Radio Shack | TAD-1026 | Owner`s manual | Radio Shack TAD-1026 Owner`s manual

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Cat. No. 43-786
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
TAD-1026
Digital Answering
System Telephone
with Dual Announcements
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FEATURES
Your RadioShack TAD-1026 Digital Answering System Telephone with Dual
Announcements is a combination multifeature telephone and high quality answering system. Your TAD’s remote
control feature lets you retrieve messages from almost any touch-tone phone.
(With an optional pocket tone dialer, you
can even use it from a rotary phone.)
er’s message, or just playing an
announcement without recording a message. And, when the TAD’s memory is
full, it switches automatically to just playing an announcement.
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.
Two-Way Recording — lets you record
both sides of your phone conversation.
The TAD-1026’s 14-minute memory capacity lets you store a lot of messages.
And, its unique, space-saving design
makes it ideal for any office or nightstand.
Voice Time/Day Stamp — announces
the time and day when each message
was recorded.
Call/Message Counter — shows the
current number of messages.
Call Break-Through (CBT) with Programmable Code — alerts you when
the caller enters a preset code during the
outgoing message.
Redial — dials the last number you dialed with the touch of a single button.
Note: Your TAD-1026 requires a 9V battery for memory backup.
Memory Backup — protects messages
stored in memory in case of a power failure.
Answering System Features
ANSWER Button — lets you turn the
answering system on or off.
Dual Outgoing Message Capacity —
lets you choose between playing an outgoing message then recording the call-
DELETE Button — lets you quickly delete messages individually or all at once.
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© 1997 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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Toll Saver — lets you avoid unnecessary long-distance charges when you
call by long-distance to check messages.
Adjustable Ring Number — lets you
set the TAD to answer the phone after
two rings, four rings or seven rings.
Call Screening — lets you listen while
the caller leaves a message so you can
decide whether or not to answer the call.
Phone Pick-Up Detection — stops recording when you pick up any phone on
the same line as the TAD (including the
TAD’s handset), and resets to answer
the next call.
Memo Recording — lets you leave
messages for yourself or others in your
home or office.
Room Monitor — lets you listen from a
remote phone to the room where you installed the TAD.
Remote On/Off — lets you turn the TAD
on or off when you are away from your
home or office.
Telephone Features
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.
10 Indirect Memory Locations — let
you quickly dial frequently-called numbers.
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.
Pause — lets you store a pause in a
memory number.
TONE Button — lets you use computerized tone services with a pulse line.
Hold — lets you put a call on hold; an indicator lights to remind you the call is on
hold.
Ringer Volume Switch — lets you adjust the ringer’s loudness or turn it off.
Handset Volume Control — lets you
adjust the handset’s volume.
Hearing-Aid Compatibility — lets you
use the phone with any hearing aid that
has a T (telephone) switch.
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This TAD is ETL listed to UL standards
and meets all applicable FCC standards.
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.
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CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
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If you are using 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 a device from the line.
FCC STATEMENT
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.
Your TAD complies with Part 68 of FCC
Rules. You must, upon request, provide
the FCC Registration Number and the
REN to your phone company. Both numbers are on the label on the bottom of the
TAD.
This symbol is intended to inform you
that important operating and maintenance instructions are included in the
literature accompanying this product.
You must not connect the TAD to any of
the following:
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
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line draws power from the phone line.
We refer to this power draw is the device’s ringer equivalence number, or
REN. The REN is on the label on the bottom of the TAD.
• Coin-operated systems
• Party-line systems
• Most electronic key phone systems
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CONTENTS
Installation .............................................................................................................. 7
Installing the Backup Battery ............................................................................. 7
Selecting a Location .......................................................................................... 7
On a Desk Top ............................................................................................ 8
On a Wall Plate ........................................................................................... 8
Directly on a Wall ........................................................................................ 8
Connecting Power ............................................................................................. 9
Connecting the Handset Cord ........................................................................... 9
Setting the Dialing Mode ................................................................................... 9
Setting the Day and Time ................................................................................ 10
Setting the Ringer’s Volume ............................................................................ 11
Telephone Operation ...........................................................................................
Setting the Handset Volume ............................................................................
Using REDIAL .................................................................................................
Using FLASH ...................................................................................................
Using PRIVACY ...............................................................................................
Using HOLD ....................................................................................................
Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line ..............................................................
Memory Dialing ...............................................................................................
