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PXE7300 - Aircraft Spruce
ACTIVATION (Sirius Version Only)
The Sirius Satellite Receiver requires an activation and periodic subscription. Monthly, annual and lifetime plans are available. To activate the module, you will need to do the following:
• The Sirius Radio Identification (SID/ESN) number from your SIRIUS receiver.
• A major credit card.
• The SIRIUS tuner installed, the aircraft outside with a clear view of the
9800 Martel Road
Lenoir City, TN 37772
Turn your SIRIUS tuner on and tune it to channel 184.
When you activate online you pay only $5.00 at If you
choose to activate by phone the charge is $15. You can either call
1.888.539.SIRIUS (7474) or activate online.
Keep in mind that there may be additional fees when you activate, based on
the following criteria:
• $5 charge to reactivate a receiver that has been inactive for over six
• $5 late fee for monthly payments made after bill due date.
• Printed copies of account information less than 18 months old cost
$2.50 per request.
• Printed copies of account information more than 18 months old cost
$10 per request.
• Termination of service prior to the end of a prepaid subscription or
committed subscription period will result in a $75 cancellation fee. Fee
does not apply for monthly plans.
Flying Never Sounded so Good!™
You are responsible for all taxes or other government fees and charges, if
any, based on the address on your account.
Entertainment System
Stereo Disc Player
AM/FM Radio Entertainment System
Stereo Disc Player
AM/FM Radio with Optional Sirius Satellite Radio
FAA-PMA Approved
NOTE: Prices subject to change without notice
Pilot’s Guide
Operation Manual
Record your SIRIUS RADIO ID here for future reference:
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Warranty and Service
This section describes the operation of the PXE7300 In-Flight Entertainment system. Operating controls consist of two rotary knobs with pushpush switches, and four buttons.
In order for the factory warranty to be valid, the installations in a certified aircraft must be
accomplished by an FAA-certified avionics shop and authorized PS Engineering dealer. If the
unit is being installed by a non-certified individual in an experimental aircraft, a factory-made
harness must be used for the warranty to be valid.
PS Engineering, Inc. warrants this product to be free from defect in material and workmanship
for a period of one (1) year from the date of installation as recorded in aircraft logbook and/or
on FAA Form 337. During the twelve (12) months, PS Engineering, Inc., at its option, will
send a replacement unit at our expense if the unit should be determined to be defective after
consultation with a factory technician.
All transportation charges for returning the defective units are the responsibility of the purchaser. All domestic transportation charges for returning the exchange or repaired unit to the
purchaser will be borne by PS Engineering, Inc. The risk of loss or damage to the product is
borne by the party making the shipment, unless the purchaser requests a specific method of
shipment. In this case, the purchaser assumes the risk of loss.
This warranty is not transferable. Any implied warranties expire at the expiration date of this
warranty. PS Engineering SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. This warranty does not cover a defect that has resulted from improper handling, storage or preservation, or unreasonable use or maintenance as determined by
us. This warranty is void if there is any attempt to dissemble this product without factory
authorization. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights, which may vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion of limitation
of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusions may not apply to
All items repaired or replaced under this warranty are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. PS Engineering, Inc. reserves the rights to make modifications or improvements to the product without obligation to perform like modifications or improvements
to previously manufactured products.
Front Panel Controls
Operating Controls
The single-disk player is designed for simple operation. The Disc player
will begin to play automatically when a Disc is inserted (unless the disc is
specially formatted as 7300 volume, see section oj special functions). The
disc will play through in order, and then stop at the end. If a disc is not
inserted, the unit will be in the FM radio mode.
When a disc is inserted, the display will show “Reading . . .” for up to 20
seconds, depending on the media and amount of information contained.
Power/Volume Control (1)
The PXE7300 system is turned on and off by pushing the volume (left
hand) knob.
When the unit is first turned on, the green indicator lights should flash in
sequence top to bottom and left to right (2, 3, 5, 4).
The left knob is the volume control. Turning the knob clockwise will increase the volume.
Stop/Eject Button (2)
The Stop/Eject button will stop the disc. Hold for 3 seconds to
eject the disc.
In AM or FM Radio Mode, this button scans up the frequency
Factory Service
The unit is covered by a one-year limited warranty. See warranty information
above. Contact PS Engineering, Inc. at (865) 988-9800 or before you return the unit. This will allow the service technician to provide any other suggestions for identifying the problem and
recommend possible solutions.
After discussing the problem with the technician and you obtain a Return Authorization Number, ship product to:
PS Engineering, Inc.
Attn: Service Department
9800 Martel Rd
Lenoir City, TN 37772
Phone: (865) 988-9800 FAX (865) 988-6619
NOTE: PS Engineering will not be responsible for any units shipped in the U. S.
Mail. Units returned without either an RMA, or a detailed description of the problem AND a contact name and number will be refused.
band for a strong signal. In Sirius mode the button activates a scan down
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title, artist, or album. To modify the filename, select the Rename
Files button in the lower left corner. Click on the field labeled
New File Name and press OK to change the file name. Press the
Apply and OK buttons to update the information
Appendix B Error Codes
Error code
00 to 05 Timeout
Manual Eject (Press Stop while powering on)
command not defined
illegal parameter
sledge error
focus error
spindle motor error
radial error
PLL error
subcode timeout error 1
requested subcode not found error
toc read error
jump error
HF Error
CD decoder hardware error
CA decoder data error
CA decoder hardware error
flash saving error
Flash reading failure
general system error
loading decoder swap file error
internal decoder communication problem
internal memory filemap error
loader error
90 mechanism error / invalid media
Failure to communicate with the Sirius Module.
