** ALBANIA. 9855-, July 26 at 0127-0134+ no signal from R. Tirana, so presumed it isn`t going to show at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11780, July 26 at 0131 check, RNA is not putting out any audible spurs circa 100/200 kHz away (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11760, July 26 at 1434, RHC with `Sonido Cubano` music show starting song “Para Nosotros Siempre Es 26“ commemorating the anniversary of the Revolution which would turn Cuba from a ruthless capitalist oligarchy into a ruthless communist dictatorship; how sad. This very strong signal continues to be very distorted/overmodulated. I thought they might clean it up for the holiday, ha2. Likewise // 15370, while // 17730 signal is VP. At 1500, 15370 is already off, while 11760 is making frequency announcement and continues, as the usual single all-day frequency. I thought they might have kept some others on today too. There may yet be some special programming, anti-American rally at the Plaza, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9315, July 26 at 0133, R. Cairo with usual humblob, but no side spur this time. However, Wolfgang Büschel reported “9315even EGY Radio Cairo terrible audio signal, and at least 14 x 50 Hertz apart distance, string parade like garden fence visible either sideband, S=8-9 strength at 0304 UT July 26“ — 14 X 50 = 700 Hz or only 0.7 kHz either side of fundamental, a.k.a. humblob (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1390 (and spurs circa 1360 & 1420), local KCRC Enid published this small display ad in the July 26 Enid News & Eagle: “We`re changing the face of sports radio in Enid! AUGUST 1 on 1390 KCRC!“ — I suppose that mean they are quitting ESPN Radio for another of the proliferating sports networx. I may not notice as I avoid listening to it like the plague (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. RF 29, KTUZ “30-1“ Telemundo station, July 26 at 0515 UT is in freeze-frame not only on the air but via Suddenlink Cable 21: a buxom but unexposed woman at a table across from a man, with the hashtag lower right: #SinSenosSíHayParaíso — I keep an eye on it rechecking and rechecking and it`s *still* frozen for almost another hour, when at 0607 UT it fitfully updates to some scheduled infomercial before freezing again.
A little research shows that`s the title of a new novela which premiered last week, produced in Colombia as a sequel to “Sin Senos No Hay Paraíso“. Altho I`ve never axually watched it, I had found that an intriguing title, as literally translated means “Without Breasts There Is No Paradise“, and now “Without Breasts There Really Is Paradise“. Wiki and other sources do not explain what the title means, where it comes from, but the background to the novel does not seem to be about breasts at all, let alone mastectomy or augmentation. Perhaps it`s an obvious allusion for someone within the Latin American culture; if so, what?
Altho the primary translation of “seno“ is “breast“ as far as I am concerned, it seems the word is really extremely ambiguous, according to my Random House dixionary: “SENO m. hollow; hole; concavity; bosom, breast; chest; uterus, womb; any internal cavity of the body; bay, cove; lap (of a woman); interior (of anything), heart; gulf; math: sine; anat: sinus“. So perhaps the title is a play on some of these (translated) meanings? I`m always amused by how such feminine anatomy comes out masculine in Spanish: Viva el machismo!
As for KTUZ freezing for over an hour, the show is scheduled at 8-9 pm and again at 11 pm-midnight CDT = 04-05 UT, so the freeze probably occurred sometime during the latter hour. Same KTUZ RF 29 transmitter also radiates Univisión as “36-1“ and Estrella TV as “48-1“, both of which remained unscathed. So was it an input problem back at the studio? A heavy storm was hitting OKC at this time.
We also earlier during Colbert inexplicably lost cable HD access to KWTV 109 on one set, also SD KWTV 9 on another, which supposedly reach Enid headend by fibre-optic, not OTA; while KWTV continued without interruption on RF 39 thru antenna, which is how I prefer to watch it unless there be some breakup here in the DTV fringe area from OKC (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, July 26 at 0100, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until cutoff at 0101:59*, which is 25.5 seconds later than last check 4 nights ago, July 22 until 0101:33.5*, or 6-3/8 seconds later per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1835 monitoring: confirmed Monday July 25 after 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.92-CUSB, poor at S8. Next:
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490-, UT Tuesday July 26 at 0102, tuning in WBCQ exactly one week after I heard an unscheduled airing of `Church of the Subgenius Hour of Slack` — yes, here it is again, “subgenius“ soon mentioned, interview with someone from Devo, mention Garden City and WLIW(?); 0104 rules of Bob, let there be slack, etc., etc. But cut at 0115 to AW`s plug for new programming on WBCQ, canned The Planet ID & IS, 0116:35 join Brother Scare in progress (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505vv, July 26 at 0122, WRNO is still off again tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, July 26 at 1431, no signal from KVOH, not even a JBA carrier. Supposedly *1400, but propagation is unfavorable; recheck at 1610 it is on and fairly audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 13559.6-CW, July 26 at 0117, pipper at the rate of 80/minute, but a couple times two pips were linked instead of a break between them. Competing with wideband CODAR pulses at a different rate. Previously had this or a similar pipper close to 13562. This in lieu of any regular IDable beacons on the ISM Part 15 Band, tho I did once have a near-imagination-level copy of K6FRC? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1631 UT July 26