Storing a Number in Memory ....................................................................
Entering a Pause ......................................................................................
Dialing a Stored Number ..........................................................................
Testing Stored Emergency Numbers ........................................................
Chain-Dialing Service Numbers ................................................................
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TAD Operation ......................................................................................................
Recording the Outgoing Messages .................................................................
Setting the Number of Rings ...........................................................................
Setting the TAD to Answer Calls .....................................................................
To Answer and Record .............................................................................
To Announce Only ....................................................................................
Recording Incoming Messages .......................................................................
Screening Calls ...............................................................................................
Playing Messages ...........................................................................................
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Deleting Messages ..........................................................................................
Recording a Memo ..........................................................................................
Recording a Conversation ...............................................................................
Using Call Break-Through ...............................................................................
Changing the CBT Code ...........................................................................
Changing the Remote Operation Security Code .............................................
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Remote Operation ................................................................................................ 24
Remote Answer-On ......................................................................................... 24
Using Remote Commands .............................................................................. 25
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................... 26
Resetting the TAD ........................................................................................... 26
Care and Maintenance ......................................................................................... 27
The FCC Wants You to Know .......................................................................... 28
Lightning .......................................................................................................... 28
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INSTALLATION
INSTALLING THE
BACKUP BATTERY
The TAD-1026’s answering system requires AC power to operate. However, if
AC power fails or you unplug the TAD, a
9V backup battery (not supplied) saves
the messages and the settings for the
day, time, and security code. We recommend you use an alkaline battery, such
as RadioShack Cat. No. 23-553.
Caution: Always use a fresh battery of
the required size and recommended
type.
Follow these steps to install the backup
battery.
1. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws on the battery
compartment cover and remove the
cover
ment. A1, A2, CL, and 0 alternately
appear.
illustration
3. Replace the cover.
When the battery is low and needs replacing, Lo appears on the display. Be
sure the AC adapter’s cord is plugged in
so you do not lose the TAD’s stored information, then replace the battery.
Caution: Dispose of
promptly and properly.
old
batteries
MOUNTING THE TAD
illustration
2. Snap the battery connector’s contacts firmly onto the battery, then
place the battery into the compart-
Select a location that is near both a modular telephone jack and an AC outlet.
Your TAD connects directly to a modular phone line jack. If the jack is not a
modular jack, you must update the wiring. You can convert the wiring yourself,
using jacks and adapters available at
your local RadioShack store. Or, you
can let the phone company update the
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wiring for you. The USOC number of the
jack to be installed is RJ11C, or RJ11W
for a wall plate jack.
Caution: The supplied adapter supplies
9 volts AC, delivers at least 400 milliamps, and has a plug which properly fits
the TAD’s DC 9V jack. Using an adapter
that does not meet these specifications
might damage the TAD or the adapter.
On a Desk Top
Follow these steps when you place the
TAD on a desk, shelf, or table.
1. Plug one end of the supplied long
modular cord into the TEL.LINE jack
on the back of the base.
into the handset’s jack and place
the handset on the TAD.
4. Insert the supplied adapter’s barrel
plug into the DC 9V jack on the back
of the TAD. Then plug the adapter’s
other end into a standard AC outlet.
DC 9V Jack
illustration
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2. Plug the modular cord’s other end
into a modular phone line jack.
3. Plug one end of the supplied coiled
cord into the jack on the left side of
the TAD-1026. Plug the other end
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When you first connect power, the
TAD beeps once and the message
counter counts up from 0 to 10.
Then the TAD beeps. A1, A2, Lo,
CL and 0 alternately appear to indicate that no outgoing messages are
recorded, and the day/time stamp is
not set.
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On a Wall Plate
of the TAD. Then plug the adapter’s
other end into a standard AC outlet.
1. Plug one end of the supplied short
modular cord into the TEL. LINE jack
on the top of the TAD.
DC 9V Jack
illustration
2. Route the cord into the groove on
the phone’s base.
3. Position the phone’s base close to
the wall plate and plug the other
end of the short modular cord into
the wall plate jack.
4. Align the wall plate studs with the
TAD’s keyhole slots and slide the
TAD downward to secure it.
5. Plug one end of the supplied coiled
cord into the jack on the left side of
the TAD-1026. Plug the other end
into the handset’s jack.
When you first connect power, the
TAD beeps once and the message
counter counts up from 0 to 10.
