Radio Shack TAD-759 User Manual

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OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TAD-759

Digital Answering System

with 13-MemoryTelephone

FEATURES

Your RadioShack TAD-759Digital Answering System combines ahigh-qualityanswering system with amulti-featuretelephone.

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-759’s16-minutememory is more than enough to meet most users’ needs. And you can operate the TAD759 remotely from atouch-tonephone. With an optional pocket tone dialer, you can even use it from a rotary phone.

TAD Features

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

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

Call Screening — lets you listen to incoming calls before you decide to answer.

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.

Adjustable Ring Selection — lets you set the TAD-759 to answer the telephone after four or seven rings.

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

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

Message Counter — shows the number of messages.

DELETE — lets you quickly erase messages one at a time or all at once.

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

Phone Pick-UpDetection— automatically stops the TAD if you answer a call after the TAD answers.

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

ANSWER Button — lets you set the TAD to answer or not answer.

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Telephone Features

Priority Memory Dialing — lets you store three priority memory numbers and call them with the touch of a button.

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

Tone/Pulse Dialing — lets you use either type of service, and you can easily switch from pulse to tone dialing for long-distance, bank-by-phone, or other special services.

Redial — lets you quickly redial the last number dialed.

Flash — sends an electronic switchhook signal for use with special phone services such as Call Waiting.

Privacy — prevents the person on the phone from hearing your conversation with someone in the room.

Ringer Volume Switch — lets you adjust the ringer’s sound level.

Handset Volume Control — lets you adjust the volume you hear during a call.

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

This TAD has been tested and certified to comply with 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 accom-

panying this product.

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READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

We have designed your TAD-759to 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 line. This power draw is the device’sringer equivalence number, or REN. The REN is on the bottom of the TAD.

If you use more than one telephone or other device on the line, add up all of the RENs. If the total is more than five, your telephones might not ring. In rural areas, a total REN of three might impair ringer operation. 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 telephone company. Both numbers are marked on the bottom of the TAD.

Note: You must not connect the TAD to:

coin-operatedsystems

party-linesystems

electronic key telephone systems

Your TAD complies with the limits for a Class B digital device as specified in Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits provide reasonable protection against radio and TV interference in a residential area. However, your TAD might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly. To eliminate interference, you can try one or more of the following corrective measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna of the radio or TV antenna.

Increase the distance between the TAD and the radio or TV.

Use outlets on different electrical circuits for the TAD and the radio or TV.

Consult your local RadioShack store if the problem still exists.

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CONTENTS

 

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

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

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Mounting the TAD ...........................................................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Adjusting the Handset’s Volume ...................................................................

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

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Using Privacy ................................................................................................

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

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Memory Dialing .............................................................................................

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Storing Numbers in Memory ..................................................................

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Dialing a Stored Number ........................................................................

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

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Chain-DialingSpecial Service Numbers ................................................

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

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

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

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Setting the TAD to 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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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 Toll-Saver ............................................................................................

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

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

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PREPARATION

INSTALLING A BACKUP BATTERY

The TAD requires AC power to operate. However, if AC power fails or you unplug the TAD-759,a9-voltbattery (not supplied) saves the messages, time and day settings, memory numbers, and the remote operation security code. We recommend a RadioShack alkaline battery.

Note: The telephone operates normally during a power failure; however, the TAD cannot answer and record incoming calls without AC power.

Follow these steps to install the battery.

Warning: If the TAD’s modular line cord is connected to a phone line jack, disconnect it before installing a battery. This reduces the risk of electric shock.

Caution: Use only a fresh battery of the required size and recommended type.

1.Use a flat-bladescrewdriver to unlatch the battery compartment cover (as shown), then open the cover.

2.Snap the battery’s terminals to the connector inside the compartment.

3.Close the cover and press down on the latch to close it.

Replace the battery when Lo appears on the message counter. Be sure the AC adapter’s cord is plugged in while you replace the battery, so you do not lose any stored information.

