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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 ....................................................................

11

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

12

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.

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6. Plug the adapter into a standard

9. Fully extend the base’s antenna

AC outlet. The POWER indicator

and place it in a vertical position.

on the base lights.

 

7. Plug the other end of the modular cord into a modular phone line jack.

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

REMOVING THE PROTECTIVE SHEET

The base’s digital display is covered with a transparent protective sheet to prevent damage during shipment and installation. After you install the base, peel off the sheet.

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PREPARATION

CONNECTING AND CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK

The TAD-1015comes with a rechargeablenickel-cadmiumbattery pack in the handset. Before using your phone, you must connect the battery, then charge it for about 18 hours.

1.Remove the screw from the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the handset, then press down and slide off the handset’s cover.

2.Plug the battery pack’s plastic connector into the phone’s socket. The connector fits only one way.

3.Replace the cover and tighten the screw.

4.To charge the battery pack, simply place the handset on the base. The CHARGE indicator on the base lights.

Recharge the battery pack when the BATT LOW indicator flashes.

Notes:

If the CHARGE indicator does not light when you place the handset on the base, be sure the battery pack and AC adapter are correctly and securely connected.

When you first use the phone after charging or recharging the battery pack, the phone might not work and you might hear an error tone. If this happens, return the handset to the base for 5 seconds.

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Using a pencil eraser, clean the charging contacts on the handset and the base about once a month to make sure they are not dirty or tarnished.

If the battery pack loses its charge completely, the handset loses the security access-protectioncode it uses to communicate with the base. To reset the security code and recharge the battery pack, place the handset on the base.

The supplied battery pack should last about a year. When the battery pack loses its ability to fully recharge, order a replacement battery pack (see “Replacing the Battery Pack” on Page 31).

About once a month, fully discharge the battery by keeping the handset off the base until the BATT LOW indicator lights. Otherwise, the battery pack loses its ability to fully recharge.

If the BATT LOW indicator does not light, but the phone does not work, recharge the battery pack. (The battery charge might be too low to light the indicator.)

If the battery pack gets weak during a call, a beep sounds about every 30 seconds, and the BATT LOW indicator flashes. If this happens, you cannot make another call using the handset until you recharge the battery pack.

SETTING THE DIALING MODE

Set P∙ ∙T on the back of the base for the type of service you have. If you are not sure which type you have, after you charge the handset battery pack, do this simple test.

1. Set P∙ ∙T toT (tone).

2.Lift the handset or press TALK, and listen for a dial tone.

3.Press any number other than 0.

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Note: If your phone system requires that you dial an access code (9, for example) before you dial an outside number, do not press the access code either.

If the dial tone stops, you have touch-toneservice. LeaveP∙ ∙T set toT.

If the dial tone continues, you have pulse service. Set P∙ ∙T toP (pulse).

4.To hang up, either place the handset on the base or press TALK on the handset.

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TURNING THE BASE’S RINGER OFF/ON

To turn off the base’s ringer, set RINGER on the back of the base toOFF. When a call comes in, any phone connected to the same line as the TAD1015 and the handset (if it is off the base) still ring, but the base does not.

When you want the base to ring again, set RINGERto ON.

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TELEPHONE OPERATION

MAKING AND

RECEIVING CALLS

To make or answer a call, lift the handset. Or, if the handset is off the base, press TALK. The BATT LOW indicator on the handset and the IN USE indicator on the base light.

To end a call, place the handset on the base or press TALK on the handset.

Note: If you pressTALK to hang up and the phone does not disconnect, pressTALK again while holding the handset closer to the base or place the handset on the base.

CHANGING THE

CHANNEL

If you notice interference, static, or noise during a call, press CH (channel) on the handset to find a clearer channel.

The TAD-1015changes to a different channel each time you pressCH.

Note: If the handset is too far from the base, the channel might not change. Move closer to the base and try again.

USING REDIAL

REDIAL lets you dial the last number dialed. When you hear a dial tone, simply pressREDIAL.

Notes:

The redial memory holds up to 32 digits, so you can redial longdistance as well as local numbers.

The redial memory also holds pause entries. See “Entering a Pause” on Page 18.

The redial memory does not store a flash entry or any digits you press after FLASH (see “Using Flash” on Page 16).

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USING FLASH

FLASH performs the electronic equivalent of a switchhook operation for special services, such as Call Waiting.

For example, if you have Call Waiting, press FLASH to answer an incoming call without disconnecting the current call. PressFLASH again to return to the first call.

Note: If you do not have any special phone services, pressingFLASH might disconnect the current call.

USING TONE SERVICES ON A PULSE LINE

Some special services, such as bank- by-phone,require tone signals. If you have pulse service, you can still use these special tone services by following these steps.

1.Be sure P∙ ∙T is set toP (pulse).

2.Lift the handset from the base or press TALK.

3.Dial the service’s main number.

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4.When the service answers, press TONE/. Any additional numbers you dial are sent as tone signals.

