Radio Shack TAD-1004 Owner`s manual

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Cat. No. 43-744
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
TAD-1004
Fully Digital TAD with Voice Stamp and
Speed Dial Memory Telephone
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FEATURES
Your Radio Shack TAD-1004 Fully Digital TAD with Voice Stamp and Speed
Dial Memory Telephone is a combination multi-feature telephone and high
quality answering system. Fully digital
means the TAD stores all messages on
a computer chip — there are no tape
mechanisms to wear out and no tapes
to bother with. This gives you capabilities that tape-based answering machines don’t have. For example, you
can delete individual messages.
The TAD-1004’s 14-minute memory capacity is more than enough to meet
most users’ needs. And, its unique,
space-saving design makes it ideal for
any office or nightstand. Your TAD’s remote control features let you retrieve
messages from almost any touch-tone
phone. With an optional pocket tone dialer, you can even use it from a rotary
phone.
Call/Message Counter — displays the
number of messages recorded.
User Selectable 3-Digit Security
Code — helps prevent unauthorized remote operation.
10 Indirect Memory Locations — let
you quickly dial frequently-called numbers.
Priority Memory Dialing — lets you
store a phone number in one of three
memory locations and call that number
with the touch of a button.
Redial — dials the last number you dialed with the touch of a single button.
Memory Backup — protects messages
stored in memory in case of a power
failure.
Your TAD’s features include:
ANSWER Button — lets you set the
TAD to record or not record messages.
Voice Time/Day Stamp — announces
the time and day each message was recorded.
Call Screening — lets you listen to incoming calls so you can decide whether
or not to answer.
Digital Outgoing Message — gives
you a clear outgoing message.
Phone Pick-Up Detection — automatically stops the TAD if you answer a call
after the TAD answers.
Digital Incoming Message Storage —
stores incoming messages on a computer chip.
© 1997 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
Radio Shack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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DELETE Button — lets you quickly
erase messages individually or all at
once.
This TAD has been tested and certified
to comply with applicable UL and FCC
standards.
Memo Recording — lets you leave
memos for your family, roommates, or
co-workers as messages on the TAD.
Warning: To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this system to rain or
moisture.
Automatic Toll Saver — answers the
phone after two rings when you have
messages. Otherwise, it answers after
four rings. This lets you hang up before
the TAD answers to avoid charges
when you call by long-distance to check
your messages.
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.
Room Monitor — lets you listen from a
remote phone to the room where you installed the TAD.
This symbol is intended to alert you to
the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the system’s enclosure that might be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open the system’s
case.
Flash — sends an electronic switchhook signal for specialized telephone
services such as call waiting.
Privacy — lets you talk to someone
else in the room without being overheard by the person on the phone.
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This symbol is intended to inform you
that important operating and maintenance instructions are included in the
literature accompanying this system.
Ringer HI/LOW/OFF Switch — lets
you adjust the ringer’s sound level.
Hearing-Aid Compatibility — lets you
use the phone with any hearing aid that
has a T (telephone) switch.
To take advantage of all the TAD’s features, we recommend that you read this
manual completely before you use the
TAD.
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READ THIS BEFORE
INSTALLATION
We have designed your TAD to 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 it. This
power draw is the device’s Ringer
Equivalence Number, or REN. The
REN is shown on the bottom of the
TAD.
If you use more than one phone or other
device on the line, add up all the RENs.
If the total is more than five (or three in
rural areas), your phone(s) might not
ring and your TAD might not answer. 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 telephone company. Both
numbers are marked on the bottom of
the TAD.
Note: You must not connect the TAD to:
• Coin-operated systems
• Party-line systems
• Electronic key telephone systems
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CONTENTS
Installation ........................................................................................................... 6
Choosing a Location ....................................................................................... 6
Connecting to Power ...................................................................................... 6
Installing the Backup Battery .......................................................................... 6
Using RESET .................................................................................................. 7
Wall Mounting ................................................................................................. 7
Connecting the Handset Cord ........................................................................ 9
Preparation ........................................................................................................ 10
Setting the PULSE/TONE Switch ................................................................. 10
Setting the Day and Time ............................................................................. 10
Telephone Operation .........................................................................................
