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Cat. No. 43-786

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TAD-1026

Digital Answering System Telephone with Dual Announcements

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack TAD-1026Digital Answering System Telephone with Dual Announcements is a combination multifeature telephone and high quality answering system. Your TAD’s remote control feature lets you retrieve messages from almost anytouch-tonephone. (With an optional pocket tone dialer, you can even use it from a rotary phone.)

Digital means 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-1026’s14-minutememory capacity lets you store a lot of messages. And, its unique,space-savingdesign makes it ideal for any office or nightstand.

Note: YourTAD-1026requires a 9V battery for memory backup.

Answering System Features

Dual Outgoing Message Capacity — lets you choose between playing an outgoing message then recording the call-

er’s message, or just playing an announcement without recording a message. And, when the TAD’s memory is full, it switches automatically to just playing an announcement.

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

Two-WayRecording— lets you record both sides of your phone conversation.

Call/Message Counter — shows the current number of messages.

Call Break-Through(CBT) with Programmable Code— alerts you when the caller enters a preset code during the outgoing message.

Redial — dials the last number you dialed with the touch of a single button.

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

ANSWER Button — lets you turn the answering system on or off.

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

© 1997 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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© 1997 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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Toll Saver — lets you avoid unnecessarylong-distancecharges when you call bylong-distanceto check messages.

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

Call Screening — lets you listen while the caller leaves a message so you can decide whether or not to answer the call.

Phone Pick-UpDetection— stops recording when you pick up any phone on the same line as the TAD (including the TAD’s handset), and resets to answer the next call.

Memo Recording — lets you leave messages for yourself or others in your home or office.

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

Remote On/Off — lets you turn the TAD on or off when you are away from your home or office.

Telephone Features

Priority Memory Dialing — lets you store a phone number in one of three

memory locations and call that number with the touch of a button.

10 Indirect Memory Locations — let you quickly dial frequently-called numbers.

Flash — sends an electronic switchhook signal for specialized telephone services such as Call Waiting.

Privacy — lets you talk to someone else in the room without being overheard by the person on the phone.

Pause — lets you store a pause in a memory number.

TONE Button — lets you use computerized tone services with a pulse line.

Hold — lets you put a call on hold; an indicator lights to remind you the call is on hold.

Ringer Volume Switch — lets you adjust the ringer’s loudness or turn it off.

Handset Volume Control — lets you adjust the handset’s volume.

Hearing-AidCompatibility— lets you use the phone with any hearing aid that has a T (telephone) switch.

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This TAD is ETL listed to UL standards and meets all applicable FCC standards.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of 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 included in the

literature accompanying this product.

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

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line draws power from the phone line. We refer to this power draw is the device’s ringer equivalence number, or REN. The REN is on the label on the bottom of the TAD.

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 (or three in rural areas), your phone(s) might not ring and your TAD might not answer. If ringer operation is impaired, remove a device from the line.

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 are on the label on the bottom of the TAD.

You must not connect the TAD to any of the following:

Coin-operatedsystems

Party-linesystems

Most electronic key phone systems

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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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On a Desk Top ............................................................................................

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On a Wall Plate ...........................................................................................

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Directly on a Wall ........................................................................................

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Connecting Power .............................................................................................

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Connecting the Handset Cord ...........................................................................

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

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

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Setting the Ringer’s Volume ............................................................................

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

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Setting the Handset Volume ............................................................................

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Using REDIAL .................................................................................................

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Using FLASH ...................................................................................................

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Using PRIVACY ...............................................................................................

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Using HOLD ....................................................................................................

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

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

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

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

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Recording the Outgoing Messages .................................................................

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

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

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To Answer and Record .............................................................................

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To Announce Only ....................................................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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Recording a Conversation ...............................................................................

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Using Call Break-Through ...............................................................................

