NPR/NGS Radio Expeditions
3 Jan 1999
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
- 36.80221 -121.78803
- Sony ECM-55B
Show: Sylvia Earle / Deepworker
Log of DAT #: 2
Date: January 1999
ng = not good
ok = okay
g = good
vg = very good
Chuck testing mic - talking about audio equip¿
check, one, two¿this DAT is a check DAT for the sub. The ¿Deepworker¿CJC to board Deepworker¿the ECM 50s omni-directional are rigged on forward quadrant of dome...into Sony D-7.
instructions given to CJC.
CJC in Deepworker:
sounds of putting right foot down, heel down
Talking about operating thrusters¿
slam shut, mechanical sounds
inside Deepworker (DW)
11:08 ¿ 11:15 right foot (g)
11:20 - 11:34 right heel (voice over radio ¿Go ahead at full throttle¿) (g)
11:39 - 11:46 left foot (g)
11:49 - 11:57 left heel (o)
docking screen, nvg
a lot of equipment bumping around
scrubber (?) sounds.
Talking and scrubber in back, CJC inside.
letting off steam
Right foot down and talking testing levels
putting screen away
CJC out of Deepworker
still moving and recording
AC in DW:
AC getting intoDW
AC receiving instructions for DW
Look at that!¿Look at that ¿Look at that (while talking with person giving instructions)
AC inside D.W. in tank.
AC describing tank set-up
AC giving pressure readings: O2 %¿cabin %¿
SO I¿m sitting here in this thing¿AC describing¿cream coloured inside, dials¿but pretty simple. (o)
AC: The sub is sinking, sub is sinking, sinking¿
Bubbling sounds of going down - stops at @43:43
Alex going under, more description, sounds of being inside
There¿s Dr. S. Earle peering from the side of the tank and smiling, um..I guess she knows how, how delightful an experience this is and how it just makes you want to laugh. 44:43
AC talking in DW ¿attaching floats¿
ambi in DW, some bubble sounds
scrubber sounds throughout
voice over radio, AC conversing reporting on various controls, valves
sinking too much so using hand pump
hand pump sounds
release bubbly sounds;
AC: Holy-Moly¿it really goes down¿
More testing of thrusters.
More testing of Thrusters: to 56:43
AC: This is amazing, this is just amazing¿this is amazing, my hands are completely free I¿m moving this sub with my feet I¿m pushing down on these little foot pedals and this thing takes you wherever you want to go 56:49
More thruster sounds - good to 57:18
AC: it rears up sometimes - that was a backward motion - (more thruster sounds) - going forward.
AC maneuvering to go back up.
AC disabling and docking
AC: You¿re sitting in this steel hull¿foot protrusion at shoulder there¿s a dome¿floating and seeing everything that¿s going on¿crane¿
putting air into cabin¿
That¿s it for my first test drive¿here we go
AC climbs out of DW