Then the TAD beeps. A1, A2, CL
and 0 alternately appear to indicate
that no outgoing messages are recorded, and the day/time stamp is
not set.
7. Slide the handset clip up and out of
its retaining slot, rotate it 180°, then
slide the clip back into its slot. Place
the handset on the TAD.
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6. Insert the supplied adapter’s barrel
plug into the DC 9V jack on the top
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Directly on a Wall
For this mounting method, you need two
flat-head wood screws (not supplied)
with heads that fit into the keyhole slots
on the bottom of the TAD.
1. Drill two holes 315/16
inches
(100
mm)
apart. Then thread a
screw (not supplied)
into each hole letting
the
heads
extend
about 3/16 of an inch
(5mm) from the wall.
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/16
315 /16
When you first connect power, the
TAD beeps once and the message
counter counts up from 0 to 10.
Then the TAD beeps. A1, A2, CL
and 0 alternately appear to indicate
that no outgoing messages are recorded, and the day/time stamp is
not set.
7. Slide the handset clip up and out of
its retaining slot, rotate it 180°, then
slide the clip back into its slot. Hang
the handset on the base.
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2. Plug one end of the supplied long
modular cord into the TEL. LINE jack
on the top of the TAD.
3. Plug the cord’s other end into a
modular phone line jack.
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.
SETTING THE DIALING
MODE
5. Plug one end of the supplied coiled
cord into the jack on the left side of
the TAD-1026. Plug the other end
into the handset’s jack.
Set T/P (tone/pulse) on the top of the
TAD-1026 for the type of service you
have. If you are not sure which type you
have, do this test.
6. Insert the supplied adapter’s barrel
plug into the DC 9V jack on the top
of the TAD. Then plug the adapter’s
other end into a standard AC outlet.
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1. Set T/P to T.
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2. Lift the handset and listen for a dial
tone.
3. Press any number other than 0.
Note: If your phone system requires
that you dial an access code (9, for
example) before you dial an outside
number, do not press the access
code either.
Notes:
• To avoid having to reset the time if
AC power is lost, we recommend
you install a backup battery before
you set the day and time. See “Installing the Backup Battery” on
Page 7.
• If you do not complete each step
within 8 seconds, the TAD stops
setting and announces the day and
time. Start again from Step 1.
1. Hold down STOP/T-SET until the
TAD announces, “Sunday.” CL
(clock) then 01 appear.
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If the dial tone stops, you have
touch-tone service. Leave T/P set to
T.
If the dial tone continues, you have
pulse service. Set T/P to P.
SETTING THE DAY
AND TIME
The answering system records the day
and time of the call with each phone
message. Follow these steps to set the
current day and time.
Note: Adjust VOLUME on the right
side of the TAD to the desired listening level.
illustration
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2. To change the day of the week, reMEMO to move
peatedly press
CODE to move forbackward or
ward until the TAD announces the
desired day of the week.
SETTING THE RINGER’S
VOLUME
To adjust the ringer’s volume, set
OFF.LO.HI to HI for a noisy room (such as
a kitchen), or LO for a quiet room (such
as a bedroom).
3. Press STOP/T-SET. The TAD announces the hour.
4. To change the hour, repeatedly
MEMO to move backward
press
CODE to move forward to the
or
desired hour.
5. Press STOP/T-SET. The TAD announces the minute.
6. To change the minutes, hold down
MEMO to move backward or
CODE to move forward to the
desired minute.
7. Press STOP/T-SET to confirm the
settings. The TAD announces the
day and time and CL disappears.
To check the current day/time at any
time, press STOP/T-SET.
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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 at this phone.
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TELEPHONE OPERATION
Place and answer phone calls on the
TAD-1026 as you would with any other
phone. Read this section to learn about
the phone’s special features.
USING REDIAL
You can quickly dial the last number dialed. When you hear a dial tone, simply
press REDIAL.
SETTING THE HANDSET
VOLUME
The handset’s volume control lets you
adjust the sound you hear through the
handset. This is especially helpful for
persons who are hearing impaired or for
poor phone lines or noisy areas.
To increase the handset’s volume, set
RECEIVER VOL to HI. If the volume is too
loud, set RECEIVER VOL to LOW.
Notes:
• The redial memory holds up to 32
digits, so you can easily redial long
distance as well as local numbers.
• The redial memory does not store a
FLASH entry or any keys you press
after FLASH (see “Using Flash”).
