Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. It looks like the PTC is deteriorated enough that … the docking window of the LM, and …

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. We got part of your transmission. Understand the PTC has deteriorated quite a bit and you'd like to know what to do about it. Is that affirm?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Negative. How do you read now, Vance?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. The only comment was that it has deteriorated to where the Moon is now coming through the overhead docking window now, in a portion of each pass, and about that time I just lose COMM on either antenna, so there's going to be a short period of time on each revolution where we're not going to have COMM.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. We understand that and one more item for clarification on the water. We don't really know what your usage of potable is. That was purely an estimate assuming a fairly healthy usage.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Hey, Houston; Aquarius.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Go ahead.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Jack just took a look through the optics—through one REV, and he said they look good, loud and clear. He doesn't have any current condensate on either the sextant or telescope.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. Thanks for the info.

Fred Haise (LMP)

How do you read, Vance?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. I'm reading you weakly, Fred. Go ahead.

Fred Haise (LMP)

With all this other procedures you've been working on there, I thought I was going to have a new one for you. How to get four gingerbread cubes apart; I think they were stuck together with epoxy.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

This is in the food bag?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's to stand loads of launch and boost.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Roger. Tool B did the trick.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Hey, Fred. John says you can use the dikes on it to get them apart.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, that probably wouldn't have crumbled them as badly.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I generally don't use the subtle approach. You can tell we're feeling pretty good, Vance, when we start complaining about the food.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Yes. That's good to hear.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

I think everybody's feeling better down here, too.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Fred, we have you on the Goldstone big dish now, and our COMM is much better. If you'd like would you turn the BIOMED switch on to either crewman there.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Stand by. I'll have to plug in first.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Vance. How do you read on baseband.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

We read you just—Stand by.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. We're receiving your MED data; it was a little slow in coming in.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Negative. No call from here.

Fred Haise (LMP)

And, Vance, this is Aquarius.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Jim's coming back on the line, and I'll be unhooking on the BIOMEDs, and you want us to go back to the SPA DOWN VOICE BACKUP?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Jim doesn't have his BIOMED rigged on right now, so … DOWN VOICE …

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. You're too weak on that last. I understand you're disconnecting, and your BIOMED will be off. Say again about Jim, please.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. How do you read now?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. All I said was Jim doesn't have his BIOMED rigged right now so I'll go back to DOWN VOICE BACKUP SPA and Jim's coming on the line.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. We copy you're in DOWN VOICE BACKUP.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, I'm thinking about the last 10 hours. We've lost our suit compressors.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Because we don't want to use the power.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, that's what I'm saying. We can use these fans right here and use the circulate air right through the use of those fans.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Hello, Houston; Aquarius.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger, Jim. Good morning.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Good morning, Vance. How's things going down there?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Oh, it's afternoon down there.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Right. We thought maybe it was morning to you.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, I've sort of lost track. But I had a good sleep.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Glad to hear it. Doctor just said he wondered how many hours?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Oh, let's say whenever I left Jack, and Fred came up and we ate for about an hour, and then I went to bed, so whatever that time was. It must be about 5 hours, something like that; 4 or 5 hours.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Good. Glad to see you catching up.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, the next time that it's convenient, could you get the readout of the REPRESS package in the command module for us? Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

When you go back there, Fred, they want the REPRESS package readout.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

We don't want you to wake anyone up to get it.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

No. No one's asleep now.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

It has? …, was it? … you get forward to it and a pretty good view of the venting.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And, Houston, Aquarius. It looks like service module venting has ceased, at least momentarily.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. Understand service module venting has ceased momentarily. How about the descent stage? Does Fred report venting down there? Do you still see that?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

What is your report on descent stage venting—Was it venting? Anything else going on? Any more venting?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

No. Fred hasn't seen anything else from the descent stage. And I understand that we can expect the—the SHe—tank pressure to build up to relief here about 105 hours.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. A little later than that—like 106—107.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Did you get some interior photos?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I'd like to show them the arrangement of these hydroxide canisters. Do you have?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Did they give Jack any more procedures on command module powerup?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Did they give Jack any more procedures on command module powerup?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, they think it might be up here.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

The main thing we got to think about, and when we have to get to them, is the procedures for LM jettison, the transfer of the LM to CSM mode (cough), LM jettison.

Fred Haise (LMP)

All we have to do is turn the BIOMED … on, and we'll be in there.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. Go ahead, Aquarius.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We would like permission to turn the BIOMED on to get off the hot mike mode. I don't think that we have to be on it now if you have the big dish on, do you?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. Yaw's coming—or roll's coming up for it, and we were going to burn.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger, Jim. We concur. Go ahead and turn it on.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Fine; thank you.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

One other point. The philosophy of timing this midcourse is based a little bit on doing it just before the SHe tank is supposed to vent. That way, we hope that we would have — be powered up and you would have control when the venting occurs, in case you were tossed around a little bit. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Understand. Philosophy on the midcourse is doing it prior to venting of the SHe tank, which means we'll be doing this around 105 hours, I suppose, or 105:30 and so I'll have control of the spacecraft if it should give us some perturbation.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. Then, after that, we would establish PTC again.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Our REPRESS package pressure is 820.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. REPRESS pressure 820. Thank you.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, could you switch your BIOMED switch to the position opposite to where it is now? We are getting a subcarrier, but no data. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Now you know, Houston, I don't have BIOMED on.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. And we have a small addition to the procedure that was read up to you earlier, which involves power transfer from the LM to the CSM.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Houston. Go ahead.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. At the end of the procedure, after the step BAT 5 and 6, OFF, add the following: circuit breakers, panels—panels 11 and 16, ASCENT ECA CONTROL, both open. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. After the step BAT 5 and 6, OFF, step 3 will be circuit breakers panels 11 and 16 ASCENT ECA CONTROL, both open.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's correct, Jim. And this is to guard against a single-point failure that—a remote possibility that would preclude you from getting the batteries back on.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger.

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Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. We just had a battery warning … Battery 2.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Stand by, Jim. The COMM's no good here right now.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Houston, Aquarius. How do you read now?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Go ahead. Loud and clear.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. We just had a battery warning MASTER ALARM, and it looks like it's battery 2.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger, Houston—This is Houston. Could you close the POWER AMP circuit breaker, and we'll get some high bit rate?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. And we need high bit rate.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Are you picking it up, Houston?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. And we want to open the BAL LOAD CROSS TIE on panel 16. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Open the BAL LOAD CROSS TIE breaker on panel 16. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Open BALANCE LOAD CROSS TIE breaker on 16. Roger.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

If you're getting high bit data, we could do an OFF/RESET and go back on on battery 2. We're standing by for that.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Could you turn off battery 2, and leave it off and let us look at it?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Say again. You want us to turn off battery 2, and leave it off until you look at it?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Battery 2 coming off the line.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Aquarius. So you want to stay in this configuration for awhile, and let's look at the battery.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. We'll stay in this configuration.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Want to close the BAL LOADS circuit breaker back now.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. We want to close the BAL LOADS circuit breaker on panel 16 now, again.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We have it closed; the closed—BALANCE LOADS circuit breaker is closed.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Request RANGE FUNCTIONS switch to RANGE …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

All right. RANGE FUNCTIONS switch going to RANGE.