Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Jack. We're going to get a time on a revolution here, and maybe that'll help you out.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Right. And, for your information, the tank went at 1937.

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Spoken on April 16, 1970, 8:16 a.m. UTC (54 years, 3 months ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet

Jim Lovell (CDR)

That's two thousand—1937?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Jack. The Earth went through again at 18 degrees on the LPD.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. Earth at 18. Thank you.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. And we didn't see the Moon that time.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Jack. The Moon went through that time at 32 degrees on the LPD.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Roger. Moon at 32. Thanks.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Jack. Well, we didn't get the Earth that time. The Moon came back through at about 10 degrees, and now we're getting to the Earth again. Stand by.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. The Earth came through the LPD at 62 degrees that time. And the total time for the two revolutions,—I missed the Earth revolution before, but the total time for the Earth's two revolutions was 3 minutes and 50 seconds.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Say again the time and the—and also the LPD number. You're in the background noise, Jack.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Okay, Jack. LPD that time was 62 degrees and that was for two revolutions, being at that distance we missed the Earth—The time before we didn't see it. And the time was 3 minutes and 50 seconds.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. Three minutes and 50 seconds. Is that rate uncomfortable for you?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Jack, Jim said it isn't uncomfortable. It's a little annoying as for the OMNI switching, and also he said it's kind of—He said this Earth/Moon relationship's kind of … because he doesn't know when to …

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Jack. We've got a MASTER ALARM and we've got a battery light flickering.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. Copy a battery light. What battery?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, how about cycling the power temp monitor to find out which battery it is, please.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. That's in work, Joe.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. It's that same old …

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. I can hear you now, Say again, please.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. It's the same old—same old one. The only light I'm getting is on BAT 2.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. We copy your same old friend, battery 2. Could you give us high bit rate for a while, please?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. High bit rate, please.

Fred Haise (LMP)

How you getting it now, Jack?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, Aquarius. You can go low bit rate, POWER AMP, OFF and DOWN VOICE BACKUP now. Voltages and currents look normal on battery 2; so ignore the battery light.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Jack. POWER AMP, OFF, back to low bit rate, and I'll go back to sleep.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

The battery light staying on?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Yes. We got a steady on BAT 2, BAT FAULT LIGHT and the battery caution light.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. And the Skipper in the sack now?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Is the Skipper in the sack now?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Hold on a minute, Jack.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. Since the antenna switch is kind of annoying, we've talked them into buying only half of the data. If it gets too troublesome for you to switch antennas, why, just leave it on one antenna and we'll listen to you half of the time.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. It's not really much trouble. That's all we're doing about it. We'll try to keep up with it. And you're satisfied with this attitude so far. I guess you're going to watch the thermal and find out whether perhaps we're going to some other PTC attitude.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Roger. Thermal appears to be no problem. We're looking at what DELTA-V might have been imparted due to this, and it looks like we're not going to change the PTC attitude.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Then DELTA-V was a part of it; I hope it raised that angle a little bit.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Yes. We'll be looking at the data here, and give you a better answer in next 30 minutes or so.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Meanwhile, back to the drawing board about nonpropulsive vents.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

And, with your kind of luck, it probably lowered the angle some more.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Thanks for the confidence.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

And, Jim, we're going to have a handover here pretty soon, about 3 minutes, we may lose uplink for 30 seconds or a minute.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. We're handed over. How do you read?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Read you loud and clear, Jack.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. I'm hearing you now, and the noise has come up again, but it will go down.