Note: To adjust the speaker volume,
see “Screening Calls” on Page 21.
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USING FLASH
person on the other end cannot hear
you, but you can hear them.
FLASH performs the electronic equivalent of a switchhook operation for special
services, such as Call Waiting.
Press PRIVACY again to resume your
phone conversation. The indicator turns
off.
For example, if you have Call Waiting,
press FLASH to answer an incoming call
without disconnecting the current call.
Press FLASH again to return to the first
call.
Note: If you do not have any special
phone services, pressing FLASH might
disconnect the current call.
USING HOLD
To temporarily put a call on hold without
disconnecting it, press HOLD. The
HOLD indicator lights.
USING PRIVACY
To talk with someone else in the room
without the person on the other end of
the phone hearing your conversation,
press PRIVACY. The indicator lights. The
HOLD
Indicator
Then do one of the following:
• Hang up the handset. The call does
not disconnect.
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To release the line from hold and
continue your phone conversation,
pick up the handset or another
phone’s handset that is on the same
line.
• Hold the handset or set it next to the
phone.
To release the line from hold and
continue your phone conversation,
press and release FLASH or the
phone’s switchhook.
USING TONE SERVICES
ON A PULSE LINE
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.
MEMORY DIALING
You can store emergency phone numbers or 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
digits.
Storing a Number in Memory
1. Lift the handset.
2. Press STORE.
1. Be sure T/P is set to P.
2. Dial the service’s main number.
3. When the service answers, press
TONE. Any additional numbers you
dial are sent as tone signals.
4. After you complete the call, hang up
the handset. The phone automatically resets to the pulse mode.
3. Enter the phone number you want
to store.
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Notes:
• If you make a mistake, hold down
the switchhook for a few seconds. Then release the switchhook and begin again from Step
2.
• 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 STORE again, then press
M1, M2, or M3.
illustration
• For an indirect memory location,
press STORE, then enter the
memory location number (0-9)
where you want to store the number. A tone sounds to indicate
that the number is stored.
5. For each stored number, pull out
the supplied phone number index
card from the bottom of the base
and write the person’s or company’s
name next to the appropriate loca16
tion number. (Use a pencil in case
you need to change the number later.)
6. To store more phone numbers, return the handset to the cradle and
repeat Steps 1–5 or press FLASH,
then follow Steps 2–5.
Entering a Pause
In some telephone systems, you must
dial an access code (9, for example) and
wait for a second dial tone before you
can dial an outside number. You can
store the access code with the phone
number. However, you must also store a
pause after the access code to allow the
outside line time to connect. To do so,
press PAUSE . Each press enters a 2second pause. For a longer pause,
press PAUSE additional times.
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Dialing a Stored Number
Chain-Dialing Numbers
To dial a number stored in memory, lift
the handset and do one of the following:
For a quick recall of numbers for special
services (such as alternate long distance or bank by phone), store each
group of numbers in its own memory location.
• For priority memory numbers, press
M1, M2, or M3 for the number you
want to dial.
• For indirect memory numbers,
press MEMORY. Then press the
one-digit memory location number
(0–9) for the number you want to
dial.
To use the stored special service information, dial the service’s main number
first. Then, at the appropriate place in
the call, press MEMORY and the number
for the location where the additional information is stored.
illustration
Testing Stored Emergency
Numbers
If you store an emergency service’s
number (police department, fire department, ambulance) and you choose to
test the stored number, make the test
call during the late evening or early
morning hours to avoid peak demand
periods. Also, remain on the line to explain the reason for your call.
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ANSWERING SYSTEM OPERATION
RECORDING THE
OUTGOING MESSAGES
1. To record an OGM1 message, hold
down OGM1 until the TAD beeps
and A1 (Announcement 1) appears.
Before you can set the TAD to answer
calls and record messages, you must
record the outgoing message (OGM) the
caller hears when the TAD answers a
call. The TAD-1026 lets you record two
separate messages and it operates differently based on which message you
select (see “Setting the TAD to Answer
Calls” on Page 20).
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• OGM1 plays the message you recorded, and lets the caller leave a
message of up to 60 seconds.
• OGM2 (announcement only) plays
the message you recorded, but
hangs up without letting the caller
leave a message. This is useful for
announcing information about an
upcoming event. Be sure the announcement clearly states that the
caller cannot leave a message. If
the TAD-1026’s memory becomes
full, it will automatically switch from
OGM1 to OGM2 and play OGM2 for
any new calls.