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Changing the CBT Code ...........................................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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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

INSTALLING THE

BACKUP BATTERY

The TAD-1026’sanswering system requires AC power to operate. However, if 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 RadioShack Cat. No.23-553.

Caution: Always use a fresh battery of the required size and recommended type.

Follow these steps to install the backup battery.

1.Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws on the battery compartment cover and remove the cover

ment. A1,A2,CL, and0 alternately appear.

illustration

3. Replace the cover.

When the battery is low and needs replacing, Lo appears on the display. Be sure the AC adapter’s cord is plugged in so you do not lose the TAD’s stored information, then replace the battery.

Caution: Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly.

illustration

2.Snap the battery connector’s contacts firmly onto the battery, then place the battery into the compart-

MOUNTING THE TAD

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

Your TAD connects directly to a modular phone line jack. If the 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

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wiring for you. The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C, or RJ11W for a wall plate jack.

Caution: The supplied adapter supplies 9 volts AC, delivers at least 400 milliamps, and has a plug which properly fits the TAD’sDC 9V jack. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications might damage the TAD or the adapter.

On a Desk Top

Follow these steps when you place the TAD on a desk, shelf, or table.

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

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

3.Plug one end of the supplied coiled cord into the jack on the left side of the TAD-1026.Plug the other end

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into the handset’s jack and place the handset on the TAD.

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

DC 9V Jack

illustration

When you first connect power, the TAD beeps once and the message counter counts up from 0 to 10. Then the TAD beeps. A1,A2,Lo,CL and0 alternately appear to indicate that no outgoing messages are recorded, and the day/time stamp is not set.

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On a Wall Plate

1.Plug one end of the supplied short modular cord into the TEL. LINE jack on the top of the TAD.

2.Route the cord into the groove on the phone’s base.

3.Position the phone’s base close to the wall plate and plug the other end of the short modular cord into the wall plate jack.

4.Align the wall plate studs with the TAD’s keyhole slots and slide the TAD downward to secure it.

5.Plug one end of the supplied coiled cord into the jack on the left side of the TAD-1026.Plug the other end into the handset’s jack.

6.Insert the supplied adapter’s barrel plug into the DC 9V jack on the top

of the TAD. Then plug the adapter’s other end into a standard AC outlet.

DC 9V Jack

illustration

When you first connect power, the TAD beeps once and the message counter counts up from 0 to 10. Then the TAD beeps. A1,A2,CL and0 alternately appear to indicate that no outgoing messages are recorded, and the day/time stamp is not set.

7.Slide the handset clip up and out of its retaining slot, rotate it 180°, then slide the clip back into its slot. Place the handset on the TAD.

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Directly on a Wall

For this mounting method, you need two flat-headwood screws (not supplied) with heads that fit into the keyhole slots on the bottom of the TAD.

1. Drill two holes 315/16

3/16

inches

(100

mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

apart.

Then

thread a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

screw

(not

supplied)

 

 

 

 

 

into each hole

letting 315/

 

16

 

 

 

the

heads

 

extend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

about 3/16 of an inch

 

 

 

 

 

(5mm) from the wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.Plug one end of the supplied long modular cord into the TEL. LINE jack on the top of the TAD.

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

4.Align the two screws with the keyhole slots on the bottom of the TAD. Slide the TAD down onto the screws to secure the TAD to the wall.

5.Plug one end of the supplied coiled cord into the jack on the left side of the TAD-1026.Plug the other end into the handset’s jack.

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

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When you first connect power, the TAD beeps once and the message counter counts up from 0 to 10. Then the TAD beeps. A1,A2,CL and0 alternately appear to indicate that no outgoing messages are recorded, and the day/time stamp is not set.

7.Slide the handset clip up and out of its retaining slot, rotate it 180°, then slide the clip back into its slot. Hang the handset on the base.

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SETTING THE DIALING MODE

Set T/P (tone/pulse) on the top of theTAD-1026for the type of service you have. If you are not sure which type you have, do this test.