The NPR.org news item and audio podcast JoAnn Morgan: The Only Woman In The Firing Room During Apollo 11 features an excellent interview with JoAnn Morgan and other KSC personal.
It's a short but excellent report and worth a listen.
MORGAN: At first, a test supervisor came over and said, oh, we don't have women here. Eek. I didn't know what to do, so I called my director - Karl Sendler was his name - and I said, Mr. Sendler, this test supervisor tells me that women aren't allowed out here. He said, oh, JoAnn, you get the test done. Bring me the data. You know, don't worry about it.
BYRNE: And she did. She became a familiar face in the testing rooms. She monitored sensors, and she monitored Soviet signals attempting to scramble communication and sabotage the flight. This was the Space Race, after all.
MORGAN: They got used to me, and they accepted me. And so by Apollo 11, them putting me out there to be there at liftoff was probably not that big a surprise. And after launch, the test supervisor, who happened to be the same one who'd told me I couldn't be at blockhouse 34, he came down and gave me a cigar when he was handing out cigars.
Question: What was the nature of the Soviet signals (if there were any) that attempted to interfere with the Apollo mission?
- Were they simply jamming signals meant to interfere with basic reception, or were they engineered to do something in particular; block only a certain channel or generate spurious data?
- Were the signals directed at Apollo spacecraft and meant to overwhelm powerful legitimate Earth transmissions, or were they directed at Earth receivers attempting to pick up the far-weaker transmissions from the Apollo spacecraft(s)?
- Radio Jamming in the Soviet Union, Poland and Other East European Countries
- New York Times Soviet Union Ends Years of Jamming of Radio Liberty
- April 1959 Popular Electronics: Russian Jamming: The Electronic Iron Curtain