Note: The maximum length for each outgoing message is 32 seconds. As you
record, the display counts down the remaining recording time.
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To record an OGM2 message, hold
down OGM2 until the TAD beeps
and A2 (Announcement 2) appears.
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2. Speak in a normal voice about 8
inches away from the microphone
(located on the front of the TAD). If
you are recording the OGM1 message, ask for the caller’s name,
phone number, and message.
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Important: Do not tell callers that
you are not home. Instead, say that
you cannot come to the phone right
now.
3. When you finish recording, press
STOP/T-SET. The TAD automatically
plays back the outgoing message.
To play back your outgoing OGM1 message at any time, press OGM1. A1 appears, the TAD beeps, and the outgoing
message plays.
2 — The TAD answers after two rings.
4 — The TAD answers after four rings.
To play back your OGM2 message at
any time, press OGM2, A2 appears, the
TAD beeps, and the announcement-only
message plays.
SETTING THE NUMBER
OF RINGS
The ring select switch on the back of the
TAD controls how long the TAD waits
before it answers a call. Slide the switch
to the appropriate position.
7 — The TAD answers after seven rings.
T.S. (Toll Saver) — If there are new mes-
sages, the TAD answers after 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, you know you can hang
up because the TAD has no new messages.
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SETTING THE TAD TO
ANSWER CALLS
To Answer and Record
To turn on the TAD-1026’s answering
system and set it to answer calls and
record messages, press ANSWER once.
The TAD beeps, briefly displays On, and
the ANSWER indicator lights. The TAD
is now set to answer calls using the
OGM1 message and record callers’
messages.
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The TAD is now set to answer calls using the OGM2 message without recording callers’ messages.
To turn off the TAD-1026’s answering
system so it does not answer calls, press
ANSWER again. OF appears for a few
seconds and the ANSWER indicator
turns off.
RECORDING INCOMING
MESSAGES
The maximum incoming message recording length is 60 seconds. When a recording reaches 55 seconds, the TAD
beeps once to notify the caller that time
will soon be up. When the recording
reaches 60 seconds, the TAD sounds a
long beep, then hangs up.
The TAD hangs up and resets to answer
the next call when:
To Announce Only
To turn on the TAD-1026’s answering
system and set it to answer calls, but not
record messages, press ANSWER so the
ANSWER indicator lights. Then hold
down ANSWER until the TAD beeps. Ao
(announcement only) and the number of
recorded messages alternately appear.
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• The caller hangs up.
• The maximum message length (60
seconds) is reached.
• There are more than 8 seconds of
silence.
• You pick up any phone on the same
line as the TAD (see “Screening
Calls”).
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If the TAD’s memory is full (FL appears),
the TAD answers the call after 8 rings
and plays the announcement-only message (OGM2).
PLAYING MESSAGES
The display shows the total number of
messages. If there are new messages,
the power indicator also flashes until all
new messages have been played.
SCREENING CALLS
To screen calls, let the TAD answer
them, then listen to the caller’s message
through the TAD’s speaker. If you decide to answer the call, pick up any
phone on the same phone line as the
TAD. The TAD stops recording and resets to answer the next call.
Note: If you pick up the phone just as the
TAD answers, the TAD might not stop
playing the outgoing message. If this
happens, press
(on the keypad) or
STOP/T-SET.
If you do not want to take the call, do not
pick up the phone, and let the TAD finish
recording the caller’s message.
To play all the messages (old and new),
press PLAY. The TAD announces the
number of messages recorded, each
message number and the day and time
the message was recorded, and then
plays the message.
To adjust the volume, slide VOLUME on
the side of the TAD.
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To play only new messages, hold down
PLAY for 2 seconds. (If there are no new
messages stored, the TAD says, “You
have no new messages.”)
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To adjust the volume, rotate VOLUME
on the side of the TAD.
After all messages play, the TAD says,
“End of message(s)” and saves all the
messages.
To replay a message while you are lisMEMO. The current
tening to it, press
message starts again from the beginning.
To resume playback, press PLAY again
within 60 seconds. Otherwise, the TAD
beeps twice, stops playback and displays the total number of messages.
To stop playback at any time, press
STOP/T-SET. The TAD beeps and resets
To return to the previous message durMEMO twice.
ing playback, press
The previous recorded message plays.
