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Cat. No. 43-732

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TAD-732

900 MHz Digital Answering System

with 20-ChannelCordless Telephone

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack TAD-732900 MHz Digital Answering System uses advanced cordless telephone technology to give you superior audio quality. Its cordless operation lets you move freely around your home or office.

The TAD-732stores all messages on a computer chip. This gives you better performance thantape-basedanswering machines. For example, you can delete an individual message while saving the rest. Because your TAD is fully digital, there are no tapes to bother with and no tape mechanisms to wear out.

You can operate the TAD-732remotely from atouch-tonephone, even if it is not turned on.

TAD Features

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

Two User Mailboxes and a Message Center — stores messages (each up to 60 seconds long) in one of the user mailboxes or in the general message center.

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

Pre-RecordedMessage— gives you the option of using the TAD-732’s existing outgoing message or recording your own (up to 60 seconds long).

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

LED 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.

Remote Answer-On — lets you turn on the TAD from a remote location even when it is not set to answer calls.

Programmable Remote Operation Security Code — you can set a two-digit security code for remote operation.

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 four or seven rings.

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

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All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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ANSWER Button — lets you turn the TAD on or off without disconnecting it.

Phone Pick-UpDetection— stops recording when you pick up any phone on the same line as the TAD.

Telephone Features

900 MHz Operation — provides better sound and less interference than many other cordless phones.

20 Channels — automatically selects a clear channel when you make or answer a call. You can also manually change channels during a call.

Security Access-ProtectionCode— helps prevent other cordless phones from using your phone line while the handset is off the base.

9-NumberMemory Dialing— lets you store up to 9 phone numbers in memory for easy dialing.

Page — lets you send a paging signal from the base to the handset to page someone or 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.

Redial — lets you quickly dial the last number dialed.

Mute — prevents the person on the other end of the phone line from hearing

your conversation with someone in the room.

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

Headset Jack — lets you connect an optional headset (available at your local RadioShack store) forhands-freeconvenience.

Detachable Belt Clip — lets you hang the handset on your belt for easy portability.

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

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Warning: To prevent 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.

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

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

Serial Number ________________

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-732.For this reason, theTAD-732should 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 TAD-732conforms to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each device you connect to the telephone line draws power from the telephone line. We refer to this power draw as the device’sringer 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

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ringer operation. If ringer operation is impaired, remove a device from the line.

FCC STATEMENT

Your TAD-732complies with Part 68 ofFCC 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

 

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

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

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Installing the Handset’s Antenna ........................................................................

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Installing the Phone ............................................................................................

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Placing the Base on a Desk Top ..................................................................

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

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

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Turning the Ringers Off or On ..........................................................................

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

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

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With the Handset .......................................................................................

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With the Base ............................................................................................

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

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Making and Receiving a Call ............................................................................

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Setting the Handset’s Volume ..........................................................................

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

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Using Redial .....................................................................................................

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Using Flash ......................................................................................................

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Using Mute .......................................................................................................

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

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Using Page........................................................................................................

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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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Using an Optional Headset ..............................................................................

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Removing the Belt Clip .....................................................................................

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

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

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Using the Mailboxes .........................................................................................

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

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Using the Handset .....................................................................................

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Deleting an Outgoing Message .................................................................

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Using the Announce-OnlyFeature ...................................................................

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

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

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

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

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Using the Handset .....................................................................................

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

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

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

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

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Using Toll-Saver ...............................................................................................

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

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

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Remote Commands ...................................................................................

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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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PREPARATION

SELECTING A LOCATION

You can place the phone on a desk top or table, mount it on a standard wall plate, or mount it directly on the wall. Select a location that is:

near an AC outlet

near a telephone line jack

out of the way of normal activities

away from electrical machinery, electrical appliances, metal walls or filing cabinets, wireless intercoms, alarms, and room monitors

The base’s location affects the phone’s range. If you have a choice of several locations, try each to see which provides the best performance.

Caution: The supplied AC adapter was designed specifically for yourTAD-732.Use only the supplied adapter.

INSTALLING THE HANDSET’S ANTENNA

Screw the antenna into the hole at the top of the handset.

Notes:

Your telephone connects directly to a modular telephone line jack. If your phone line jack is not a modular jack, you can update 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 (RJ11W if you want to mount it on a wall plate).

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INSTALLING THE PHONE

Placing the Base on a

Desk Top

1.Remove the mounting bracket by holding in both tabs and gently pulling out the wide end of the bracket.

2.Plug one end of the supplied long modular cord into the telephone jack on the back of the base.

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

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

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

6.Insert the tabs on the narrow end of the bracket into the inner pair of slots near the bottom of the base as shown and snap the tabs at the wide end of the bracket into place.

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7.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet. The TAD-732beeps and00 appears.

8.Raise the base’s antenna to a vertical position.

2.Plug one end of the supplied short modular cord into the telephone jack on the back of the base.

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

Mounting the Base on a Wall Plate

1.Remove the mounting bracket by holding in both tabs and gently pulling out the wide end of the bracket.

4.Route the modular cord through the left groove on the bottom of the base and the adapter cord through the groove below the strain relief slot.

Strain

Relief

Slot

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5.Route the end of the modular cord through the hole in the bracket, and insert the tabs on the narrow end of the bracket into the inner pair of slots near the top of the base as shown.

6.Snap the tabs at the wide end of the bracket into place.

8.Plug the AC adapter into a standard AC outlet. The TAD-732beeps and00 appears.

9.Raise the base’s antenna to a vertical position.

7.Plug the modular cord into the wall plate jack. Align the base’s keyhole slots with the wall plate studs and slide the base downward to secure it.

Mounting the Base Directly on the Wall

To mount the base directly on the wall, you need two screws (not supplied) with heads that fit into the keyhole slots on the bottom of the base.

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