Radio Shack 43-491 Owner`s manual

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Cat. No. 43-491
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
2-Station
Wireless FM Intercom
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FEATURES
Your RadioShack 2-Station Wireless FM Intercom is an
advanced one-channel intercom system that is convenient
and easy to use. Installation is quick and simple. Simply
plug each of the two supplied stations into a standard AC
outlet, and you’re ready to send and receive calls or to
monitor an area where a station is installed. Each of your
intercom’s stations has the following features:
Precision PLL Circuit — provides clear and stable communications.
Built-in Frequency Modulation Circuit — reduces line
noise and interference.
Call Tone — alerts the other station before you start talking.
Lock — lets you set a station for monitoring or other oneway communication.
Power Indicator — lights to show that the station is on.
Talk Indicator — lights to let you know when you are
transmitting to the other station.
Expandable — you can add additional stations.
© 1997 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of
fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
!
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE 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.
The graphical symbols with supplemental markings are on
the bottom of the unit.
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INSTALLATION
You can install the stations almost anywhere there is a
standard AC outlet. Simply plug each station into an AC
outlet, then place it directly on a desk, shelf, or table, or
mount it on a wall.
Important:
• You must connect all of the stations to AC outlets
connected to the same phase of a power line transformer. All AC outlets in most residential and many
commercial properties are connected to the same
phase of a power line transformer.
• Stations can transmit up to 300 feet and between
buildings as long as they are connected to the same
phase of a power line transformer.
• Make sure you install the stations at least 10 feet
away from each other. Placing the stations too close
together produces feedback which creates a squealing sound.
Caution: To prevent electric shock, one blade on the
power cord’s plug is wider than the other so the plug fits
into the outlet only one way. If you cannot easily insert
the plug, turn it over and try again. Do not force it.
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MOUNTING THE STATIONS
To mount a station on the wall, you need two screws (not
supplied) with heads that fit into the keyhole slots on the
bottom of the stations.
Follow these steps to mount a station on the wall.
1. Mark the mounting screw locations 29/16 inches
(65.08 mm) apart, one above the other.
2. Drill a hole at each marked location.
3. Thread a screw into each hole until the screw’s head
extends about 1/8 inch from the wall.
4. Align the keyhole slots on the bottom of the station
with the screw heads in the wall, then slide the station down to secure it.
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OPERATION
TURNING A STATION ON AND OFF/
ADJUSTING THE VOLUME
Rotate VOLUME to the left until it clicks. The station’s
POWER indicator lights. Then rotate VOLUME left or right
to increase or decrease the volume level. To turn off the
station, rotate VOLUME to the right until it clicks.
CALLING ANOTHER STATION
1. Be sure the stations you plan to use are turned on
and adjusted to the desired volume.
2. Press CALL. A tone sounds at the other station(s).
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3. Hold down TALK and speak in a normal voice. The
station’s TALK indicator lights. When you finish
speaking, release TALK and listen for the response.
Notes:
• Only one party can talk at a time. Wait until the other
party finishes before answering.
• The TALK indicator on the station you are using
remains lit as long as you hold down TALK or CALL,
or when you press LOCK (see “Monitoring” on Page
8).
• If your voice sounds distorted, you might be speaking
too loudly or too close to the station.
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MONITORING
You can set one station so it continuously transmits. For
example, you could set the station in a baby’s bedroom to
pick up any sounds in that bedroom, then listen at the
station in the kitchen to monitor the sounds.
Note: You can monitor only one station at a time.
1. Press LOCK on the station in the area you want to
monitor. The TALK indicator lights to let you know
that the station is transmitting.
2. When you finish monitoring, press TALK or CALL on
the station in the area you are monitoring to release
the lock. The TALK indicator turns off.
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Note: When you press LOCK on a station, you cannot call or talk to that station until you press TALK or
CALL to release the lock.
USING ADDITIONAL STATIONS
You can add additional stations to your intercom system
as long as they transmit on the same frequency (200
kHz), such as RadioShack Cat. No. 43-486.
Note: If you want to set up a separate intercom system,
be sure it operates on a different frequency.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your RadioShack 2-Station Wireless Intercom is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for your intercom
stations so you can enjoy them for years.
Keep the intercom stations dry. If they get
wet, wipe them dry immediately. Liquids
might contain minerals that can corrode the
electronic circuits.
Use and store the intercom stations only in
normal temperature environments. Temperature extremes can shorten the life of
electronic devices and distort or melt plastic parts.
Keep the intercom stations away from dust
and dirt, which can cause premature wear
of parts.
Handle the intercom stations gently and
carefully. Dropping them can damage circuit boards and cases and can cause the
stations to work improperly.
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Wipe the intercom stations with a damp
cloth occasionally to keep them looking
new. Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning
solvents, or strong detergents to clean the
stations.
Modifying or tampering with the intercom’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate
your intercom’s warranty and void your FCC authorization
to operate it. If your intercom stations are not performing
as they should, take them to your local RadioShack store
for assistance.
THE FCC WANTS YOU TO KNOW
Your intercom stations might cause TV or radio interference even when they are operating properly. To determine whether your stations are causing the interference,
turn them off. If the interference goes away, your stations
are causing it. Try to eliminate the interference by:
• Moving your stations away from the receiver
• Connecting your stations to outlets that are on a different electrical circuit from the receiver
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Limited Ninety-Day Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and
workmanship under normal use for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES
AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT AS
PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY
TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS
WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM
INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR
ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF
RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may
not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack
will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair
without charge for parts and labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar
design; or (c) refund the purchase price. All replaced parts and products, and products on
which a refund is made, become the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts
and products may be used in the performance of warranty service. Repaired or replaced
parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. You will
be charged for repair or replacement of the product made after the expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of
God, abuse, accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions,
improper installation or maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e)
transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs of product removal, installation, setup service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
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