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.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

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

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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.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

… get our … are off.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Seems like … the burn …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

… …

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Jim Lovell (CDR)

… We're going to have to do something to get all this water out of here.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I'll set up … before I turn the thing on.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, we'll get this thing -

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(Coughing)

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, I'm afraid this is going to be the last lunar mission for a long time.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Are we in DOWN VOICE BACKUP …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Maybe it should reverse itself. I think …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, this is Houston. Go ahead.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger, Jim. We show you on telemetry. Looks solid at the new attitude. Just by the way of information, the latest tracking data shows the pericynthion to be holding somewhere above 136 miles, and the pad you have is still good. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, and, Jim, we wonder whether you've attempted to get drinking water out of the command module po-ti [sic] tank yet. It's—Is that going all right or do you have any questions on it. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

… do it at 169 hours.