Comm Tech

Aurora Seven, Aurora Seven, this is California Com Tech, California Com Tech. Do you hear? Over.

Scott Carpenter

Hello. California Com Tech, Aurora Seven. Loud and clear. How me?

Comm Tech

We're reading you loud and clear, also. Stand by for Cap Com.

CAPCOM

Aurora Seven, California. How do you read?

Scott Carpenter

Hello, Al, loud and clear. How me?

CAPCOM

You're loud and clear, Scotty. Short report.

Scott Carpenter

Roger. Control mode is manual, gyros normal, maneuver off. Fuel is 45-50 [percent]. Balloon is out. Oxygen 81-100 [percent]. And my status is good. The capsule status is good, except I'm unable to get a reasonable suit steam exhaust temperature. Still reading 70 [degrees]. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, seems to me as long as suit inlet is going down that you could continue to increase flow until you feel comfortable.

CAPCOM

Understand you're GO for orbit three.

Scott Carpenter

I am—-Roger. I am GO for orbit three.

CAPCOM

Seven, this is California.

CAPCOM

General Kraft is still somewhat concerned about auto fuel. Use as little auto; use no auto fuel unless you have to prior to retrosequence time. And I think maybe you might increase flow to your inverter heat exchanger to try to bring the temperature down. They are not critical yet, however.

Scott Carpenter

Roger, I have gone from 4 to 5 on the inverter at this time. And I think I'll increase just a tad on the suit.

CAPCOM

Roger. You're sounding good here. Give you a period of quiet while I send Z and R cal.

CAPCOM

Seven, this is California sending Z cal on my mark.

CAPCOM

Stand by for R cal 3, 2, 1.

Scott Carpenter

All right now, I'm beginning to get all of those various particles, they—they're way out. I can see some that are a 100 feet out.

C

Roger. R cal off.

Scott Carpenter

They all look like snowflakes to me. No don't—they do not glow of their own accord.

CAPCOM

Roger, Seven. Do you—have you . . . perspire or have you stopped perspiring at the moment?

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Scott Carpenter

No, I'm still perspiring, Al. I think I'll open up the visor and take a drink of water.

CAPCOM

Roger. Sounds like a good idea.

CAPCOM

Seven, would you give us a blood pressure, please, in between swallows.

Scott Carpenter

Okay, there's your blood pressure. I took about 20 swallows of water. Tasted pretty good.

CAPCOM

Roger, Seven. We're sure of that, we're getting Alpha times and—Hotel. You have Hotel, I know. How about 3 Alpha?

Scott Carpenter

Roger, and Mark now a tensiometer reading. It's as tight as I've seen the string. Mark another tensiometer reading.

CAPCOM

Roger. We have those.

Scott Carpenter

Now say again your last question?

CAPCOM

Do you have 3 Alpha of 03 11 00?

CAPCOM

That is correct.

Scott Carpenter

Roger. Copied.

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CAPCOM

Seven, this is California. Do you still read?

Scott Carpenter

Roger. Loud and clear.

CAPCOM

Roger, we have no further inquiries. See you next time.

CAPCOM

Aurora Seven, Guaymas Cap Com.

Scott Carpenter

Hello, Guaymas. Go ahead.

CAPCOM

Roger, we're reading you loud and clear. We'd like to conduct a wobulator test here. We use White Sands whenever you give us the word.

Scott Carpenter

Roger, I have one; it's the yaw gyro on the stop at this time.

CAPCOM

Is your wobulator on now?

Scott Carpenter

Yes, the wobulator is on.