The TIME TRACK switch (on recorders with the CT option) should be switched to the OFF
position to hear recorded conversations. Switch to the ON position to hear recorded time
announcements. The Time Track will be silent if a talking clock was not connected to the
recorder when your tape was recorded.
The MONITOR function key should be in the UP position if you do not wish to listen to
what is being recorded while it is being recorded. If the MONITOR key is DOWN when
recording from a microphone or telephone which is in the same room as the recorder there
may be a feedback squeal or echo. If the speaker squeals in record, turn the MONITOR
The RECORD key cannot be depressed if a cassette tape is not in the recorder, or if the
cassette has the knockout tabs removed. To prevent chassis damage, DO NOT FORCE the
RECORD key if it does not depress easily.
When recording directly from a telephone line, an interface coupler must be used
between the recorder and the phone line. The coupler must be properly connected to both
the recorder and the telephone circuit. Any switches on the coupler should also be checked
to insure that they are in the correct position.
If you are still having a problem, test the recorder with its built-in microphone prior
to connecting to your telephone or radio circuit. This will help to isolate the trouble to
either the recorder or your connections. If it does not start and stop properly with the
built-in microphone, check to see that the controls and calibration adjustments have not
been set drastically too high or too low. Return the RECORD LEVEL, ACTIVATE SENSITIVITY,
and TURN-OFF DELAY controls to their mid point (half way between the maximum clockwise
setting and the minimum counter-clockwise setting) and re-test the recorder with the
built-in microphone. If the recorder is OK, re-check your installation connections and