Radio Shack ULTRA EXPRESS 17-8023 User Manual

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Cat. No. 17-8022/17-8023

OWNER’S MANUAL

PGL-302Ultra Express NumericTM

Local Pager

Please read before using this pager.

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INTRODUCTION

Your PGL-302Ultra Express Numeric Local Pager lets you keep in touch with the office and with family and friends anywhere around town. It can store up to 16 messages and alerts you with either a gentle vibration or one of five beep patterns. It also has these features:

Daily Alarm — lets you set the pager to sound an alarm at a set time.

Low Battery Indicator — lets you know when the battery is low.

Clock— displays the current date and time, when you are not viewing a message.

© 1995 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

Ultra Express is a trademark of Motorola, Inc. Radio Shack is a registered trademark

used by Tandy Corporation.

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Message Protect— lets you protect up to eight messages from accidental deletion.

Automatic Page Reset — stops a page after 20 seconds if you do not press a button.

Page Reminder — beeps or vibrates every 2 minutes to remind you to view unread pages.

Automatic Pager Power— lets you set the pager to turn on and off at specific times every day.

Be sure you thoroughly read these instructions to ensure that you fully understand your pager’s operation.

Note: You need one AAA battery to power your pager.

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GETTING STARTED

SUBSCRIBING TO SERVICE

You must subscribe to local paging service through PageMart before you can start receiving pages.

To activate your pager, call PageMart’s at 1-800-99-RSPAGE.

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INSTALLING A BATTERY

Your pager requires one AAA battery. For the best performance, we recommend an alkaline battery such as Radio Shack Cat. No. 23-555.

1.Slide off the battery cover in the direction of the arrow.

2.Remove the old battery, if necessary, and dispose of it properly.

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3.Insert the new battery as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and –)marked beside the compartment.

4.Replace the battery cover.

Notes:

The built-inmemory saver stores messages and settings for a short time while you change the battery.

Turn off the pager when you are not using it. See “Automatic Operation.”

A battery should last for 850 to 950 hours of use.

When battery power becomes low, the pager displays . You have about 1 week’s battery power left when this warning first appears.

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PAGER QUICK GUIDE

Read/Select Mode Light/Reset

Button Button Button

Press the read/select button ( ) to turn on the pager, view pages, and select menu options.

Press the mode button () to access the pager’s menus.

Press the light/reset button ( ) to turn on the light. Press it twice to return to the time/date display.

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INDICATORS

Your pager displays the following symbols.

Audible mode

Vibrate (silent) mode

Protected message

Message continuation

Erase all messages

Delete individual message

Pager alarm activated

Automatic power feature

Low battery indicator

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PREPERATION

SETTING THE DATE

Press to turn on the pager, then follow these steps to set the current date.

Note: If you do not press a button within 10 seconds, the pager returns to the time/date display.

1.At the time/date display, repeatedly press until the pager displaysSET dATE?.

2.Press . The month digits flash.

3.Repeatedly press to select the current month.

4.Press . The day digits flash.

5.Repeatedly press to select the current day.

6.Press twice to return to the time/date display.

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SETTING THE TIME

Press to turn on the pager, then follow these steps to set the current time.

Note: If you do not set the time, the pager incorrectly reports the times of your pages.

1.At the time/date display, repeatedly press until the pager displaysSET TIME?.

2.Press . The hour digits flash.

3.Repeatedly press to select the current hour.

4.Press . The first minute digit flashes.

5.Repeatedly press to select the correct digit.

6.Press . The second minute digit flashes.

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7.Repeatedly press to select the correct digit.

8.Press .A orP flashes if the pager is set to the12-hourformat.

9.Press to select the desired time of day (A for AM orP for PM).

10.Press . The pager displays12 HOURS or24 HOURS.

11.Press to select the desired time format (12hour with AM/PM or24-hour).

12.Press twice to return to the time/date display.

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SELECTING SILENT OR TONE ALERT

You can have your pager alert you by vibrating or by sounding one of five tone patterns.

To have the pager vibrate when you receive a page, at the time/date display, press . If the pager is currently set to sound tones, it displaysSILENT?. Pressto switch to silent alerts. The pager vibrates briefly, and theindicator turns on.

To have the pager sound tones when you receive a page, at the time/date display, press . If the pager is currently set to vibrate, it displaysAUdIO?. Pressto switch to tone alerts. The pager beeps, and theindicator turns on.

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Selecting the Tone Pattern

When you set the pager to sound tones for pages, you have a choice of five tone patterns. To select a tone pattern:

1.Select tone alert (see “Selecting Silent or Tone Alert”).

2.Repeatedly press until the pager displays

SET ALERT?.

3.Press to hear the currently selected pattern.

4.Repeatedly press to select a different pattern. Each time you press, the pager sounds the selected pattern and displaysALERT 1,

ALERT 2, ALERT 3, ALERT 4, or ALERT 5.

5.When you hear the pattern you want, press twice to return to the time/date display.

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OPERATION

TURNING THE PAGER ON/OFF

Press to turn on the pager. The pager sounds an alert tone or vibrates and briefly turns on all indicators.

To turn off the pager, repeatedly press until the pager displaysPAGER OFF?. Then press. Theorindicator turns off.

Notes:

The time and date appear when the pager is off.

The pager does not receive pages when it is off.

TURNING ON THE LIGHT

To turn on the light, press on for 8 seconds. Press

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. The pager’s light turns again to turn it off sooner.

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RECEIVING AND READING MESSAGES

When the pager receives a page, it alerts (beeps or vibrates) for 8 seconds. Press any button to stop the alert sooner. The pager displays the number of unread pages.

The pager briefly alerts every 2 minutes until you view the message.

Press to display the message. If it contains more than 12 digits, repeatedly pressto see the rest of the message. The last screen of the page gives the message’s number and time.

To read additional messages, press again.

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Tone Only Messages

If your pager receives a message that does not have any numbers, it displays TONE ONLY.

Unreadable Messages

If your pager receives a message that is partially or totally unreadable, it does not display the unreadable parts.

PROTECTING AND UNPROTECTING MESSAGES

Follow these steps to protect a message so you cannot delete it.

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1.Repeatedly press until the pager displays the message you want to protect.

2.Repeatedly press until the pager displays

PROTECT?.

3.Press to protect the message.

To unprotect the message, follow the above steps. In Step 2, the pager displays UNPROTECT?.

DELETING MESSAGES

You can delete single messages, or all unprotected messages.

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Deleting Individual Messages

1.Repeatedly press until the pager displays the message you want to delete.

2.Press until the pager displaysdELETE?.

3.Press to delete the message.

Deleting All Unprotected Messages

1.At the time/date display, repeatedly press until the pager displays ERASE ALL?.

2.Press to delete the messages.

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AUTOMATIC OPERATION

You can set your pager to automatically turn on and off at specific times every day. To do so, select automatic operation and set the desired on and off times.

Selecting Automatic Operation

Follow these steps to select automatic operation.

1.At the time/date display, repeatedly press until the pager displays PAGER AUTO?.

2.Press to select automatic operation.

To return to manual operation, repeat these steps. The pager displays PGR MANUAL? in Step 1.

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Setting the Automatic On and Off Times

1.At the time/date display, repeatedly press until the pager displaysSET AUTO?.

2.Press . The pager displays the currently set on and off times with the on time’s hour flashing.

3.Repeatedly press until the pager displays the desired time. Then pressto make the next digit flash.

Repeat this step until the pager displays the desired on and off times.

4.Press twice to return to the time/date display.

Note: The pager only turns on and off automatically if you turn on this function. See “Selecting Automatic Operation.”

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