Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. You faded out at the very beginning, so please go through that again. We understand you don't get anything on MAIN B.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Vance. How are you reading now?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. We're hearing you better. Stand by 1.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. Please, repeat back now your conversation. You were cut out for—a while ago.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

I don't have any idea where we cut out, Vance. I just said that we performed the procedure exactly as you say. We're down into the SEP critical portion to where I said, “select best OMNI.” However, we're not getting any MAIN BUS B voltage reading. I can read BAT BUS B, Baker, at 36.5; BAT Charlie at 37.0, but I have negative MAIN BUS B readings.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. There are two—There's a switch and a circuit breaker that were positioned this morning that we'd like to have you check—Correction, just the switch. Panel 5, check your bus tie. MAIN BUS TIE BAT B/C on.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

That is verified on. I checked that.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack; this is Houston. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. We're getting data from you, Jack, so that much looks good. On panel 5, request verification that EPS SENSOR SIGNAL circuit breaker is MAIN B. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

— that MAIN B is closed.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. And, we see your MAIN BUS B voltage at 28-1/2.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. You can see it. Good. Okay then. Okay, Vance. That circuit breaker is in.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Well, Vance, if you're getting data from them, let me go back up there and finish the …

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. Please repeat, you're cutting out.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Vance. Okay. We just changed OMNIs here. I say, if you're getting data from us, that's the important thing. Let me go back up into the bedroom there and get the readings you wanted, so we can get this stuff powered down. Is that okay?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

— by all means and —

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

— select best OMNI —

Jack Swigert (CMP)

— and then go back up.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Vance. We'll go back up—We've got voltage now, and we'll go back up and take the readings that you want.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. And select best OMNI.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. I'm going back up into the bedroom, Vance. How do you read?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. I'm going back up to the bedroom. We'll select best OMNI and continue on with the procedure.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Vance. Jim's up. How do you read?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Reading you loud and clear, Jim.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And, Houston, I noticed through the AOT and through the overhead docking window that we are venting again.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. Understand; the service module is venting.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, would you holler into the bedroom and tell Jack that when he has his onboard readouts that we wish he'd back—use the backout procedure and shut down again—per the procedure we gave him.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. As soon as he—As soon as he gets his onboard readouts to use the powerdown procedure and shut down. Is that right?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Jack just—Jack just told me that he's through, and he's going to go through the backout procedures again, the first one he's got is the shutdown.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Jack's ready to give you the readings if you are ready to copy them.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Vance. The readings that you wanted; are you ready?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

BAT Charlie, 37.0; pyro A, 37.0; pyro B, 37.0; SPS helium pressure, 3450; and just for kicks, nitrogen A, 2300; nitrogen B, 2400; CM RCS injector temperatures: 5 Charlie, 4.5; 5 Dog, 3.5; 6 Alfa, 4.0; 6 Baker, 4.6; 6 Charlie, 4.0; 6 Dog, 3.8; battery manifold pressure, 4 Alfa, 1.4.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack, We got it. Thank you very much.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. How does the telemetry look on our—on the old Odyssey?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

It doesn't look too cold. Looks pretty good.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Thank you very much.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

We're going to need him.

Deke Slayton

How does it feel, Jack?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

I'll tell you, Deke, it's cold up in there. I don't know whether we'll be able to sleep up there tonight; it must be about 35 or 40 degrees.

Deke Slayton

Roger. That's just what I was worrying about.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Right now, we're getting two sets of CWGs on.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

It's not uncomfortable at all in Aquarius, but it definitely is cold in Odyssey.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Vance. Jim's back on.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We just had a change in watch; that's all.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston, Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, two items: in the command module, we wish to verify that the PYRO BATTERY selector was left in the main position. And we're ready to have the POWER AMP circuit breaker on panel 16 pulled, whenever you are ready.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Vance. Fred just tells me that he put it there, and we're checking that again about the PYRO BATTERY selector in the main position.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Understand that you are checking it.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And I will pull the POWER AMP circuit breaker.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

How does number 2 battery look to you now?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, it looks like it was probably a sensor problem; the battery number 2 is load-sharing well. And we see no indications of higher temperatures in the glycol loop or anything that would make us think that it is heating up.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger.

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Jim Lovell (CDR)

I just want to talk over a little philosophy here. Fred told me that at one time you came up and told him that we were a little steep on the entry angle, and now our burn is going to make us—give us a steeper angle. I just want to make sure that we're all talking about the same thing, that, in essence, at this particular situation, we're shallow, are not steep, and we are going to increase the angle.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, the situation is that, at the moment, we're a little bit shallow, and retrograde midcourse is going to put us more in the center of the corridor. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay; fine. I just wanted to make sure. Fred had written down some time ago, that—that our angle now was about 71 and we were going to do a midcourse of 7 feet per second because its appears that we're going to shallow it out. I think we're all talking the same language now.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. And, I guess it follows, but your perigee is a little bit high right now, too; so that will be bringing it back—back down, that is.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Yes. Yes, that's the important thing.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

One other question, Jim. Our readings down here say your LM cabin's about as cold as the command module cabin. Is that right?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, we really don't know. There's usually two people in the LM cabin, and it's a lot—It seems to be a lot more compact, and so we don't notice the coldness down here as we do in the command module.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Some time ago, I copied down a long COMM midcourse-7 corridor control burn at a GET of 134:59:42.98. Is that burn pad still valid?