Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Bill, could you run through that again? We're not reading you too loud, and would you say again what you tried on the way out, please.

Bill Anders (LMP)

On the way out, they gave us some REACQ angles which we used, and once it broke lock and re-positioned itself, why, it went over to the OMNI's and waited till we got to near breaking lock again and switched back and snapped right in there.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Thank you. We copy.

Bill Anders (LMP)

We have a few more stars to get, and then we'll give it a try.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger, Bill. We got a bunch of tapes of some of your favorite music down here. You be interested in hearing a little background on the S-band?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Go ahead.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Roger. For some reason, we suddenly got a PROGRAM 01 and no attitude light on our computer.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Stand by one, Jim. We're working on a procedure for getting you cranked back up again.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Okay. Jim, while we're working on this procedure, we'd like to know did you select 01, and you get a VERB 37 ENTER, 01 ENTER?

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Let's see, I'm not too sure, Mike. I might have done that, yes.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

We have star 01 coming up, now that might have been the reason.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Okay. We understand. Why don't you just hold what you've got on your DSKY, and we'll be with you shortly.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Could you or Bill give us a better OMNI antenna, please?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 8.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Okay. Frank, our procedure is to select P00, and from P00 go to P51, and get a platform alignment. After you've done that, we will send you up a P27, a REFSMMAT, and then you can do P52 REFSMMAT options. Then you'll be back in business. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay, Mike. Thank you.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, this is Apollo 8.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Go ahead.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Say again. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. We've completed a P51 now. You want us to try a P52, or you want us to wait till we can put a REFSMMAT in?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Stand by one, will you, please, Frank?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

We're putting together a P27 load for you now, Frank; that's the reason for the delay. We just want to make sure we don't overlook anything before we send it up to you.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. We'll just sit tight then. We've got a good P51. We'll just wait till you put in a REFSMMAT, and then, of course, we'll fine align over to that, right?

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Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

That's right, that's exactly right. Just stand by.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Mike, this is Frank again.

Frank Borman (CDR)

I suggest that we go ahead while you're doing that, do a P52 here; and let it do an automatic and just tweak this up. Jim had to use Rigel and Sirius, and they're pretty close together. And although we got a zero difference for the star angle, that might not be a bad idea just to try a 52 here.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

We'd rather not do that, Frank. Stand by one.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Alright. We won't do a thing.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Frank, we feel that procedure that you're talking about is really not required, and it's sort of wasting your time. You'd still have to—upon completion of that, we'd have to send you a new REFSMMAT, and you'd have to go ahead and do P52 to that REFSMMAT in addition. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

We understand that. Go ahead. We'll wait for your REFSMMAT.