Cautions:

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

Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly. Do not burn or bury them.

MOUNTING THE TAD

You can place the TAD-759on a desk, mount it on a standard wall plate, or mount it directly on a wall. Select a location that is near both a modular telephone line jack and an AC outlet.

Notes:

Your TAD-759connects directly to a modular telephone line jack. If your telephone wiring does not have a modular jack, you can update it yourself using jacks and adapters available at your local RadioShack store, or have the telephone company update it for you.

The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C (or RJ11W for a wall plate jack).

Caution: The supplied AC adapter was designed specifically for yourTAD-759.Use only the supplied adapter.

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On a Desk Top

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

TEL. LINE Jack

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

3.Plug one end of the supplied coiled handset cord into the jack at the left side of the base. Plug the other end into the handset’s jack.

4.Place the handset on the base.

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

AC 9V Jack

6.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

When you first connect power, _ _ flashes on the message counter as the TAD runs aself-test.The TAD beeps and00 appears when the test is complete.

On a Wall Plate or Wall

Note: 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. Drill two holes 315/16 inches (100 mm) apart. Then thread a screw into each hole, letting the heads extend about3/16 inch (5 mm) from the wall.

1.Snap the supplied mounting bracket into the slots on the bottom of the TAD as shown.

Note: Be sure the keyhole slots on the bracket and the TAD are aligned in the same direction.

2.Plug one end of the supplied short modular line cord into the TEL. LINE jack on the back of the TAD.

TEL. LINE Jack

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

AC 9V Jack

4.To mount the phone on a wall plate, plug the other end of the modular cord into the wall plate jack. Then, with the power cord hanging over the bracket, align the TAD’s keyhole slots with the wall plate studs and slide the TAD downward to secure it.

To mount the phone directly on a wall, with the power cord and the modular cord hanging over the bracket, align the TAD’s keyhole slots with the screws and slide the TAD downward to secure it.

5.Slide the handset clip out of its retaining slot, rotate it 180° , then slide it back into its slot.

6.Plug one end of the supplied coiled handset cord into the jack at the left side of the base. Plug the other end into the handset’s jack.

7.Place the handset on the base.

8.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

When you first connect power, _ _ flashes on the message counter as the TAD runs aself-test.The TAD beeps and00 appears when the test is complete.

SETTING THE DIALING MODE

Set PULSE/TONE for the type of service you have. If you are not sure which type you have, follow these steps.

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1.Set PULSE/TONE on the back of the TAD toTONE.

2.Lift the handset and listen for a dial tone.

3.Press any number except 0.

Note: If your phone system requires that you dial an access code (9, for example) before you dial an outside number, do not dial the access code either.

If the dial tone stops, you have touchtone service. Leave PULSE/TONE set to

TONE.

If the dial tone continues, you have pulse service. Set PULSE/TONE to

PULSE.

1.Hold down SET until the TAD beeps. The TAD announces, “Sunday,” and01 appears on the display.

Note: If necessary, adjustVOLUME on the right side of the TAD to the desired listening level.

2.To change the day, repeatedly press SKIP to move backward orREPEAT to move forward until the TAD announces the desired day.

SETTING THE DAY AND TIME

The TAD-759records the day and time each memo and message is recorded. Follow these steps to set the day and time.

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

3.Press STOP. The TAD shows the currently set hour and announces “AM” or “PM.”

4.To change the hour, repeatedly press SKIPor REPEAT.

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5.Press STOP. The TAD shows the currently set minute.

6.To change the minutes, repeatedly press SKIPor REPEAT.

7.Press STOP. The TAD announces the day and time.

To check the current day and time at any time, press SET.

SETTING THE NUMBER OF RINGS

Set the ring select switch on the back of the TAD to 4,7, orTS to set how long the TAD waits before it answers a call (4 rings, 7 rings, ortoll-saver).

If you plan to check your messages by long distance, set the ring select switch to TS (see “UsingToll-Saver”on Page 18).

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