Radio Shack TAD-716 User Manual

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OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TAD-716

Single Microcassette

Answering System

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.

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panying this product.

© 1999 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack TAD-716Single Microcassette Answering System is ideal for your home or office. It is easy to use and has the following features.

Single Microcassette Operation — lets you store your messages.

One Button Operation — easy to use.

Remote Operation — lets you use atouch-tonephone (or rotary phone and pocket tone dialer) to enter a3-digitremote operation security code so you can play back or record messages while you are away from your home or office.

Remote Answer-On — lets you call from a remote location to set theTAD-716to answer calls.

Call Monitor — lets you listen while a caller leaves a message so you can decide if you want to answer the call.

Auto Toll Saver — lets you avoid unnecessary toll charges when you calllong-distanceto check your messages.

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Broken Tape Detection/Indication — sounds a continuous tone to alert you when the tape is broken or not inserted properly.

Tape Full Detection — signal caller when the message capacity is full.

VOX (Voice-ActivatedRecording)— stops recording after 7 seconds of silence to conserve tape space for other messages.

Auto Reset — stops recording when you pick up any phone on the same phone line and resets to answer the next call.

Message Indicator — flashes to indicate the number of incoming calls recorded (up to 4). It flashes continuously if there are more than 4 calls or if there are messages recorded when a power failure occurs.

This answering system is ETL listed and complies with all applicable FCC standards.

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READ THIS FIRST

We have designed the TAD-716to conform 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 bottom of theTAD-716.

If you are using more than one device on the line, add up all the RENs. If the total is more than five (three in rural areas), your phones might not ring and the TAD-716might not answer. If ringer operation is impaired, remove a device from the telephone line.

FCC STATEMENT

The TAD-716complies 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 bottom of theTAD-716.

Note: You must not connect theTAD-716to:

coin-operatedsystems

party-linesystems

most electronic key phone systems

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CONTENTS

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

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

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Loading the Cassette ..............................................

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

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

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Connecting to the Phone Line ..............................

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

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

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

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To Pause During Playback .............................

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To Fast-ForwardDuring Playback ..................

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To Rewind During Playback ...........................

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Saving Messages .................................................

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Power Failure Protection ......................................

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Resetting the TAD-716 .........................................

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

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Remote Security Code .........................................

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Remote Activation ................................................

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Remote Message Playback ..................................

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Remote Message Erase .......................................

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Toll Saver ..............................................................

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

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

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Cleaning the Tape-HandlingParts ........................

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

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

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PREPARATION

SELECTING A LOCATION

The TAD-716is designed to rest on a flat surface such as a desktop or countertop. Select a location that is:

near an accessible AC outlet

near a modular telephone line jack

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.

LOADING THE CASSETTE

The TAD-716comes with aMC-20cassette tape (10 minutes of recording time per side). You can buy additional and different length cassettes at your local RadioShack store.

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1.Turn the supplied cassette's hub with a pencil to take up any tape slack.

2.Lift open the cassette compartment door, then remove and discard the tape card from inside the compartment.

3.Put the cassette in the compartment with its full reel at the left side and its open edge to the left of the TAD-716.

4.Close the compartment door.

Notes:

You can turn the tape over and record on the other side. This lets you save any messages recorded on the first side while using the tape to record more messages.

Replace the tape at least once a year.

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CONNECTING POWER

1.Plug the supplied AC adapter into a standard AC outlet.

2.Rotate VOLUME counterclockwise until it clicks to turn on theTAD-716.

The message indicator turns on while the TAD-716checks for an outgoing message.

If an outgoing message is already recorded, the TAD-716automatically plays it back. If there is no outgoing message, theTAD-716sounds a beep every 5 seconds until you record a message (see “Recording the Outgoing Message” on Page 10).

Note: If the cassette tape is broken or is not inserted properly, theTAD-716sounds a continuous low tone when it is connected to power. To stop the tone, unplug the adapter from the AC outlet. Reinsert or replace the tape, then plug the adapter back into the AC outlet.

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RECORDING THE OUTGOING MESSAGE

Before you can use the TAD-716,you must record the outgoing message. The maximum length for your outgoing message is 60 seconds.

Hint: To help protect your home or office, do not tell callers you are away. Instead, say you cannot come to the phone at this time.

Follow these steps to record an outgoing message.

1.If the TAD-716is off, rotateVOLUME counterclockwise until it clicks to turn it on. The message indicator turns on.

Note: If the new message indicator is flashing, pressPLAY to play all messages before you record a new announcement. Recording an outgoing message erases any stored messages.

2.Lift open the cassette compartment door.

3. Hold down OGM REC. When the message indicator begins flashing, speak clearly towards thebuilt-inmicrophone.

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