Setting the Ringer’s Volume ..........................................................................
Using REDIAL ...............................................................................................
Using FLASH .................................................................................................
Using PRIVACY ............................................................................................
Using Tone Services On A Pulse Line ..........................................................
Memory Dialing .............................................................................................
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Answering System Operation .......................................................................... 16
Recording the Outgoing Message ................................................................ 16
Setting the TAD to Answer Calls ................................................................... 16
Recording Incoming Messages .................................................................... 17
Screening Calls ............................................................................................. 17
Playing Messages ......................................................................................... 17
Erasing Messages ........................................................................................ 19
Recording a Memo ....................................................................................... 19
Remote Operation .............................................................................................
Changing the Remote Operation Security Code ..........................................
Remote Answer-On ......................................................................................
Using Remote Commands ............................................................................
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Troubleshooting ................................................................................................ 24
Care and Maintenance ...................................................................................... 25
The FCC Wants You to Know ....................................................................... 26
Lightning ....................................................................................................... 26
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INSTALLATION
CHOOSING A LOCATION
Select a location that is near a modular
telephone jack and an AC outlet.
Your TAD connects directly to a modular telephone line jack. If your telephone wiring does not have a modular
jack, you can update the wiring yourself
or have the telephone company update
it for you.
• Radio Shack stores sell jacks and
adapters to convert older wiring
methods to modular wiring.
• The telephone company charges to
install the necessary jacks.
• The USOC number of the jack to
be installed is RJ11C, or RJ11W for
a wall mount jack.
CONNECTING TO POWER
Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel
plug into the AC 9V jack on the back of
the TAD. Then plug the AC adapter’s
other end into a standard AC outlet.
Caution: Only use an adapter that supplies 9 volts AC, delivers at least 780
milliamps, and has a plug which properly fits the TAD’s AC 9V jack. The supplied AC adapter meets these
specifications. Using an adapter that
does not meet these specifications
might damage the TAD or the adapter.
When you first connect power, _ _
flashes on the display and the TAD automatically runs a self-test. You cannot
operate the TAD during this test. When
the test is complete, the TAD beeps
once and Lo and 00 alternately flash
on the display until you install the backup battery.
INSTALLING THE
BACKUP BATTERY
During an AC power failure, a 9-volt battery provides backup power so the TAD
can maintain the correct time and memory information. For the best performance, we recommend an alkaline
battery (such as Cat. No. 23-553, not
supplied).
Note: The telephone operates normally
during a power failure; however, the
TAD cannot answer and record incoming calls without AC power.
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Follow these steps to install the battery.
Note: The outgoing message and all information stored in memory are erased
when you press RESET.
WALL MOUNTING
1. Use a flat-bladed screwdriver to
push the latch on the battery compartment cover, then lift the cover.
You can mount the TAD on a standard
wall plate or directly on the wall, using
two screws with heads that fit into the
keyhole slots on the back of your TAD.
On a Wall Plate
2. Snap the battery’s terminals to the
connector inside the compartment.
3. Replace the cover and press down
on the latch to close it securely.
When the battery is low and needs replacing, Lo and 00 alternately flash on
the display. Be sure the AC adapter’s
cord is plugged in while you replace the
battery, so you do not lose the TAD’s
stored information.
USING RESET
If the TAD does not work, press RESET
on the back of the TAD to reset the answering machine.
1. Plug one end of the supplied short
modular cord into the jack on the
back of the TAD.
2. Plug the other end of the modular
cord into the wall plate jack.
3. Snap the supplied mounting
bracket into the slots on the bottom
of the TAD.
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Note: Be sure the keyhole slots on
the bracket and the TAD are
pointed in the same direction.
4. Align the wall plate’s two studs with
the keyhole slots on the bottom of
the TAD. Slide the TAD down onto
the studs to secure the TAD to the
wall plate.
Directly on a Wall
1. Drill two holes 315/16 inches (100
mm) apart.
2. Thread a screw (not supplied) into
each hole until the head extends
only about 3/16 of an inch (5mm)
from the wall.
