Radio Shack TAD-1027 User Manual

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Cat. No. 43-787

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TAD-1027

Digital Telephone Answering System

with Day/Time Voice Stamp

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack TAD-1027Digital Telephone Answering System with Day/ Time Voice Stamp is ahigh-qualityfullydigital telephone answering device withtouch-toneremote control. Fully digital means theTAD-1027stores all messages on a computer chip — there are no tape mechanisms to wear out and no tapes to bother with. This gives you capabilities thattape-basedanswering machines do not have. For example, you can move quickly from message to message without listening to every one.

The TAD-1027’s14-minutememory capacity lets you store more messages than many other TADs (telephone answering devices). And, its unique, spacesaving design makes it ideal for any desk or nightstand. YourTAD-1027’sremote control features let you retrieve messages from almost anytouch-tonephone. With an optional pocket tone dialer, you can even use it from a rotary phone.

Your TAD-1027’sfeatures include:

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

User-Selectable3-DigitRemote Operation Security Code— helps prevent unauthorized remote operation.

Digital Outgoing Message — gives you a clear outgoing message that can be up to 60 seconds long.

Digital Incoming Message Storage — stores incoming messages of up to 60 seconds on a computer chip making it easy to quickly access the message you want.

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

Adjustable Ring Selection — lets you set the TAD-1027 to answer the telephone after four or seven rings.

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

Call Screening — lets you listen to incoming calls so you can decide whether or not to answer.

Phone Pickup Detection — automatically stops the TAD-1027 and resets it if you answer a call after the TAD answers.

Memo Recording — lets you leave memos as messages on theTAD-1027.

© 1997, 1998 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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To take advantage of all the TAD-1027’sfeatures, we recommend that you read this manual completely before you use the TAD.

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

WARNING: To reduce the risk of 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.

READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

Your TAD-1027conforms 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’sringer 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-1027complies with Part 68 ofFCC 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-1027to any of the following:

Coin-operatedsystems

Party-linesystems

Most electronic key phone systems

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CONTENTS

 

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

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Choosing a Location .........................................................................................

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

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

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Connecting to Power ........................................................................................

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

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

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Recording the Outgoing Message ....................................................................

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

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

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Setting the TAD-1027to Answer Calls ...........................................................

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

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

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

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Repeating Messages ...............................................................................

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Skipping Messages ..................................................................................

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Pausing Message Playback .....................................................................

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Stopping Message Playback ....................................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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Remote Command Codes ........................................................................

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

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Resetting the TAD-1027 .................................................................................

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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

CHOOSING A LOCATION

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

Your TAD-1027connects directly to a modular telephone line jack. If the telephone 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 telephone company update the wiring for you. The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C.

INSTALLING THE

BACKUP BATTERY

The TAD requires AC power to operate. However, if AC power fails or you unplug the TAD-1027,a9-voltbackup battery (not supplied) saves the messages and the settings for the day, time, and remote operation security code. We recommend you use an alkaline battery, such as RadioShack Cat. No.23-553.

Warning: If the TAD’s modular line cord is already connected to the telephone line jack, disconnect it before you install the backup battery. This reduces the risk of electric shock.

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

Note: The TAD cannot answer and record incoming calls without AC power.

Follow these steps to install the backup battery.

1.Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow, then lift off the cover.

Illus. showing removal of battery compartment cover.

2.Snap the battery’s contacts firmly to the TAD-1027’sconnector and place the battery into the compartment.

Illus. showing connection of connector to battery terminals.

3. Replace the cover.

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CONNECTING TO THE TELEPHONE LINE

To connect the TAD-1027to the phone line, plug one end of the supplied modular telephone cord into theTO LINE jack. Then plug the other end into a modular phone jack.

Illus. of TO LINE jack and connection to a modular jack.

CONNECTING TO POWER

Note: AdjustVOLUME to the middle position before connecting power.

Illus. of VOLUME switch.

Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the AC 9V/440mA jack on the back of theTAD-1027.Then plug the adapter’s other end into a standard AC outlet.

You can connect a telephone to the TO TEL jack using a second modular telephone cord (not supplied).

Illus. of TO SET jack and connection to a phone. Show other phone cord already connected.

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Illus. of AC 9V/440mA jack. Show other phone cords already connected.

Caution: The supplied adapter supplies 9 volts AC, delivers at least 440 milliamps, and has a plug which properly fits theTAD-1027’sAC 9V/440mA jack. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications might damage the TAD or the adapter.

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When you first connect power, the PLAY/ SKIP indicator flashes rapidly (until you record the outgoing message), the ANSWER indicator flashes (until you install a backup battery), and the TAD-1027automatically runs aself-test.You cannot operate the TAD during this test. When the test is complete, theTAD-1027beeps once and announces, “Answer off.”

Illus. of ANSWER and

PLAY/SKIP indicators.