To skip to the next message during playCODE once. The next reback, press
corded message plays.
To pause while listening to messages,
press PLAY. PS (pause) appears on the
display.
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to answer calls.
DELETING MESSAGES
To delete a specific message, press DELETE once while the message is playing.
The TAD beeps once and dL (delete)
briefly appears. The TAD deletes the
current message, then plays the next.
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To delete all messages, hold down DELETE while playback is stopped. The
TAD sounds a long beep and dL appears. The TAD deletes all messages
except those that have not been played.
RECORDING A MEMO
A memo is a message you can record by
speaking directly into the TAD, without
having to call in on the phone.
Follow these steps to record a memo up
to 60 seconds long.
MEMO . The TAD sounds
1. Press
a long beep and 60 appears an
begins a countdown to 0. Speak
into the microphone in a normal
voice. The display shows how much
time is left for recording.
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The memo is stored along with the incoming messages. To hear the memo,
simply play back your messages.
RECORDING A
CONVERSATION
You can record both sides of a conversation on any phone connected to the
same phone line as the TAD.
Note: It is illegal in some areas to record
a conversation without the consent of all
parties to the conversation, including the
phone company. Check the laws in your
area before you use the two-way recording feature.
MEMO until the TAD
Hold down
sounds a long beep. 2R (two-way recording) appears and recording begins.
The TAD records until you press STOP/
T-SET, or there is 30 seconds of silence,
or 8 seconds of a busy signal.
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2. The TAD automatically stops recording after 60 seconds or you can
press STOP/T-SET when you finish
the memo. The TAD beeps once,
and the message number indicator
increases by one.
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To play back a recorded call, simply play
back your messages.
CODE until the TAD
1. Hold down
beeps once. Co appears.
USING CALL BREAKTHROUGH
MEMO. Cc appears fol2. Press
lowed by the digits of the preset
CBT code in sequence, then the
first digit reappears.
If you screen your calls but want to be
sure to know when calls come in from
certain people, give those people your
call breakthrough (CBT) code. Tell them
to enter the code during the outgoing
message.
When a caller enters the CBT code, the
TAD alerts you with two beeps, then it
pauses for 40 seconds. Then the TAD
sounds one beep every second for 5
seconds. To answer the call within the
45-second alert, pick up the handset. If
you do not answer, the caller can leave
a message after a long beep sounds.
Note: CBT works only when you use the
OGM1 message.
Changing the CBT Code
The CBT code is preset to 168, but you
can change it by following these steps.
Note: Be sure to set each digit within 8
seconds. Otherwise, you must start over
from Step 1.
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For example, when the security
code is 168, the display shows Cc,
–1, –6, –8, then –1 reappears.
CODE or
3. Repeatedly press
MEMO to set the first digit, then
press ANSWER. The second digit
appears.
Note: If you enter an incorrect digit,
press STOP/T-SET, then start again
from Step 1.
CODE or
MEMO to set
4. Press
the second digit, then press ANSWER. The third digit appears.
CODE or
MEMO to set
5. Press
the third digit, then press ANSWER.
The TAD sounds a long beep.
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CHANGING THE REMOTE
OPERATION SECURITY
CODE
The remote operation security code is
preset to 784, but you can change it by
following these steps.
Note: Be sure to set each digit within 8
seconds. Otherwise, you must start over
from Step 1.
CODE until the TAD
1. Hold down
beeps once. Co appears.
Note: If you enter an incorrect digit,
press STOP/T-SET, then start again
from Step1.
CODE or
MEMO to set
4. Press
the second digit, then press ANSWER . The third digit appears.
CODE or
MEMO to set
5. Press
the third digit, then press ANSWER .
The TAD sounds a long beep.
To check the remote operation security
code at any time, follow Steps 1 and 2,
then press STOP/T-SET to exit.
CODE again. Sc (security
2. Press
code) and the digits of the current
code appear in sequence, then the
first digit reappears.
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For example, when the security
code is 784, the display shows Sc
(security code), –7, –8, –4, then –7
reappears.
CODE or
3. Repeatedly press
MEMO to set the first digit, then
press ANSWER . The second digit
appears.
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REMOTE OPERATION
You can operate the TAD-1026’s answering system from almost any touchtone phone, or from a rotary phone using
a pocket tone-dialer (available at your local RadioShack store).