In the unlikely event that you insert an invalid disc media, a scratched or
dirty disc, or the unit behaves abnormally, please consult the list of error
function, which pauses three seconds on each stream. Pressing any other
button cancels the scan.
Play/Pause Button (3)
Pressing the play/pause button momentarily will pause the player. Hold to
advance the track. Momentarily pressing STOP/EJECT & PLAY/PAUSE
buttons at the same time will cause the track to jump backward.
Disc Result
▲short press Stop
▲ long press
Eject (also in AUX)
► short press Pause
Radio Result
Frequency Scan Up Audio Stream
Scan Up, plays
3 seconds and
scans again.
Frequency Scan
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Audio Stream
Scan Down,
plays 3 seconds
and scans again.
► long press
Select next track/file
and keep playing or
a random track if in
the random mode
MODE press
Change from FM to AM, to SR, AUX to (if enabled) to
R/S press
Toggle into Random Enter the preset
or Sequence play
“Set” mode
Enter the preset
“Set” mode
DATA knob
Select next track and Increase radio freplay
quency or preset
Increment audio
Stream or preset
DATA knob
Select previous track Decrease radio
Decrement Auand keep playing
frequency or preset dio Stream or
preset channel
DATA knob
Push –Short
Show data on file (if Enter Pre-select
Frequency Recall
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Enter Pre-select
Channel Recall
Display Audio
Channel Name
DATA knob
Push –Long
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In AM or FM Radio Mode, this button scans down the frequency band for a
strong signal. In Sirius mode the button activates a scan down function,
which pauses three seconds on each stream. Pressing any other button cancels the scan.
The R/S Button (4)
To access the channel, press the DATA knob (5) the radio mode, and select
the preset with the DATA knob or scan up (2) and down (3) buttons.
Display Dimming (7)
The display is automatically adjusted for ambient light conditions by a photocell. The range is further adjusted by the aircraft dimmer circuit.
This selects random play in the disc mode.
The Data Knob (5)
In the Disc mode (CD or MP3), the knob will advance (CW) or decrease
(CCW) the track. Track number is displayed when the knob is in motion.
Then it will display the track name and then begin to play.
In AM or FM radio mode, this knob can be used to tune the radio directly.
In Satellite Radio Mode, the knob can be used to select the Sirius audio
stream. In SR mode, pressing the data button for two seconds will change
the display from SR channel number to the title of the audio stream (in ex.
The Rock, The Vault, JamON, The Trend, Octane, Alt Nation etc.) You can
then scroll through the available audio stream genre with the data knob.
If the playing media is an MP3 format, the pushing the DATA knob will
display the available data from the playing tracks in sequence when the
knob is pushed.
Song Name
MP3 Actual File Name
Depending on the total size of the information stored on the disc, the
available data may be truncated in the following manner: Small number of
files, Actual File Name, Larger number of files, Truncated File Name,
Most files, Track Number.
The MODE Button (6)
This button cycles through the operating modes, Disc, FM, AM, Satellite
(SR if present) and AUX (if enabled).
Radio Preset Function
The PXE7300 can save up to nine AM/FM or Sirius stations for future recall.
To set press the “R/S” button (4). The next available slot will be displayed
as “S#.” (# being the available memory location). Within five seconds, select the desired frequency using either the DATA knob, or the frequency
scan up or down buttons. (2 or 3). Press the R/S (4) again to save the selection. The display will flash, indicating a successful save.
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Appendix A MP3 Creation
Creating MP3s from an Audio CD
Start MusicMatch JukeBox.( Press the
recorder button, which is the small red dot located in the top right
corner. This will open the recorder window located at the bottom
of the screen.
Insert an audio CD into the CD drive. MusicMatch will automatically read the disc and display the contents in the recorder window. Press the REFRESH button to check the Internet database
for CD information, such as artist, song title, or album. If this
information is available, it will automatically be updated in the
Select Options->Recorder->Format and select either MP3 or
MP3PRO format. You may also set the MP3 file quality under
the Options->Recorder->Quality menu.
Select the tracks to be copied to MusicMatch by checking the
box next to the desired track. Press the record button in the lower
left corner when complete
MusicMatch will then convert the files from the audio CD to
MP3 and display them in the Music Library box located in the
middle of the screen
To edit the MP3 information, select a file in the Music Library
and press the TAG button in the top right corner of the Music
Library box. This will display the MP3 tagged information
screen. Select the General tab to show the information that can be
modified for the PXE7300.
7. The PXE7300 can display song name, artist, album, and filename.
This corresponds to the Track title, Artist, Album, and Track Filename fields shown on the screen. Each of these fields can be
modified to the user’s preference.
Note: The PXE7300 is limited to displaying up to 22 characters in each
of these fields. Click on the appropriate field to modify the track
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