When the battery is weak or not installed, the ANSWER indicator flashes and pauses, flashes and pauses, until you install a fresh battery. Be sure the AC adapter’s cord is plugged in so you do not lose the TAD-1027’sstored information, then replace the battery.

Caution: Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly.

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PREPARATION

SETTING THE DAY AND TIME

Follow these steps to set the current day and time so the TAD-1027records the correct day and time of the call with each phone message.

Note: If you do not complete each step within 8 seconds, theTAD-1027sounds athree-tonebeep and stops setting the day and time. Start again at Step 1.

1.Use a straightened paper clip to hold down CLOCK until the TAD1027 beeps. The TAD then announces, “Sunday.”

Illus. showing CLOCK switch.

Illus. showing OGM/REPEAT and PLAY/SKIP.

3.Press ANSWER/STOP/DELETE. The TAD-1027 beeps once and announces the hour and “AM” or “PM.”

Illus. showing ANSWER/

STOP/DELETE.

Note: If necessary, adjustVOLUME.

2.To change the day of the week, repeatedly press OGM/REPEAT to move backward orPLAY/SKIP to move forward until the TAD announces the desired day of the week.

4.To change the hour, repeatedly press OGM/REPEAT to move backward orPLAY/SKIP to move forward to the desired hour.

5.Press ANSWER/STOP/DELETE. The TAD-1027 beeps once and announces the minutes.

6.To change the minutes, repeatedly press OGM/REPEAT to move backward orPLAY/SKIP to move forward to the desired minute.

Note: You can hold down OGM/ REPEATor PLAY/SKIPto move the minutes in 10-minute increments.

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7.When you finish, press ANSWER/ STOP/DELETE to confirm the settings. TheTAD-1027beeps and announces the day and time.

To check the current day/time, use a straightened paper clip to press CLOCK.

RECORDING THE OUTGOING MESSAGE

Before you can set the TAD-1027to answer calls, you must record the outgoing message (OGM) the caller hears when the TAD answers a call. Your outgoing message can be up to 60 seconds long.

1.Hold down OGM/REPEAT until theTAD-1027beeps.

Note: If memory is full, the PLAY/ SKIP indicator flashes, the TAD1027 announces, “Memory is full,” and you cannot record the outgoing message. Delete old messages to make room in memory (see “Deleting Messages” on Page 11).

2.Speak in a normal voice about 8 inches away from the microphone on the front of the TAD.

Illus. showing microphone.

Microphone

Ask for the caller’s name, phone number, and message.

Important: Do not tell callers you are not home. Instead, say that you cannot come to the phone right now.

3.The TAD-1027 automatically stops recording after 60 seconds, or you can press ANSWER/STOP/DELETEwhen you finish the message. The TAD-1027 beeps and automatically plays back the outgoing message.

To play the outgoing message at any time, press OGM/REPEAT. If no outgoing message is recorded, theTAD-1027says, “No announcement.”

SETTING THE NUMBER OF RINGS

The ring select 4/7/TS switch controls how long theTAD-1027waits before it answers a call. Slide the switch to the appropriate position.

Illus. showing 4/7/TS switch.

4 — TheTAD-1027answers after four rings.

7 — TheTAD-1027answers after seven rings.

TS (Toll Saver) — If there are new messages, theTAD-1027answers after two rings. Otherwise, the TAD answers after four rings.

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BASIC OPERATION

SETTING THE TAD-1027TO ANSWER CALLS

To set the TAD-1027 to answer calls, press ANSWER/STOP/DELETE.

If an outgoing message is recorded, the TAD-1027announces, “Answer on,” and the ANSWER indicator lights.

If no outgoing message is recorded, the TAD-1027says, “Answer off, no announcement” (see “Recording the Outgoing Message” on Page 9).

To have the TAD-1027 not answer calls, press ANSWER/STOP/DELETEagain. The TAD announces, “Answer off,” and the ANSWER indicator turns off.

There are more than 8 seconds of silence.

You pick up any phone on the same phone line as the TAD (see “Screening Calls”).

Note: The PLAY/SKIP indicator flashes when a new message is recorded. After the new message is played, the PLAY/ SKIP indicator lights.

SCREENING CALLS

To screen calls, let the TAD-1027answer them, then listen to the caller’s message through the TAD’s speaker. If you decide to answer the call, pick up any phone on the same phone line as the TAD. The TAD stops recording and resets to answer the next call.

RECORDING INCOMING MESSAGES

Each incoming message can be up to 60 seconds long.

The TAD hangs up and resets to answer the next call when:

The caller hangs up.

The maximum message length (60 seconds) is reached.

Note: If you pick up the phone just as theTAD-1027answers, the TAD might not stop playing the outgoing message. If this happens, pressANSWER/STOP/DELETE to stop the TAD.

If you do not want to take the call, do not pick up the handset, and let the TAD1027 finish recording the caller’s message.

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