5. Slide the handset clip up and out of
its retaining slot in the base. Rotate
the clip so the tab points up, then
slide the clip back into its slot.
Hang the handset on the base.
3. Snap the supplied mounting
bracket into the slots on the bottom
of the TAD.
Note: Be sure the keyhole slots on
the bracket and the TAD are
pointed in the same direction.
4. Align the two screws with the keyhole slots on the bottom of the
TAD. Slide the TAD down onto the
screws to secure the TAD to the
wall.
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5. Plug one end of the supplied long
modular cord into the TEL LINE jack
on top of the phone’s base.
CONNECTING THE
HANDSET CORD
If you place the TAD on a desk or table,
or after you mount the TAD (see “Wall
Mounting”), plug one end of the coiled
cord into the jack on the left side of the
phone’s base. Plug the other end into
the jack on the handset.
6. Plug the cord’s other end into a
modular phone line jack.
7. Slide the handset clip up and out of
its retaining slot in the base. Rotate
the clip so the tab points up, then
slide the clip back into its slot.
Hang the handset on the base.
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PREPARATION
SETTING THE PULSE/
TONE SWITCH
Notes:
• To avoid resetting the time if AC
power is lost, we recommend you
install a backup battery before you
set the day and time.
• If you do not complete each step
within 8 seconds, the TAD sounds
three beeps and stops setting the
day and time. Start again from Step
1.
Set PULSE/TONE for the type of service
you have. If you are not sure which type
you have, follow these steps.
1. Press and hold SET until the TAD
beeps. The TAD announces, “Sunday,” and 01 appears on the display.
1. Set PULSE/TONE on the back of the
TAD to TONE.
2. Lift the handset and listen for a dial
tone.
3. Press any number other than 0.
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.
Note: The # and S buttons have no
function in the pulse mode.
SETTING THE DAY AND
TIME
The TAD records the day and time of
the call with each phone message. Follow these steps to set the day and time.
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Note: If necessary, adjust VOLUME
on the right side of the TAD to the
desired listening level.
2. Press REPEAT/CODE to set back
the day or SKIP/MEMO to advance
the day until the TAD announces
the desired day of the week.
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Note: Each time you change the
day, the number on the display
changes to indicate the day of the
week (1-7).
3. Press and release PLAY/STOP. The
TAD beeps once and announces
the time format, “AM” or “PM.”
To check the current day/time at any
time (except while recording or playing
messages), press SET. The TAD announces the day of the week, time, and
“AM” or “PM.”
4. Press REPEAT/CODE to set back
the hour or SKIP/MEMO to advance
the hour to the desired hour.
5. Press and release PLAY/STOP. The
TAD beeps once.
6. Press REPEAT/CODE to set back
the minutes or SKIP/MEMO to
advance the minutes to the desired
setting.
7. After you set the day of the week,
the hour, and the minutes, press
PLAY/STOP to confirm the settings.
The TAD beeps and announces the
day and time.
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TELEPHONE OPERATION
Place and answer phone calls as you
would with any normal phone. Read this
section to learn about the phone’s special features.
Note: The redial memory stores 31 tone
digits or 32 pulse digits. The redial
memory does not store a FLASH entry
or any keys you press after FLASH (see
“Using FLASH”).
SETTING THE RINGER’S
VOLUME
USING FLASH
To adjust the ringer’s volume, set HI/
LOW/OFF to HI in a noisy room (such as
a kitchen), or LOW in a quiet room (such
as a bedroom).
Many special telephone services require a switchhook signal. When you
press FLASH, the phone produces the
electronic equivalent of a switchhook
signal.
If you do not want to be disturbed by a
ringing phone, set the switch to OFF.
The telephone does not ring, but you
can make outgoing calls. If you hear an
extension phone ringing, you can still
answer incoming calls.
USING REDIAL
To call the last number dialed, lift the
handset and press REDIAL .
For example, if you subscribe to call
waiting (a special telephone company
service), you can press FLASH to put
your current call on hold and take another incoming call. Then you can repeatedly press FLASH to alternate between
the two calls.
