Radio Shack TAD-1015 User Manual

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Cat. No. 43-774

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TAD-1015

25-ChannelCordless Telephone

High-CapacityDigital Answering System

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack TAD-101525Channel Cordless Telephone HighCapacity Digital Answering System uses advanced analog cordless telephone technology to give you superior audio quality. Its cordless operation lets you move freely around your home or office.

The TAD (Telephone Answering Device) stores all messages on a computer chip. This gives you advanced capabilities over tape-basedanswering machines. For example, you can delete individual messages while the rest are saved. Because your TAD is fully digital, there are no tapes to bother with, no tape mechanisms to wear out, and no lost messages if power fails.

Its remote operation feature lets you access your TAD from a touch-tonephone, and guides you through system operation with voice prompts.

Telephone Features

25 Channels — lets you change to another channel if you hear interference.

Security Access-ProtectionCode

— minimizes the chances of other cordless phones using your phone line.

Redial — lets you quickly dial the last number dialed.

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

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.

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

Tone or Pulse Dialing — lets you use your phone with either type of dialing.

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

TAD Features

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

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

Digital Volume Control — lets you adjust the volume of incoming message playback.

Pre-recordedMessages— give you the option of using existing outgoing messages or recording your own.

© 1997 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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

LED Digital 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 PIN — you can set a two digit personal identification number (PIN) for secure remote operation.

Remote Answer-On— lets you call the TAD from a remote location even when it is not set 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 five rings.

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.

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

Serial Number ________________

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

Warning: To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.

 

CAUTION

!

 

 

 

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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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-1015.For this reason, theTAD-1015should 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.

READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

Your telephone 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.

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 and your answering system might not answer. 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. 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

Most electronic key phone systems

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

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CONTENTS

 

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

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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 Plate ...........................................................

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

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Removing the Protective Sheet ....................................................................

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

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Connecting and Charging the Battery Pack ..................................................

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

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Turning the Base’s Ringer Off/On .................................................................

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

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Making and Receiving Calls ..........................................................................

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

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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 Stored Number ........................................................................

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Chain-DialingService Numbers .............................................................

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Testing Stored Emergency Numbers ......................................................

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TAD Operation ...................................................................................................

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Using the Handset to Control the TAD ..........................................................

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

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Setting the Remote Operation PIN ...............................................................

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

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Selecting an Outgoing Message ...................................................................

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Recording an Outgoing Message ...........................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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INSTALLATION

SELECTING A

Placing the Base

LOCATION

on a Desktop

You can set the TAD-1015’sbase on a flat surface (such as a desk or counter top), or mount it on a wall plate or directly on the wall. The base’s location affects the phone’s range, so if you have a choice of several locations, try each to see which gives 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 RadioShack store. Or, you can let the phone company update the wiring for you. The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C.

1.Plug one end of the supplied modular cord into the TEL LINE jack on the back of the base.

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

3.Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack on the back of the base.

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4.Route the adapter’s cord through the strain relief slot on the back of the base.

Strain Relief Slot

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

6.Fully extend the base’s antenna and place it in a vertical position.

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Mounting the Base on a Wall Plate

To make this connection, you need a short modular cord, such as RadioShack Cat. No. 279-390(not supplied).

1.Plug one end of the modular cord into the TEL LINE jack on the back of the base.

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

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

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

Upper

Grooves

Lower

Groove

4.Plug the modular cord’s other end into the wall plate jack, then align the base’s keyhole slots with the wall plate studs and slide the base downward to secure it.

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

7.Fully extend the base’s antenna and raise it to a vertical position.

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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

 

 

 

 

 

5/16

inches apart. Then

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thread a screw into

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

each hole,

letting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the heads

extend 315/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

about 5/16 inch from

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.Plug one end of the modular cord into the TEL LINE jack on the back of the base.

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

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4.Route the adapter and modular cords through the upper and lower grooves on the bottom of the base.

Upper

Grooves

Lower

Grooves

5.Align the keyhole slots with the mounting screws and slide the base downward to secure it.