Radio Shack TRC-300 User Manual

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OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TRC-300

Voice Activated

Microcassette Tele-Recorder

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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.

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RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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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 oper-

!ating and maintenance instructions are included in the literature accompanying this product.

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack TRC-300Voice Activated MicrocassetteTele-Recorderis perfect for your home or office. It records telephone calls you make or receive from a telephone. You can also use it as a convenient tape recorder to record other events such as lectures, interviews, and meetings.

The recorder includes these features:

Connects Directly to the Telephone — to let you easily record and play back telephone conversations.

Two Tape Speeds — let you record and play back tape at a slower speed which provides twice the recording/playback time or at normal speed for maximum sound quality.

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Voice Activated Recording (VOX) — records only when it receives sound, to eliminate blank sections on the tape and save battery power.

Play/Record Auto-Stop— stops the tape movement when the recorder reaches the end of the tape during recording or playback.

Manual Recording — lets you record dictation or conversations at the touch of a button.

Pause Switch — lets you easily stop and restart the tape to avoid recording unwanted sound.

Tape Counter — lets you note specific points in a tape for later reference.

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Built-InMicrophone— lets you record without connecting an external microphone.

Cue/Review Function — lets you advance or rewind the tape during play to find a specific section on the tape.

Three Power Options — you can power the recorder from standard AC power, two AA batteries (not supplied), or a vehicle’s battery using an optional adapter.

Earphone Jack — lets you connect an earphone with a1/8-inch(3.5-mm)plug for private listening.

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Automatic Level Control — automatically adjusts the recording level.

Note: You need at least one30-minutemicrocassette tape. If you use a leaderless incoming message tape, recording starts immediately. You also need either two AA batteries or an AC or DC adapter.

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Important: Every state has different regulations governing the recording of conversations over the telephone. Be sure to check your local, state and federal laws before using this product to record any telephone conversation in order to determine that your use is in compliance with such laws or guidelines.

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CONTENTS

 

Control Locations ...........................

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

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

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Connecting to A Phone 19

 

Using an Earphone 21

 

Operation ........................................

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Loading a Cassette Tape 24

 

Recording 25

 

Playing a Tape 34

 

Care .................................................

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Tape Tips 39

 

Specifications ..................................

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CONTROL LOCATIONS

VOLUME

MIC (Microphone Jack)

EAR (Ear- phone Jack)

TEL-PLAY/

NOR./TEL-

REC

DC 3V IN

HANDSET IN

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VOX OFF/ON

Microphone

Tape

Compartment

Battery

Strength

Indicator

Tape-

Counter &

RESET

Speaker

PAUSE ON

REC

REW/REVIEW

FAST-F/CUE

PLAY

STOP/EJ

HANDSET

OUT

Battery

Lifting

Ribbon

Recording

Speed

Battery

Compartment

Battery

Compartment

Cover

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PREPARATION

Connecting Power

Using AC Power

You can operate your recorder from AC power using an optional AC adapter, such as Cat. No. 273-1654B.

Caution: You must use a Class

!2 power source that supplies 3 volts DC and delivers at least

300 mA. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must fit the TRC-300’sDC 3V jack. The recommended adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the recorder or the adapter.

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Follow these steps to connect your recorder to AC power.

1.Set the AC adapter’s voltage switch to 3V.

2.Insert the 3.4 mm outer diameter/1.3 mm inner diameter adapter plug into the adapter’s socket to read TIP+.

3.Insert the plug into the recorder’s DC 3V jack.

4.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

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Using Battery Power

You can power your recorder with two AA batteries (not supplied). For the best performance and longest life, we recommend RadioShack alkaline batteries.

Caution: Do not mix old and new batteries, or different types of batteries (standard or alkaline). Follow these steps to install the batteries.

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1.Press the battery compartment cover’s tab and slide the cover in the direction of the arrow.

2.Insert the batteries into the compartment, as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and –)marked inside.

3.Replace the cover.

Replace the batteries when the BATTERY indicator dims or does not light.

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

Caution: If you do not plan to use the recorder with batteries for a few weeks, remove the batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts.

Using Vehicle Battery Power

You can power your recorder from a vehicle’s battery using a DC adapter (not supplied), available at your local RadioShack store.

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Cautions:

• You must use a power

!source that supplies 3 volts DC and delivers at least 300

mA. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must fit the TRC300's DC 3V jack. The recommended adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage theTRC-300or the adapter.

Always plug the adapter into the recorder before plugging it into the cigarette-lightersocket. Unplug the adapter from thecigarette-lightersocket before unplugging it from the recorder.

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Follow these steps to power the recorder from your vehicle’s battery.

1.Set the adapter’s voltage switch to 3V.

2.Insert the 3.4 mm outer diameter/1.3 mm inner diameter adapter into the adapter’s socket to read TIP+.

3.Insert the adapter’s barrel plug into the recorder’s DC 3V jack. Insert the adapter’s large plug into the vehicle’scigarette-lighteror 12VDC socket

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INSTALLATION

You can connect the recorder directly to a single line, a multi-line,or a digital telephone system using a telephone that is connected to that line. To avoid damage to the recorder, select a location that is out of the way of normal activity.

CONNECTING TO A

PHONE

Use the supplied handset cord to connect the recorder to the same phone you plan to talk on. This lets you record the phone conversations on that phone.

Follow these steps to connect your recorder to a telephone.

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1.Disconnect the handset and its coiled cord from the handset jack on your phone.

2.Plug the end of the handset cord into the recorder’s HANDSET IN jack.

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