Note: If you do not have a special telephone service that uses FLASH, you
might disconnect the current call if you
press FLASH .
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USING PRIVACY
MEMORY DIALING
If you want to speak with someone in
the room without the person on the
phone hearing your conversation, press
and hold PRIVACY . Release PRIVACY to
resume your phone conversation.
You can store emergency phone numbers or the phone numbers you most
frequently call in the three priority memory locations for one-touch dialing. You
can store 10 more phone numbers in
the indirect memory locations, then
quickly call the number by entering its
memory location number. Each memory location can store up to 16 pulse digits or 15 tone digits.
Storing Numbers in Memory
1. Pick up the handset.
USING TONE SERVICES
ON A PULSE LINE
2. Press STORE. You can still hear a
dial tone from the handset.
Some special services, such as bankby-phone, require tone signals. If you
have pulse service, you can still use
these special tone services by following
these steps.
1. Set PULSE/TONE to PULSE.
2. Call the service.
3. When the service answers, set
PULSE/TONE to TONE.
4. Follow the normal procedure for
the service you are using. Any
additional numbers dialed are sent
as tone signals.
5. When you complete the call, set
PULSE/TONE back to PULSE and
hang up.
3. Enter the phone number you want
to store.
Notes:
• The phone does not actually dial
the number.
• If you make a mistake, press and
hold down the switchhook for a
few seconds. Then release the
switchhook and begin again
from Step 2.
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• You can store a FLASH entry in
memory if it is the first entry.
4. Select the memory location as follows:
• For a priority memory location,
press P1, P2, or P3.
Testing Stored Emergency
Numbers
If you choose to place test calls for
stored emergency numbers, follow
these guidelines:
• Remain on the line and briefly
explain to the operator the reason
for the call before you hang up.
• Make these calls in off-peak hours,
such as early morning or late
evening.
• For an indirect memory location,
press MEMORY, then enter a twodigit memory location number
(01-10).
5. Press STORE again.
6. Follow Steps 2-5 to store more
phone numbers.
7. Return the handset to the cradle.
Dialing a Stored Number
To dial numbers stored in memory, lift
the handset and do one of the following:
• For priority memory numbers,
press P1, P2, or P3 for the number
you want to call.
• For indirect memory numbers,
press MEMORY. Then press the
two-digit memory location number
for the number you want to call.
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Using the Phone Number
Index Card
Use the phone number index card on
the lower left of the base to record important phone numbers. We suggest
you use a pencil in case you change
one of the numbers.
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Storing/Chain-Dialing Special
Service Numbers
When you store the phone numbers for
special services (such as alternate
long-distance or bank-by-phone), we
recommend you store the service’s
phone number in one memory location
and store additional information in another memory location.
Note: For security reasons, we recommend that you do not store your personal identification number in memory.
Follow these steps to chain-dial a special service.
1. Lift the handset.
2. Enter the memory location number
for the special service.
3. When the service answers, enter
your personal identification number. Then enter the memory location number for the additional
information.
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ANSWERING SYSTEM OPERATION
RECORDING THE
OUTGOING MESSAGE
Before you can set the TAD to answer
calls, you must record the outgoing
message (OGM). This is what the caller
hears when the TAD answers a call.
3. When you finish recording, release
ANNOUNCE. The TAD beeps, automatically repeats the outgoing
message so you can verify it, then
beeps again.
4. Adjust VOLUME on the right side of
the TAD to the desired listening
level.
Notes:
• The maximum outgoing message
length is 30 seconds.
• If memory is full and you attempt to
record an outgoing message, the
TAD announces, “Memory is full.”
1. Press and hold down ANNOUNCE.
The TAD beeps, and the display
begins counting down the time
from 30 seconds.
To play the outgoing message at any
time (except while recording or playing
messages), press and release ANNOUNCE. If no outgoing message is recorded,
the
TAD
says,
“No
announcement.”
SETTING THE TAD TO
ANSWER CALLS
To set the TAD to answer calls, press
ANSWER.
• If an outgoing message is
recorded, the TAD announces,
“Answer on,” and the indicator
lights.
