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Offline Naraht

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Apollo 11 Guidance loop very low
« on: July 21, 2020, 07:48:31 am »
Having followed through the lunar descent shift on the FIDO loop, I'm now trying to do the same with Guidance, but it seems like the audio on that loop is often a lot lower than on other loops. It's not inaudible but it's difficult to listen to.

I'm not certain if this was an issue with the recording or the digitisation or with Apollo in Real Time itself, but thought I'd flag up in case there was any fix?

A couple of random examples:
https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/?t=096:18:08&ch=21
https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/?t=096:38:40&ch=21

In the mean time I'll carry on doing my best to follow the various debates between Steve Bales and Jack Garman. :)

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Re: Apollo 11 Guidance loop very low
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2020, 06:47:20 pm »
This is an issue with the digitization unfortunately. Long story.

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Re: Apollo 11 Guidance loop very low
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 01:45:56 am »
Oh well, thanks for letting me know! I can't complain... too busy hoping that they'll be digitizing other Apollo missions next.

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Re: Apollo 11 Guidance loop very low
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2020, 08:20:48 am »
It's in work. I just got word that the National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to the researchers who did 11 and 13 audio to do the rest of the Apollo missions (160,000 hours). It will take many years, but it's happening.

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Re: Apollo 11 Guidance loop very low
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2020, 10:57:17 am »
Thank you so much for sharing this news. I have literally spent time lying awake in bed – intermittently over the past twenty years or so – worrying that these priceless historical sources wouldn't be preserved. This is wonderful news and I'll wait as patiently as I can. :)
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