REMOTE ANSWER-ON
Notes:
To set the TAD to answer calls, dial your
phone number. The TAD answers the
call after 10 rings and sounds two beeps.
• When the memory is full, the TAD
answers the call after eight rings
and plays the announcement-only
message (OGM2).
• To bypass the outgoing message
and begin recording a message immediately when you call the TAD
from a remote phone, you can
press # during the announcement.
The TAD skips the rest of the announcement, beeps once, and begins recording.
• If the TAD is set to T.S. (toll saver), it
answers after two rings if you have
new messages (ones you have not
played). If there are no new messages, the TAD waits for four rings
before it answers. This gives you
time to hang up before the TAD answers so you can avoid unnecessary long-distance charges. See
“Setting the Number of Rings” on
Page 19.
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Note: An outgoing message must be recorded before you can remotely set the
TAD to answer calls.
Enter the remote operation security
code within 8 seconds. The TAD sounds
one long and one short beep and plays
the OGM1 message.
You can hang up at this point and the
TAD is set to answer calls. Or, you can
now enter other remote command(s).
If the TAD records over 8 seconds of silence, it automatically disconnects.
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USING REMOTE
COMMANDS
To use the remote commands, you must
enter the remote operation security code
within 8 seconds after the TAD answers
the call. After the TAD beeps once to
verify you entered the code correctly,
enter the number(s) for the function(s)
you want the TAD to perform.
Press:
To:
00
Turn the answering system off.
01
Turn the answering system on.
The TAD beeps and plays
OGM1. (TAD is set to play
OGM1.)
02
Set TAD to answer with OGM2
announcement.
2
Play all messages.
3
Play new messages.
4
Monitor the room where the TAD
is installed. The room is monitored for 15 seconds. Press 4
again for another 15 seconds.
You can repeat this for as long as
you like.
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Delete all messages (except new
messages).
6
Stop playback and message
recording.
7
Record a memo.
Press:
To:
81
Change OGM1.
82
Play OGM1.
91
Change OGM2 (after TAD is set
to play OGM2). (Press 6 when
finished.)
92
Play OGM2 (after TAD is set to
play OGM2).
#1
Change remote operation security code.
#2
Change CBT Code.
#
Skip OGM1 during playback.
After you press 2 or 3:
Press:
5
To:
Delete the current
message.
1 while message
number and day/
time is playing
Replay the previous
message.
1 during message
playback
Replay the current
message.
3
Skip forward to the
next message.
6
Stop message playback.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If you experience problems with your TAD, try the suggestions in this section. If you
still have problems, contact your local RadioShack store for assistance.
Problem
The incoming message is incomplete.
Remedy
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 set to the desired sound level.
The TAD does not answer after two, Be sure the TAD is set to answer calls.
four, or seven rings.
Lo flashes on the display.
The backup battery is weak. Replace the battery (see
“Installing the Backup Battery” on Page 7).
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.
Re-enter your remote operation security code, pressing
each button for 2 seconds.
The remote operation security code might have reset to
the default code due to a power failure. Make sure the
remote operation security code you entered is correct.
No messages appear on the display. This could be caused by a power failure. Reset the TAD.
You cannot record an incoming
message.
Be sure the TAD is set to answer calls.
Be sure the memory is not full.
RESETTING THE TAD
If your TAD stops working properly, remove the AC adapter and the battery from the
TAD, then reinstall them.
Note: The outgoing messages and all information stored in memory are erased when
you reset the TAD.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your RadioShack TAD-1026 Digital Answering System Telephone with DualAnnouncements 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, damage batteries, 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 and void your FCC authorization to operate
it. If your TAD is not performing as it should, take it to your local RadioShack store for
assistance. If the trouble is affecting the telephone lines, the phone company can ask
you to disconnect your TAD-1026 until you have resolved the problem.
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THE FCC WANTS YOU TO
KNOW
In the unlikely event that your phone
causes problems on the phone line, the
phone company can temporarily discontinue your service. If this happens, the
phone company attempts to notify you in
advance. If advance notice is not practical, the phone 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.
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To eliminate interference, you can try
one or more of the following corrective
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
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.
LIGHTNING
Your TAD has built-in protection circuits
to reduce the risk of damage from surges in telephone line 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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Limited One-Year Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for one (1) year 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, 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.
RadioShack Customer Relations, Dept. W, 100 Throckmorton St., Suite 600, Fort Worth, TX 76102
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