Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Joe. I have one more question, here. If we get a little bit ahead of time on the command module full powerup after we jettison the service module, I'd like to go to LM JETT attitude early, and make sure we get that part squared away and sit there for a while before LM JETT of 1 hour. Now, will we be using LM power up to that time? There's two cables which we'll probably have to disconnect on the way up through the tunnel if we're still going to use LM power?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative. Let me get word on when we expect to go off LM power.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. We expect to go off LM power at the time we start powering up the CSM or about minus 2-1/2 hours. That is not a hard number, and we'll be updating you on it. As far as going to the LM JETT attitude, that's completely permissible as soon as you have a powered up command module and a satisfactory platform, you can go there immediately. We're giving you a maximum of 1 hour just for grins. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Fine. And that will be a LM maneuver, I assume, because we lost the service module, so no strain there.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And, Jack, would like to know what entry angle the midcourse-7 will give us?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Oh, it'll put us right in the middle of the corridor, Jim.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

6.50 degrees. And, Jim, Houston. I guess, as a last item, we expect that it will take us about an hour to update your checklist and your time lines sometime later on today, and we'd just like you to consider that. I expect it'll be 3 or 4 hours before we have all that stuff ready.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. We'll be standing by for that, and now POWER AMPLIFIER switch is going to go off, and then we'll be going to DOWN VOICE BACKUP.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Go ahead.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger, Jim. We're receiving you now. Go ahead.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I thought you were calling, but I guess we had a ground switching problem down there.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Yes. We lost the lock for a little while there, Jim. Well, good day. Could you give us battery A voltage … reading, please, and battery charger current, as you have been doing.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Vance. Stand by.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Volts are 39.5; amps, 1.25.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. Copy 39.5 and 1.25. Thank you.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Aquarius here. Go ahead, Houston.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Say, Jim. Could you give us another reading on the battery A voltage and BAT charger current on the CSM, please.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. And sometime when you have some time to copy, I have an entry stowage list to give you which specifies which equipment will be moved between vehicles before splashdown.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I'm—I'll be able to copy that in a minute.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Volts, 39.4; amps, 1.25.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

39.4, and say again amps.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Vance. We're ready to cover—to copy the stowage list.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. Now, I'll give it to you in two parts. The first is LM to command module equipment transfer. The second part will be the reverse, command module to LM equipment transfer. And both parts represent Deltas from the launch stowage, and here comes the first list, LM to command module equipment transfer. First, DSEA, and I'll give you the stowage location, too. That goes in R-13.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Vance, what was that again?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

DSEA; that's recorder in—will go in the command module; it's recommended you stow it in R-13. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, the DSEA—that's the recorder—will be stowed in R-13.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's affirm. Next. LM flight data file. That will go in R-1, R-2, and R-3. Next. Three PPKs in A-8.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. 16-millimeter and 70-millimeter exposed film in R-13. Okay, next. O2 hose screen caps on the O2 hoses. Next: two 70-millimeter Hasselblad cameras, and stow these in B-6 in the empty LiOH volume.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, next. Black-and-white TV camera, and recommend stow that on top of A-7 and A-11 in decontamination bag. Next: flag kit, stowage location A-8. Next: LM fecal bags, used, R-9, waste management system chute.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, that's the first list, Jim.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

And, if you want to read that one back, why then I'll—I'll give you the second one.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

This is the LM to command module transfer, and this is the Delta from the launch stowage. Number 1: DSEA …; number 2: LM flight data file in R-1, R-2, R-3; three PPKs in A-8 … -

Jim Lovell (CDR)

… A-8; and used LM fecal bags in R-9.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, that's affirm, Jim. We had a lot of noise, and we didn't get the middle part, but I think that's fairly—should be fairly clear to you, and don't bother with the readback of that that we missed, unless you have any doubts. And then I'll, if you're ready to copy, I'll give you the second list.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. This is CM to LM equipment transfer. Cabin fan filter and bag, and that, in the LM, should go in the ISA. Okay, next: decontamination bags, except for the ones used to wrap camera, should go in the ISA.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Two LCGs, if you don't have them on already, to the IS—ISA. I realize you wouldn't have them on, because you're cold enough already.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, and finally, four LiOH cans, the ones used in the LM, and those can go in the jettison bag in the LM. Okay, a couple of notes. After loading the ISA, recommend secure it to the righthand restraint system.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

And secure the jettison bag to the PLSS on the floor. And that's all.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Vance. This is command module to LM: cabin fan filter and bag in the ISA; decontamination bags, except for the ones we use for the TV camera, in the ISA; two LCGs in the ISA; four LOiH [sic] cans in the JETT bag; and we'll secure the ISA on the right-hand side—on the right-hand restraint system, and we'll secure the JETT bags to the PLSS on the floor.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, would you give us PCM to HI bit rate. We think maybe we might be able to lock up on your high bit rate now. Over.

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Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. We're getting it intermittently. We think we might get it steady and improve circuit margins if you would, in addition, on panel 16, open the PRIMARY POWER AMPL circuit breaker, and I'll give you next step in a minute.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. PRIMARY POWER AMPL is opened.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. And on panel 12, POWER AMPL to PRIMARY.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

POWER AMPL to PRIMARY.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Or rather, Houston. Jim, it looks like we got a lockon, which is going to improve our data flow here. Only thing is, we'll probably lose data and probably voice, too, during a portion of each roll. So you might expect that. The other thing is, if anyone has on any BIOMED, would you switch your switch to—your BIOMED switch to that position.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Understand the first, Vance, and no one has on any BIOMED —

Jim Lovell (CDR)

— Fred and Jack are maneuvering things around right now, and mine is long since departed the scene.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Vance, you might be interested—the way we're—the way we got this thing arranged, we have one helmet attached to the COMM lines attached to the LM hoses, and the guy that's got the duty wears the helmet, so the other people are free to maneuver.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Right. That's understandable. One guy's on the leash, huh?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, when you get finished moving your stowage around and it's convenient, we'd like to terminate the battery charge for a little while to bring up the CM TM so we can take a look at the temperatures again, like we did yesterday. Advise that right now on your batteries, you have 111 amp-hours; and, eventually, we hope to have them up—peaked up to about 116. One other point, we—we can either read that procedure up again which involves cranking up the telemetry, or, if Jack still has it, we can use his notes and—but I have one or two changes to—to make on them. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, understand that you'll want us to terminate battery charge for a while, and crank up the CM TM to read out temperatures. And you have a few changes to Jack's checklist, and I'll turn the COMM over here to Jack shortly, as soon as he's finished, and we'll get along with it.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, we'll be standing by for—there's no hurry on it.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Just out of curiosity, Vance, what's our distance and velocity now?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Hey, stand by 1. You're speeding up, I think.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, we have you 101 000 miles out, and your velocity is 5848. Starting to speed up.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston; Aquarius.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Vance. Jim said that you want to terminate battery charge on battery A.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's affirm, Jack. Request to—Before you terminate it, get the usual readout on voltage and current; and we'd also like a time of termination, and understand you have the termination procedures. Is that affirm?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. That's affirm. Stand by. Let me just make sure I've got everything here before I go off on a tangent.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack, and your battery-charge termination procedure remains unchanged, but when we go to power up the CM and look at your TM, we have a couple of additional steps.