Jim Lovell (CDR)

Joe, it appears that the best detent possibly to put the stars in the AOT, would be either number 2 or 4. The rendezvous radar antenna is now in the way. You might think of a procedure to get rid of it with minimum power and then we maybe we'll be able to see stars in a couple of minutes here in a lower detent.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. I think I understood that the rendezvous radar antenna is in the way and you would like a procedure to get it out of the way. Is that right?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

That's affirm; at the proper time, and with minimum power.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. Understand. We'll work that.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Jim, we have a handover coming up on the hour; that's in a minute and a half. On the hour, we would like you to turn the S-BAND TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER switch to OFF, and 5 minutes later turn it back to PRIMARY. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Houston. Shortly you want us to turn the S-BAND TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER to OFF; 5 minutes later, turn it back to PRIMARY.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative, Jim. After the handover apparently they want to make sure that they lockup with you and not the IU.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. And let me know when you want me to turn it off.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. You can turn it off now.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And, Houston, when do you want me to turn that S-BAND TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER off?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Turn it off now.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Aquarius; Houston. We have data back and I assume we have COMM. Over.

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Jim Lovell (CDR)

Houston, This is Aquarius. The COMM is very, very, very noisy. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Copy that. It's noisy on our end, too; stand by while we think about it.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Houston, Aquarius. I am unable to … now …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Jim, Houston. I think you just called, but I didn't copy you.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Jim, recommend you push the POWER AMPLIFIER circuit breaker on panel 16 in. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. POWER AMPLIFIER circuit breaker panel 16 going in.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

POWER AMPLIFIER circuit breaker is in.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. How is the COMM now? Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

A lot of background noise. Let me turn off the SQUELCH.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. You're quite a bit better.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Whenever I enable SQUELCH, I lose you. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. Stand by. You are much better down link.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. This is Houston. We recommend that you set the FUNCTION switch from DOWNVOICE BACKUP to VOICE. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. FUNCTION switch going from DOWNVOICE BACKUP to VOICE.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. How's the COMM now?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

FUNCTION switch … There's still a lot of background noise, Joe.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. We'll look at it some more. Your COMM down to us is excellent now.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Go ahead.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

The noise we're experiencing is similar to what we had sometime before when you switched stations.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger, Jim. INCO is checking into what we can do about the noise. It may be a problem with the new site.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Is the noise any better now? Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

This is Aquarius. Negative.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Go ahead.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. Will you let us know when you want us to yaw another 90 degrees right?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Will do, Jim. Stand by 1.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. We're ready now to yaw another 90 degrees to the right.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

We are going to try to improve the COMM and telemetry by temporarily breaking lock and reacquiring. You may hear some noise in your headset.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Couldn't be any more noise than we're getting now.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Hello, Houston; Aquarius.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Go ahead.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Now that there's no noise, you can give …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Jim, I didn't copy that. Your COMM is pretty good, though. How is it with us?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Houston, do you want to reconfigure the DOWN VOICE BACKUP again?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. I don't think so at this time. Our voice is good now. How's yours?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, why don't we stay where we are for a few minutes.

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Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Houston, Aquarius. We're deadbanding in the new attitude.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Roger that, and your COMM is good.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. In order to save on an amp or 2 of power here, we'd like you to go to the DOWN VOICE BACKUP COMM configuration, which is pulling the power and circuit breaker and going to DOWN VOICE BACKUP. If we get into a COMM problem, all you have to do is reverse that configuration, and it should be good again. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, we'll go to DOWN VOICE BACKUP and pull the POWER AMPL circuit breaker, and if we get into trouble, we'll come back again.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, real fine, and we estimate the next yaw maneuver should start at about 68:02. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Could you give me that in minutes?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

I sure can. That's going to be in 29 minutes from now, Jim.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Houston. We're in DOWN VOICE BACKUP and the POWER AMPLIFIER is pulled.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Jim, Houston. Roger that. You are readable through the noise. How are we? Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

You are loud and clear.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, I guess … at this time … out … configuration …, and we have to get … …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. What else do we have to …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I guess they're going to take …

Fred Haise (LMP)

Well, there's another good one …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

No. … we had battery power for a while, we could …

Fred Haise (LMP)

I don't think that was …

Fred Haise (LMP)

… … all powered down.