5.After you complete the call, return the handset to the base or press TALK. The phone automatically resets to the pulse mode.

PAGING

To send a page from the base to the handset, when the phone is not in use, press PAGE on the base. The handset beeps five times. If you hold downPAGE for more that 2 seconds, the handset beeps until you release it.

Note: Paging does not work while the phone is in use.

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MEMORY DIALING

You can store up to 10 numbers in memory, then dial a stored number by pressing a one-digitmemory location number.

Storing a Number in Memory

1.Lift the handset. If you hear a tone, press TALK to turn it off.

2.Press MEMO. The BATT LOW indicator flashes.

3.Enter the number and any tone or pause entries (see “Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line” on Page 16 and “Entering a Pause” on Page 18).

Notes:

An error tone sounds and the phone exits the programming mode if you wait more than 20 seconds to press a key.

Each number you store can be up to 16 digits long.

Each tone or pause entry uses one digit of memory.

4.Press MEMO, then enter a memory location number(09).A tone sounds to indicate that the number is stored.

Note: If five quick beeps sound, you have made an entry error and the number was not stored. Start again from Step 2.

5.For each stored number, write the person’s or company’s name next to the appropriate location number on the supplied MEMORY directory sticker. (Use a pencil in case you want to change the number later.) Attach the sticker to the phone.

To erase a stored number, simply store a new number in its place. Or, skip Step 3 (press MEMO twice), then press the memory location number (09) you want to clear. A tone sounds.

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Entering a Pause

In some telephone systems, you must dial an access code (9, for example) and wait for a second dial tone before you can dial an outside number. You can store the access code with the phone number. However, you should also store a pause after the access code to allow the outside line time to connect.

To enter a 2-secondpause while storing a phone number, pressPAUSE. For a longer pause, pressPAUSE additional times.

Dialing a Stored Number

To dial a stored number, lift the handset from the base or press TALK. When you hear a dial tone, pressMEMO and enter the memory location number for the number you want to dial.

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Chain-DialingService

Numbers

When calling special services (such as alternate long distance or bank-by-phone), dial the service’s main number first. Then, at the appropriate place in the call, pressMEMO and the number for the location where the additional information is stored.

Testing Stored Emergency

Numbers

If you store an emergency service’s number (police department, fire department, ambulance) and you choose to test the stored number, make the test call during the late evening or early morning hours to avoid peak demand periods. Also, remain on the line to explain the reason for your call.

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TAD OPERATION

You can use the base or the handset to control the TAD. With the handset you set the day and time, the remote operation personal identification number, record outgoing messages and memos, turn the TAD on and off, play messages, and delete messages. At the base you can set the number of rings before the TAD answers an incoming call, set the kind of outgoing message played and the incoming message recording time, turn the TAD on and off, play and delete messages, and adjust the TAD’s volume.

Note: While you are using the base to control the TAD, you can still answer incoming calls. However, if you press TALK on the handset to answer the call, the handset beeps.

The TAD tells you the number of messages you have (if any), then announces the help messages through the handset. Then the TAD beeps when it is ready to accept a command.

Notes:

You can skip the message count and the help messages by immediately entering a command.

If you need help during operation, press HELP/0. The TAD announces the help messages.

When you finish operating the TAD, press REMOTE again so you can use the handset to make and receive calls.

USING THE HANDSET TO CONTROL THE TAD

You control the TAD with the handset. Lift the handset and, if the BATT LOW indicator lights red, press TALK to turn it off. Then pressREMOTE. The BATT LOW indicator on the handset lights green, and three bars flash alternately on the base’s display.

SETTING THE NUMBER OF RINGS

Set the RING TIME switch on the side of the base to select how long the TAD waits before it answers a call (two rings, five rings, ortoll-saver).

Note: If you plan to check your messages by long distance, set the number of rings totoll-saver(see “Using theToll-Saver”on Page 26).

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SETTING THE REMOTE OPERATION PIN

The PIN (personal identification number) permits remote access to the TAD. The PIN can be any number from 00 to 99.

Note: The default setting is 00.

1.Press REMOTE on the handset so the BATT LOW indicator lights green.

2.Press PIN/on the keypad, then enter yourtwo-digitPIN.

3.Press PIN/on the keypad again. A beep sounds and your PIN is stored.

Note: If you make an error, the TAD beeps 5 times. Repeat the steps to enter the number correctly.

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SETTING THE DAY AND TIME

You must set the day and time so the TAD can record the correct day and time of each message.

1.Press REMOTE on the handset so the BATT LOW indicator lights green.

2.Press TIME SET/9 on the keypad. Then enter the day of the week using the number keys.

To Enter:

Press:

 

 

 

 

Sunday

1

 

 

Monday

2

 

 

Tuesday

3

 

 

Wednesday

4

 

 

Thursday

5

 

 

Friday

6

 

 

Saturday

7

 

 

3.Using the number keys, enter the hour. Precede a single-digithour with a zero.

4.Using the number keys, enter the minutes. Precede a single-digitminute with a zero.