Station Readiness Tests
Station Readiness Tests (SRTs) were a regular feature of any mission at each of the tracking stations.
The SRT involved detailed and exhaustive checks
of equipment and configuration,
in conjunction with the Goddard Space Flight Center.
Bryan Sullivan discovered a 30 minute
compact cassette recording he made at Honeysuckle during Apollo 16.
1.) Part 1 of tape 14 min 32 s including explanatory notes.
2.) Part 2 of tape 10 min 04s including explanatory notes.
Any corrections or info on speakers at Goldstone, Houston, Goddard, Hawaii, etc, would be appreciated. Please let us know.
John Saxon writes “The SRT shift doing a great job! And a good illustration of how difficult that CADFISS stuff was (specially LM Mode 8 :-).
3.) The Apollo 16 Lunar Landing mp3 file.
As recorded from Net 1 and Net 2 at Honeysuckle (Goldstone was prime) 4 min 33 s 560kb mp3 file
Hear John Young and Charlie Duke as they descend towards Descartes
(Audio digitised by Colin Mackellar.)