2. Speak in a normal voice about 8
inches away from the microphone
(located on the front of the TAD).
Ask for the caller’s name, phone
number, and message.
Important: To keep your home
secure, do not tell callers that you
are not home. Instead, say that you
cannot come to the phone right
now.
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• If no outgoing message is
recorded, the TAD says, “Answer
off, no announcement.”
Note: If you pick up the phone exactly
when the TAD answers, you might need
to hang up and pick up the phone again,
or press PLAY/STOP to stop the TAD.
If you do not want to take the call, do not
pick up the handset, and let the TAD finish recording the caller’s message.
PLAYING MESSAGES
To set the TAD to not answer calls,
press ANSWER again. The TAD says
“Answer off,” and the indicator turns off.
If there are new messages (messages
that have not been listened to), the indicator flashes and the display shows the
total number of messages.
RECORDING INCOMING
MESSAGES
The maximum length for each incoming
message is 60 seconds. If a recording
reaches 55 seconds, the TAD beeps
once to notify the caller that time will be
up soon. If a recording reaches 60 seconds, the TAD beeps three times, then
disconnects.
Note: The TAD automatically hangs up
if the caller is silent for over 8 seconds.
To play all the messages, press PLAY/
STOP. Or, to play only the new messages, press and hold down PLAY/
STOP.The TAD announces the number
of messages it will play.
SCREENING CALLS
Your TAD’s speaker lets you listen as
callers leave messages. If you want to
speak to a caller, pick up any phone on
the same line and begin speaking. The
TAD detects when you pick up the
phone and automatically resets to answer the next call.
Note: If you press and hold down PLAY/
STOP and there are no new messages
stored, the TAD says, “No new messages.”
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Before playing each message, the TAD
announces the message number and
the day and time when each message
was recorded. After all messages play,
the TAD says, “End of message(s)” and
saves all the messages.
Skipping Messages
To skip to the next message while you
are listening to a message, press SKIP/
MEMO once. The next recorded message plays.
Repeating Messages
To review a message while you are listening to it, press REPEAT/CODE. The
current message starts again from the
beginning.
To hear the previous message, press
and hold down REPEAT/CODE until that
message’s number appears. The TAD
plays the message. To hear an earlier
message, repeat the procedure until the
desired message’s number appears.
Pausing Message Playback
To pause a message, press PLAY/
STOP. PA appears on the display. Wait
at least 2 seconds, then press PLAY/
STOP again to resume playing messages.
Note: If you do not resume playing messages within 60 seconds, the TAD
sounds a beep, displays the total number of messages, stops playback, and
resets to answer calls.
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Stopping Message Playback
RECORDING A MEMO
To stop playing messages, press PLAY/
STOP twice within 2 seconds. The TAD
beeps once and stops playback.
A memo is a message you can record at
the TAD, without having to call in on the
phone.
Notes:
• The maximum memo length is 60
seconds.
ERASING MESSAGES
To delete a specific message, press DELETE once while the message is playing. The TAD beeps once and
immediately erases the current message, then plays the next message.
To erase all messages, press and hold
down DELETE while the TAD is
stopped. The TAD sounds a long beep,
and 00 appears on the display.
Note: The TAD will not erase messages
that have not been played. If you press
and hold down DELETE without playing
all the new messages first, the TAD announces, “New messages.”
• If the TAD’s memory is full (FL and
the number of messages alternately appear on the display), you
must erase some messages before
you can record a memo.
Follow these steps to record a memo.
1. Press and hold down SKIP/MEMO.
The TAD beeps. Then speak into
the microphone in a normal voice.
The display shows how much time
is left for recording.
2. Release SKIP/MEMO when you finish the memo. The TAD beeps
once, and the number of messages
increases by one.
The memo is recorded along with the incoming messages. To hear the memo,
simply play back your messages.
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REMOTE OPERATION
You can operate the TAD from almost
any touch-tone phone, or from a rotary
phone using a pocket tone-dialer (available at your local Radio Shack store).
CHANGING THE REMOTE
OPERATION SECURITY
CODE
The TAD’s remote operation security
code is preset to 744. You can operate
your TAD remotely with this code; however, we recommend that you set your
own code. (See “Changing the Remote
Operation Security Code.”)
