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2007-Dec-06, 05:42 PM
Does anyone know what frequency(s), modulation, and power output the CM and LEM used?
How many different radios (main/backup) did they have?

Bob B.
2007-Dec-10, 02:00 PM
I don't have the information at my fingertips, but I might be able to find it.

I believe the frequencies used were around 2295 Mhz, though I don't know the exact number. Much of NASA's communications are around this frequency. In the air-ground communications you'll often heard them refer to it simply as UHF.

2007-Dec-10, 02:22 PM
I don't have the immediate answer, but some of this was covered in the podcast series "Conversations with Apollo".

Interview with Mike Dinn, retired director of the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station: http://media.libsyn.com/media/apollotalks/episode_2_-_Mike_Dinn_Honeysuckle_Creek_1.mp3

Interview with John Saxon, former operations supervisor at the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station: http://media.libsyn.com/media/apollotalks/episode_3_-_honeysuckle2.mp3

Main web site: http://www.apollotalks.com/

Joe Durnavich
2007-Dec-10, 09:22 PM
Take a look at the Unified S-Band (USB) documents: