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Cat. No. 43-739

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TAD-739

Two-Line

Digital Telephone Answering System

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FEATURES

Your TAD-739Two-LineDigital Telephone Answering System is a sophisticated, fully digital message center that records messages for up to two lines telephones.

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 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.

The TAD-739has these features:

Two-LineTelephone Answering System— lets you connect the TAD to up to two telephone lines.

High Capacity — lets you record up to 32 minutes of messages and memos in total.

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

Call Breakthrough (CBT) with Programmable Code — alerts you to an important call when the caller enters a preset code during the outgoing message.

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

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

Dual Outgoing Messages — you can record two outgoing messages of up to about 32 seconds each: one for when you want callers to leave a message, the other for when you want to play an announcement without recording callers’ messages.

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

Toll-Saver — lets you avoid unnecessary toll charges when you call by longdistance to check your messages.

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.

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

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

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LED Message Counter — shows the number of messages the TAD has recorded.

Programmable Remote Operation Security Code — lets you set your own security code for remote operation.

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

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

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

Your TAD-739is ETL listed to UL standards and meets all applicable FCC standards.

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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READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

Your TAD-739conforms to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each device that you connect to the phone line draws power from the line. We refer to this power draw as the device’sringer equivalence number, or REN. The REN is shown on the label on the bottom of your TAD.

If you are using more than one device on the line, add up all the RENs. If the total is more than five, your phone might not ring and your TAD might not answer. In rural areas, a total REN of three might impair ringer operation. If ringer operation is impaired, remove one of the devices from the line.

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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 appear on the bottom of your TAD.

Note: You must not connect your TAD to:

coin-operatedsystems

party-linesystems

most electronic key phone systems

This device compiles with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference.

This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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CONTENTS

 

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

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Connecting to the Telephone Line(s) ..................................................................

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Connecting the AC Adapter ................................................................................

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Installing a Backup Battery .................................................................................

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

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

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Checking the Outgoing Messages .............................................................

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

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

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

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Incoming Message Recording ..........................................................................

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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 Breakthrough ..................................................................................

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

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

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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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PREPARATION

Select a location for the TAD that is near modular telephone line jack(s) and an AC outlet, and is not in the way of normal activities.

CONNECTING TO THE TELEPHONE LINE(S)

Your TAD connects to your phone(s) and phone line(s) using up to four modular telephone line connectors. If your phone line(s) do not have modular jacks, you can update the wiring yourself using adapters available at your local RadioShack store. Or, you can have the telephone company update your telephone wiring for you.

Notes:

If you connect the TAD to only one phone line, the TAD records messages for that line only.

The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C (for a single-linephone jack) or RJ14C (for atwo-linephone jack).

The following illustrations show the possible connections, depending on your telephone and phone line setup:

For a Two-LinePhone and aTwo-LinePhone Jack

For a Two-LinePhone and TwoSingle-LinePhone Jacks

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For a Single-LinePhone and aTwo-LinePhone Jack

For Two Single-LinePhones and aTwo-LinePhone Jack

For Two Single-LinePhones and TwoSingle-LinePhone Jacks

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CONNECTING THE AC ADAPTER

Caution: The supplied AC adapter was designed specifically for yourTAD-739.Use only the supplied adapter.

AC 9V

1.Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the AC 9V jack on the back of the TAD.

2.Plug the other end of the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

When you first connect power, the TAD announces “Please wait,” then runs a self-testfor about 34 seconds. After the test, the TAD beeps andLo,L1,A1,A2,L2,A1,A2,0 alternately appear in the message counter window.

Note: The TAD’s message counter window usually shows the number of messages. That number alternates with other displays to tell you the status of the TAD.

L1 appears if you have not recorded the announcement (outgoing message) 1 and/or announcement 2 in line 1.

L2 appears if you have not recorded the announcement 1 and/or announcement 2 in line 2.

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A1 appears if you have not recorded announcement 1.

A2 appears if you have not recorded announcement 2.

Lo appears if a backup battery is weak or missing.

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INSTALLING A BACKUP BATTERY

If AC power fails or you unplug the TAD, a 9V backup battery (not supplied) saves the message groups, message counts, 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.

1.Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw on the battery compartment cover, then remove the cover.

2.Snap the battery’s contacts firmly to the battery connector and place the battery into the compartment.

3.Replace the cover and secure it with the screw.

Replace the battery when Lo appears.

Cautions:

Before you replace the battery, be sure the TAD is properly connected to AC power. Otherwise, you might lose any stored information.

Always remove old or weak battery. Battery can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts.

Dispose of the old battery promptly and properly. Do not burn or bury it.

SETTING THE DAY AND TIME

To avoid losing the day and time settings if AC power fails, we recommend you install a backup battery before you set the day and time (see “Installing a Backup Battery”).

Follow these steps to set the day and time so the TAD can record the correct day and time when each message and memo is recorded.

Notes:

If you do not complete each step within 8 seconds, the TAD sounds four beeps and exits setup. Start again at Step 1.

Be sure you set VOLUME at the right side to an audible level so you can hear the announcement.

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1.Hold TIME SET until the TAD sounds one long beep and one short beep,CL (clock) appears briefly, then a number from1 (Sunday)7 (Saturday) appears, and the TAD announces the currently set day.

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

3.Press TIME SET. The TAD announces the preset hour.

4.To change the hour (from 01 to 12), repeatedly press REPEAT orSKIP.

5.Press TIME SET. The TAD announces the preset minute.

6.To change the minutes (from 00 to 59), repeatedly press REPEAT or

SKIP.

7.Press TIME SET to confirm the settings. The TAD sounds one long beep and one short beep, then announces the day and time.

To check the current day/time at any time, press TIME SET.CL (clock) and then the preset date and time appear

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shortly, then the TAD announces the day and time.

RECORDING THE OUTGOING MESSAGES

Before the TAD-739can answer calls and record messages, you must record an outgoing message (OGM). The TAD lets you record two separate messages of up to 32 seconds each, and it operates differently based on which message you select.

OGM 1 – After playing your outgoing message, the TAD records the caller’s message.

OGM 2 (announce-only)– The TAD plays your outgoing message, but does not record a message.

If you plan to use the TAD’s announce-onlyfeature, OGM 2 should clearly state that the caller cannot leave a message.

Hint: Do not tell the callers that you are out of town or not home. Instead, say that you cannot come to the phone right now.

Note: The maximum length for each outgoing message is 32 seconds. As you record, the message counter shows the recording time.

Follow these steps to record your outgoing message.