Uganda Broadcasting Corporation: 1976


Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording and notes:

English language broadcast from 1976 using a 250,000 watt transmitter. Recording consists of newscast and music.

Starting time: 20:30 UTC

Frequency: 9730 kHz

Location: Plymouth, MN

Receiver and antenna: Hammarlund HQ-180, longwire

Radio Uganda: December 11, 1981

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who notes:

Radio Uganda English Service recorded on December 11, 1981. 8:45 in length. I logged this after a hearing a tip on RCI's SWL Digest program of December 7, 1981. They had a strong signal this night and I managed to get a QSL from this broadcast. The disappeared again from shortwave a few days later and I never heard their NA service again.

Radio Lead Africa: March 5, 2016

Live, off-air, approximately two-hour recording of the clandestine station Radio Lead Africa on 5 March 2016 beginning at about 05:02:30 UTC on a shortwave frequency of 15310 kHz. According to a registration at the High Frequency Coordination Conference, this broadcast, aired on Saturdays in the time slot 05:00-07:00 UTC, originates from a Sentech 100 kW transmitter at Meyerton, South Africa, and is beamed in the direction of Uganda with an antenna beam azimuth of 5°.    

The anti-Museveni program, a production of the Uganda Federal Democratic Organisation based in Australia ( and Radio Lead Africa Media, is one of several broadcast through the week using the Sentech facilities.

The recorded broadcast starts in Luganda, a principal language of Uganda. An English segment runs from about the 59m:31s mark to 1h:29m:05s. The broadcast switched back to the vernacular and sign-off occurred at about 06:59 UTC. 

The broadcast was received by the Web-interface wideband software-defined radio at the University of Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands, with a "Mini-Whip" antenna in AM mode with 5.09 kHz RF filtering. Reception was initially only fair with some noise but it improved to a good level during the broadcast. The broadcast is mostly interference-free but there is a brief period of digital interference starting around 1h:40m:30s.