serial number here. The number is on the base’s label.

Serial Number ________________

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CONTENTS

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

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

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

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Placing the Base on a Desktop .................................................................

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

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Mounting on a Wall Plate ..................................................................

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

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Telephone Preparation ................................................................................

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Installing the Handset Battery Pack .........................................................

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Charging the Handset Battery Pack ........................................................

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Setting the Pulse/Tone Switch .................................................................

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Setting the Telephone Ringer ..................................................................

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Checking the Ringer .........................................................................

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Turning Off the Ringer .......................................................................

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

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Answering/Making a Call .........................................................................

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Adjusting the Handset’s Volume ..............................................................

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

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Using Privacy ...........................................................................................

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

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

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

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Using Page ..............................................................................................

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Changing Channels .................................................................................

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Memory Operation ...................................................................................

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Storing a Number in Memory ............................................................

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Storing a Pause in Memory ...............................................................

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Dialing a Stored Number ...................................................................

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Chain Dialing Service Numbers ........................................................

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TAD Setup and Basic Operation .................................................................

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

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

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

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Setting the Number of Mailboxes ............................................................

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Selecting an Announcement ....................................................................

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Recording an Announcement ...........................................................

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

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

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

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

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Adjusting the TAD’s Volume .....................................................................

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Erasing Messages ....................................................................................

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

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

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Accessing the TAD by Remote .................................................................

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From the Cordless Handset ...............................................................

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From Another Phone Line ..................................................................

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

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Remote Operation Commands ..........................................................

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

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Out of Range Indications ..........................................................................

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Out of Range with No Call .................................................................

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Out of Range with a Call in Progress .................................................

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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

INSTALLING THE

BACKUP BATTERY

If the AC power fails or you unplug the TAD-1010,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.

Follow these steps to install the backup battery.

Cautions:

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

3. Replace the cover.

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.

1.Remove the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the base by sliding the cover in the direction of the arrow.

Note: Ifflashes after installing a fresh backup battery, unplug the AC adapter from the AC outlet (if connected), then reconnect it.

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SELECTING A LOCATION

You can set the TAD-1010’sbase on a flat surface (such as a desktop or countertop), or mount it on a wall plate or directly on the wall. The base’s location affects the phone’s range. If you have a choice of several locations, try each to see which one provides the best performance.

Select a location that is:

Near an AC outlet

Near a modular telephone line jack

Away from electrical machinery, electrical appliances, and metal walls or filing cabinets

Away from wireless intercoms, alarms, and room monitors

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.

Notes:

The phone company charges for the installation of the necessary jacks.

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

PLACING THE BASE ON A DESKTOP

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TO TEL. LINE

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1.Plug one end of the supplied 7-footmodular cord into theTO TEL. LINE jack on the back of theTAD-1010’sbase.

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

3.Plug the TAD-1010’sAC cord into a standard AC outlet.

4.For the best reception, adjust the base’s antenna so it stands straight up.

MOUNTING THE BASE ON A WALL

Using the supplied mounting bracket, you can mount the TAD-1010’sbase on a phone jack wall plate or directly on the wall.

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To prepare the bracket for mounting, twist off the tabs attached to the center of the bracket and press them securely into the holes on the narrow end of the bracket.

Mounting on a Wall Plate

1.Plug one end of the supplied 7-inchmodular cord into theTO TEL. LINE jack.

2.Insert the tabs on the supplied mounting bracket into the slots on the base’s bottom. Then press the bracket down until it snaps into place.

3.Press the AC cord into the top and bottom grooves on the left side of the bracket. Press the modular cord

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into the center groove on the right side of the bracket, then plug the modular cord into the modular phone jack.

4.Line up the keyhole slots on the bracket with the studs on the wall plate, then slide the base down onto the wall plate until it is secure.

5.Press up on the handset holder to remove it, turn it over so its tabbed edge faces up, then press it back down into its slot on the base.

TAD-1010

900MHz DIGITAL TELEPHONE • ANSWERING SYSTE

MULTI-USER

MULTI-USERMAIL BOX

DIGITAL ANSWERING SYSTEM

DIGITAL ANSWERING SYST

MEMO

ANNC.

MEMORY

6.Plug the TAD-1010’sAC cord into a standard AC outlet.