Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. Wonder if you could zoom in on that S-IVB for us a little bit?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Yes, yes. More like that. That's nice. It's off our screen to the right, now.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Oh, that's very nice, very nice.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. Is EECOM monitoring the O2 FLOW HIGH light again? We haven't yet started the venting yet.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Stand by. I'll check.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Jack, your cabin REGs are still making up, but you're GO to open the waste management vent again at this time, and we'll delta the time to close it by the appropriate amount for you.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Real fine. Well, we'll wait till the S-IVB does its maneuver here.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Joe. We just had a momentary dropoff in signal strength again there.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger, Fred. We had an LOS for a minute and we lost our TV picture. It looks like—yes, we Just got it back. It looks great again.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. You might stop the f-stop down one more notch, if you got any left.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, 13, Houston. We'll be commanding the evasive maneuver in about 17 seconds.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. We can see it start to move. However, it doesn't seem to be a lot of debris or vapor coming out of it.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger that, Jack. Booster says that's great. He says the booster's doing its thing normally. Concur. We don't see much on the television at all.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, Apollo 13, Houston. We'd like to change the S-band and antenna configuration. Like you to go OMNI Delta. Like you to go MANUAL mode on the high gain with pitch of minus 60 and yaw of 90. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. You want us to OMNI Delta and MANUAL on the high gain to minus 60 and plus 90. Is that correct?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston. How much longer would you like the television?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Stand by on that. We'll get a word.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, 13; this is Houston. You can turn the TV off anytime you're ready. We've enjoyed the show.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. Before you secure the TV, we'd like to know whether that was in maximum zoom, just for information.

Fred Haise (LMP)

That's affirm. Jim had it in MAX zoom.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Good deal. That was a real good picture.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, 13, Houston. The APS evasive maneuver appeared to be nominal. The LOX dump time is now 4 plus 39 plus 20, about 3 minutes late.

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Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. We are right now opening the WASTE STOWAGE VENT.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston. We are charging battery B.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger, 13. We see it. Looks good.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Apollo 13, Houston. Request OMNI Alfa now. Over.

John Young (CAPCOM)

Roger. They are having trouble verifying that the high gain is doing its thing. Like to verify that the pitch is minus 10, the Y is plus 350, you're in WIDE BEAM WIDTH and AUTO.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Minus 10 pitch, plus 350 yaw, and WIDE BEAM WIDTH and going into AUTO. You want HIGH GAIN, John?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Here, it's coming at you.

Fred Haise (LMP)

All right, Houston; 13.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Is the S-IVB doing something different now?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Well, I don't know. It should be—let's see, it should have started the LOX dump at least quite a while ago. I guess that's complete. Why do you ask, Fred?

Fred Haise (LMP)

I'm looking out window 5 at what I think is the S-IVB, and I'm seeing what looks to be double plumes, going in two very narrow bands maybe about 3 degrees that are streaming out from it. And then there is a less dense band that covers maybe a 40-degree swath through the sky that continues out, also, in two directions.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Hey, Joe, what it looks like, kind of, is if you pull up behind a guy that's pulling a contrail, and you get in his contrail, like he's going away from you—there's a long contrail -

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay; stand by. Let me see what Frank's got to say about that.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Except we're between—Looks like we're between two contrails, one guy above and one below.

Fred Haise (LMP)

It's a very pretty sight.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, 13; Houston. The booster says that the propulsive dump is concluded; he now has the nonpropulsive vents open and what you see is a normal phenomenon and it should go on for another 5 minutes or so.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, while I've got you, 13, at your convenience, we'd like to have the results of the EMS bias tests that you did pre-TLI and pre-SEP.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. The TLI—the DELTA-V no bias test prior to TLI, we had a 0.8, and post-TLI, it was 1.0.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. Copy that. Thank you very much. Incidentally, as your tracking gets better and better, the size of MCC-2 is getting lower and lower and figures to be somewhere between 20 and 30 feet per second now.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. We have a PTC REFSMMAT ready, if you're ready to go P00 and ACCEPT, we'll stick it in there.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. I'm P00 and ACCEPT, Joe.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Apollo 13, Houston. We'll have a handover in half a minute or so. You may get a momentary loss of strength.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Apollo 13, Houston. The computer is yours. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger.

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Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Houston. Do you copy 13's torquing angles on the P52?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. Leave them up just a second, and we'll get them down.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. Okay. We got them.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. The time of torquing was 5 hours 30 minutes and 40 seconds.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Hello, Houston; Apollo 13.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I just got all hooked up to get in my COMM system here, and I just wanted to check out. I've got my suit stowed, a few other odds and ends done, and I'm back in business again.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Good deal. We're kind of hanging loose down here. I've got a lift-off plus 15 pad. There's no hurry to read it up, so let us know when you're ready.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Houston. Go ahead with the pad.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. Lift-off plus 15 pad: GETI 015:00, DELTA-VT 5622, longitude minus 165, and GET 400K 047:04. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Houston. Lift-off plus 15: GETI 015:00, 5622, minus 165, 047:04. Is that correct?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. We'd like to have the ATTITUDE SET switch back to GDC, if you're finished with your aline. It gives GNC down here a telemetry problem.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

I'm just going to give them one more aline here.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. Would you please verify or tell us what S-band antenna configuration you're in, please?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. Stand by a minute, Jim. Our signal strength is getting a little low. We may have a recommendation.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. Are you in MANUAL or AUTO in HIGH GAIN?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Stand by. We're in AUTO TRACK, Joe, and HIGH GAIN.