Notes:
Notes:
• When the memory is full, the TAD
answers the call after two rings and
announces, “Memory is full.”
• To bypass the outgoing message
and begin recording a message
immediately when you call the TAD
from a remote phone, you can
press * when the announcement
begins. The TAD skips the rest of
the announcement, beeps once,
and begins recording.
• If there are new messages, the
TAD answers after about two rings.
Otherwise, the TAD answers after
four rings. This lets you avoid
unnecessary charges when calling
by long-distance to check your
messages. If you hear more than
two rings, the TAD has no new
messages. Hang up so you will not
be charged for the call.
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• Be sure to set each digit within 8
seconds. Otherwise, you must start
over from Step 1.
• Do not use three identical digits
(such as 999) for the security code.
Numbers like this are too easy for
others to guess!
• If the AC power fails and the
backup battery becomes weak, the
remote operation security code
automatically resets to 744.
1. Press and hold REPEAT/CODE for
about 2 seconds. The TAD beeps,
and the first digit of the preset code
flashes on the display.
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2. Press
SKIP/MEMO or REPEAT/
CODE to set the first digit, then
press PLAY/STOP. The TAD beeps,
and the second digit flashes.
off.” If no OGM is recorded, the
TAD announces, “Answer off, no
announcement.” Record
an
OGM (see “Recording an Outgoing Message”).
• If the TAD is set to answer-on, it
answers after about two or four
rings.
2. Enter the remote operation security
code. The TAD beeps
SKIP/MEMO or REPEAT/
CODE to set the second digit, then
press PLAY/STOP. The TAD beeps,
3. Press
and the third digit flashes.
or REPEAT/
CODE to set the third digit, then
press PLAY/STOP. The TAD beeps,
and the display shows the number
of messages stored.
4. Press
SKIP/MEMO
To see the new code, press and release
REPEAT/CODE.
REMOTE ANSWER-ON
Note: You must record an outgoing
message before you can remotely set
the TAD to answer calls.
Follow these steps to remotely set the
TAD to answer calls.
1. Dial your phone number.
• If the TAD is set to answer-off
and an OGM is recorded, it
answers the call after 60 seconds and announces, “Answer
Note: If you do not enter each digit
of the security code within 8 seconds, the TAD hangs up.
3. Press #.
• If the TAD was set to answer-off,
the TAD announces, “Answer
on.”
• If the TAD was set to answer-on,
the TAD announces, “Answer
off.”
USING REMOTE
COMMANDS
To use remote commands, you must
enter the remote operation security
code. If you do not enter each digit of
the security code within 8 seconds, the
TAD hangs up.
After the TAD beeps once to verify you
entered the code correctly, you can enter the number(s) for the function(s) you
want the TAD to perform.
Note: The TAD sounds 3 beeps if you
press the wrong button.
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Press
22
Command
Function
0
Stop
Stops message playback, recording, and room monitoring.
1
Play Outgoing
Message
If an outgoing message is recorded, the TAD says,
“Play announcement” and plays the outgoing message. After the message plays, the TAD beeps once.
If no outgoing message is recorded, the TAD beeps
and announces, “No announcement.”
2
Change Outgoing
Message
Records a new outgoing message. When the TAD
beeps, announces “Record announcement,” and
beeps again, begin your new outgoing message.
When you finish, press 0. The TAD beeps.
3
Room Monitor
Monitors the room where the TAD is located. The TAD
announces “Room Monitor.” After 30 seconds, the
TAD beeps and monitoring stops. To stop monitoring
the room sooner, press 0.
4
Play All Messages
(To see what commands you can use
at this point, see the
table on Page 23.)
Plays all the recorded messages. When messages
are recorded, the TAD beeps, announces the number
of messages recorded, and plays the messages. If no
message is recorded, the TAD beeps and says, “No
message.”
5
Play New Messages
(To see what commands you can use
at this point, see the
table on Page 23.)
