Thursday, March 03, 2016

Clandestine station updates

All times UTC

Clandestine radio station, Radio Oemeni-ti/Tamsaasa Radio, listed as OMN is a new Oromo language station via Kostinbrod, Bulgaria. heard at 1800-1900 on Wednesday-Sunday on 15170 kHz (initially it was on 9480). (Mauno Ritola WRTH Facebook 15 Feb, Bulgarian SW Blog 22 Feb) The station appears to be United States, based, its web site states that OMN (Oromia Media Network) is an “independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit news enterprise whose mission is to produce original and citizen-driven reporting on Oromia, the largest and most populous state in Ethiopia.” Email

Radio Lead Africa appears to be the name of a new Ugandan opposition broadcaster, targeting their programming to the Middle East. The station has registered with the HFCC via Meyerton, South Africa as;

0300-0400 Monday, Thuesday and Friday 5910 kHz
0500-0600 Wednesday and Thursday 15455 kHz
0500-0700 Saturday 15310 kHz
1700-1800 Sat/Sun 9410
1900-2100 Sat/Sun 9430
Initially reported by German DXer, Wolfgang Bueschel as an unidentified station in early February, but it was registered with the HFCC last October and may already have been on the air for several weeks. It was heard in the United Kingdom on 9430 on 28 February from 2020 tune-in with talks in Swahili to 2045, and in English. The English segment was a political talk against Uganda’s president Museveni.
(edited from BDXC-Communications/March DX News-Short Wave)