ANS & REC MACH No. 103A
Answer and Recording Machine No 103, sales name of Osprey, is a low profile telephone
answering and recording machine which uses standard size mini-cassettes to store both
incoming and outgoing messages. The Osprey may be used as an "answering only"
machine by omitting the incoming message cassette. The machine is housed in a mock teak
finish plastic cabinet and the control functions are written on a matt black finish finger
plate. Access to the mini-cassettes is obtained by sliding off a panel situated on the top
surface using the thumb or finger. The facilities of the machine are listed below:-
Outgoing Dictation/Conference/ Announcement 5 to 180 secs. Message facility Incoming Message Aux. socket for mic. and capacity Up to 30 mins headphone Two Way Recording Call Counter Call Monitoring Telephone Line Test Answering Only Pay Tone Detection Built in microphone Volume Control Fast Tape Forward and Voice Operated Rewind Switch (VOX) release Fast Tape Erase Line break release Tape Full detection Ring trip Adjuster 2 or 6 cycles
The machine is mains powered and can only be interrogated locally. In the event of a
mains failure the machine will not answer calls, but will automatically reset to answer
when the mains power is restored. The calls counter will reset to zero, but calls received
before and after the mains failure are not lost.
Normal test conditions when the machine is waiting to answer. After answering an
incoming call the machine presents a loop resistance to line of approximately 130 Ohms.
Last revised: November 12, 2010