TELEPHONE No's 10005 & 10006

The Venue is a self contained press-button telephone for table mounted use developed from the Sceptre telephone and was produced in two variants: the Venue 24 and the Venue 24E.

Venue 24 (Telephone 10005AR)
Original Venue telephone that only supported 10 pulses per second (pps) signalling and earth recall facilities.  Superseded by Venue 24E.

Key features:

  • Pulse dialling only
  • Earth recall only
  • REN - 1
  • Last number redial
  • Clock
  • Call timer
  • Mute
  • Notepad
  • LCD
  • 24 Indirect memories
  • Requires 4 x MN1500 batteries

Colours: Brown and White/Pale Grey

Approval Number S/1000/3/F/500164



Venue 24E (Telephone 10006AR)
Updated Venue telephone with customer switchable 10 pps (pulse), mixed/or MF4 (tone) signalling and earth or timed break recall.

Key Features:

  • Pulse and Tone dialling
  • Earth and Time break recall
  • REN - 1
  • Last number redial
  • Clock
  • Call timer
  • Mute
  • Notepad
  • LCD
  • 24 Indirect memories
  • Requires 4 x MN1500 batteries

Colours: Beige, Black and White/Pale Grey

Approval Number S/1000/3/G/500631

Additional Information
Venue 24E

Both models are similar in appearance and offer the following facilities:-

  • Tone Caller - Incoming calls are signalled by a tone caller with adjustable volume control.
  • Secrecy - Pressing the SECRECY button will cut off the transmission without affecting incoming speech.
  • Last Number Redial - Lifting the handset and pressing the LAST NUMBER button will cause the last number dialled, to be pulsed out.  The number may also be transferred to the Main memory.
  • Last Exchange - Number Redial - The Venue 24 assumes that any number more than 4 digits long is an exchange line call and stores this separately enabling extension calls to be made without affecting the stored last exchange number dialled.
  • 24 Store Memory - Each of the 12 keypad buttons has two 16-digit memory stores (lower bank and upper bank).  The telephone will give a beep to confirm that the number has been stored.

    Numbers longer than 16 digits may be handled by using two memory stores or by manually dialling some of the digits and storing the remainder in a memory store.

    Numbers may be deleted (with handset off) by pressing the MEMORY STORE button (once or twice as appropriate) and then pressing the keypad button that the number is stored under.
  • Notepad - Pressing the NOTEPAD button during a call enables users to use the keypad without sending pulses to line. A ny digits (Max 16) subsequently keyed during the call are stored in the notepad memory (e.g. to store a number whilst speaking to Directory Enquiries).  A number stored in the Notepad memory may also be transferred to the main memory.
  • Time Display - Pressing the TIMER/DISPLAY button will cause the time to be displayed.
  • Call Timing - Calls may be timed by pressing the TIMER/DISPLAY button during a call.  The timer will stop as soon as the handset is replaced or if the line is disconnected.
  • Alarm - Venue 24 can be programmed to sound an alarm at any time within the current 24 hour period.

    The alarm will sound for one minute at this time every 24 hours until another alarm has been set or until the alarm facility has been cancelled.  Pressing the ALARM CANCEL button whilst it is sounding will silence the alarm until it is due to sound again.
  • Digit Display - The Display unit normally shows the time of day but will show 'dialled' Digits as they are keyed in and these will flash as they are transmitted to line.  Pressing the TIMER/DISPLAY button will clear any dialled digits and show clock, timer or alarm digits only.

The digit display may also be used to display:
Numbers stored in the Notepad store.  Numbers stored in the Main memory or numbers in the Last Number store.

NB - On Venue 24E telephones the second memory store under the '*' button is the 'Private Store' for PIN numbers etc, any numbers stored in this memory will not be displayed (a line of asterisks will appear instead).

Made by Hosiden Besson Ltd.

Venue 24 approved under Approval number S/1000/3/F/500164 for use on DELs and PBXs in category 1.

Venue 24E approved under Approval number S/1000/3/G/500631 for use on DELs and PBXs in categories 1,3,5,7,9&11.

User guides (supplied with the telephone) PH 3733 (Venue 24) CPE/MS501 (Venue 24E).

Customer Field Notes (Telephones). Published as necessary containing any product specific transitory information.

Venue 24/24E (Venue 24E shown right) have a REN of 1 and are intended for use in normal Domestic or Residential locations.  They are not suited for use in bathrooms or other locations prone to damp or condensation.

Approximate overall dimensions are 215 mm x 150 mm x 60 mm, weight 720 grammes.

The signalling and Recall switches (located on the base) should be set on installation according to the type of exchange/PBX it is used on, (M = MF, L = Pulse, T = Timed break recall, E = Earth recall) e.g.:-

M + T for Digital or Modernised exchanges and a minority of PBXS.
M + E for the majority of modern PBXS.
L + E for un-modernised exchanges and older PBXS.

The telephone uses four MN1500 type batteries.  The battery compartment is opened by levering the front edge of the battery lid upwards with a coin.  To avoid loss of programmed information the instrument must be connected to the Line, with the handset off-hook, whilst batteries are being replaced.

Battery replacement advisable at 12 monthly intervals.

Idle - Normal Capacitor Loop test conditions via the master socket and tone caller/bell circuit.  Venue telephones do not draw on-hook current.

Seized - When off-hook the electronic keypad and transmission circuitry may give high resistance telephone loop conditions as with other self contained press button telephones.


TELE 10006AR WHITE 877133
TELE 10006AR BLACK 877135
TELE 10006AR BEIGE 877137


Power Requirements
Venue telephones require 4 AA size cells to power repertory dialler, timer and memory facilities when the handset is on-hook.  Low batteries will result in the display appearing fainter as the handset is replaced and eventually (when battery voltage drops below 2.7 volts) 'BATTERY LOW' will be displayed indicating that programmed information has been lost.

Battery drain is typically 0.18 ma except when in use (i.e. off-hook, on-line) when battery drain drops to typically 0.02 ma manually keyed out-going calls may be made and incoming calls may still be received when batteries have been removed from the telephone.

Ensure to follow the correct battery replacement procedure.

Signalling details
MF Tone signalling, tones continuous whilst button is pressed, minimum duration approx. 90 ms.
Timed Break recall, approx. 80 ms.
Earth recall, continuous whilst button is pressed.

RFI immunity
Venue 24/24E, fairly good from 100kHz to 200MHz.

Venue telephones will give a short squeal in the earpiece when the handset is lifted if batteries are not fitted.

There is a software error in certain Venue 24E telephones which can result in the clock display altering by ten hours when the alarm facility is used.  This may not be cured by instrument change out as it is not easy to identity affected models but can be overcome by users leaving the flashing cursor in either of the 'years' digits when setting the time or date (normally the cursor is left under the 'tens of hours' digit).

It is possible for users to 'bounce' the handset on pick-up which can be seen by modern exchanges as a dialled digit, this may be overcome (with customers agreement) by switching the telephone and the line to MF (Tone) signalling only.

Customers may complain of 'distorted side tone' when Venue is used on Digital (System X or AXE 10) exchanges and some PBXs.  This is most noticeable where users hold the mouthpiece directly in front of the mouth where it can be affected by 'breath puffs' and will not be solved by instrument change out.  Improvements are in hand for later production models to reduce this problem.

'Digit splitting' can occur (e.g. dial 0xx, call routes to 91xx) with Venue 24/24E in the 'pulse' signalling mode when used on early version Navigator systems, this is a Navigator problem solved by Navigator software upgrade.

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Last revised: October 30, 2022