Plays only new messages that have not already been
played. If new messages are recorded, the TAD
beeps, announces the number of new messages, and
plays them. If there are no new messages, the TAD
beeps and says, “No new message.”
6
Erase All Messages
If some messages (but no new messages) are
recorded, the TAD sounds 2 beeps and erases all
messages.
If new messages are recorded, the TAD beeps and
announces, “New messages” but does not erase all
messages.
If no messages are recorded, the TAD beeps and
announces, “No Message.”
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After you press 4 (to play all messages) or 5 (to play new messages), you can enter
the following commands.
Press
Command
Function
6
Delete
Delete the current message.
7
Review
Replays the previous message.
8
Replay
Replays the current message.
9
Skip
Skips forward to the next message.
0
Stop
Stops message play.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If you experience problems with your
TAD, check the possible causes in this
section. If you still have problems, contact your local Radio Shack store for assistance.
The incoming message is incomplete.
• Be sure the memory is not full.
• The caller’s message was longer
than 60 seconds.
• The caller was silent for over 8 seconds.
The incoming message is unclear.
• Be sure VOLUME is turned up.
The TAD does not answer after two
or four rings.
• Be sure the TAD is set to answer
calls.
Lo flashes on the display
• The backup battery is weak.
Replace the battery (see “Installing
the Backup Battery”).
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You cannot record an incoming message.
• Be sure the TAD is set to answer
calls.
• Make sure the memory is not full.
The TAD does not respond to the remote operation security code.
• Make sure the phone you used to
dial the TAD is a touch-tone phone.
(If it is not, you can use a pocket
tone dialer to enter the code and
commands.)
• Make sure the remote operation
security code you entered is correct.
There is line interference, or your
touch-tone signals are not long and
clear enough for the TAD to recognize.
• Re-enter your security code and
press each button for 2 seconds.
No messages appear on the display.
• This could be caused by a power
failure. Reset the TAD by removing
the AC adapter and the battery
from the TAD, then reinstalling
them.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Radio Shack TAD-1004 Fully Digital TAD with Voice Stamp and Speed Dial
Memory Telephone is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for your TAD so you can enjoy it for years.
Keep the TAD dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids
might contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
Handle the TAD gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage circuit
boards and cases and can cause the TAD to work improperly.
Use and store the TAD only in normal temperature environments.
Temperature extremes can shorten the life of electronic devices and
distort or melt plastic parts.
Keep the TAD away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature
wear of parts.
Wipe the TAD with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.
Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents
to clean the TAD.
Modifying or tampering with the TAD’s internal components can cause a malfunction
and might invalidate your TAD’s warranty. If your TAD is not performing as it should,
take it to your local Radio Shack store for assistance.
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THE FCC WANTS YOU TO
KNOW
In the unlikely event that your TAD
causes problems on the telephone line,
the telephone company attempts to notify you in advance. If advance notice is
not practical, the telephone company
notifies you as soon as possible and advises you of your right to file a complaint
with the FCC.
Also, the telephone company can make
changes to its lines, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect
the operation of this TAD. The telephone company notifies you of these
changes in advance so you can take the
necessary steps to prevent interruption
of your telephone services.
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.
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Consult your local Radio Shack store if
the problem still exists.
LIGHTNING
Your TAD has built-in protection circuits
to reduce the risk of damage from surges in telephone and power line current.
These protection circuits meet or exceed the FCC requirements. However,
lightning striking the telephone or power
lines can damage your TAD.
Lightning damage is not common. Nevertheless, if you live in an area that has
severe electrical storms, we suggest
that you unplug the TAD during storms
to reduce the possibility of damage.
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NOTES
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Limited One-Year Warranty
This product is warranted by Radio Shack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for one (1) year from the date of purchase from Radio Shack companyowned stores and authorized Radio Shack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED
HEREIN, Radio Shack 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, Radio Shack 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 Radio Shack 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 Radio Shack
sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any Radio Shack store. Radio Shack 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 Radio Shack. 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 Radio Shack 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, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
Radio Shack Customer Relations, Dept. W, 100 Throckmorton St., Suite 600, Fort Worth, TX 76102
We Service What We Sell
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RADIO SHACK
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