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From: "Marc H.Popek"
Subject: Re: Modification to Telephone Recorder?
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Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 01:19:35 GMT
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Organization: AT&T Worldnet
DO NOT SCREW WITH THE PHONE LINES
UNTIL WAY AFTER YOU THINK YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THE HELL YOU ARE DOING.
"bruce varley" wrote in message
> Srictly (where I am at least) anything connected to the phone lines needs
> be approved. Aside from that, you certainly wouldn't want to earth one
> of the pair. There are some other practical aspects such as the fact that
> when the line goes on and off hook the loop voltage goes between maybe 50
> volts and a quite low value, and you need to ensure that whatever you
> isn't damaged by the transients. Also, AFAIK the level of the send signal
> the loop can be significantly higher than the receive signal, meaning that
> straight off line signal may not record well for all speaking parties -
> normally this isn't noticed because the bridge in the phone takes care of
> it. Your easiest option is to purchase something that does what you want
> works well.
> HarryB wrote in message
> > I have a small portable telephone recording device (Bell Equipment
> > Model No.: BE-310VTR) which connects between the handset and base. I am
> > happy with the quality of the sound: the other party's voice is quite
> > but my voice is almost impossible to understand. I have tried the unit
> > couple of different phones with the same result. Maybe I have a
> > unit which I need to return, but I'm wondering about the following
> > modification:
> > Would it be safe to modify a cord (install a different plug) so that I
> > connect the tape recorder directly to the line that goes into the
> > (in the same way that a caller ID box connects to the line?) Since I
> > little about electronics I don't want to end up burning up the recorder,
> > house, or getting the telephone company knocking on my door.
> > TIA,
> > Harry
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