Satellite (Free-to-Air)

Why pay monthly for satellite radio, when you can get LRN.FM on satellite for free? As of 7/1/2010 we have launched LRN.FM on Free-to-Air Ku-Band Satellite.

We are able to provide you with this free 24/7 service thanks to Bitcoin! If you’d like tp chip-in some bitcoins, you’ll find the address in the right column of this website.

You can find LRN.FM in North America and Central America on Galaxy 19, Transponder 11, 11929 MHz, Vertical Polarization, Symbol Rate: 22000 , SID: 16, ONID-TID: 3016. If you have a view of 97 degrees West in the southern sky, you only need to get a Ku-band dish and Free-to-Air receiver, hook it up, and you’ve got LRN.FM (and a bunch of other channels including RT and Al Jazeera) 24/7 with no subscription fees! (It also makes for a good audio source with which you can rebroadcast LRN locally on FM or AM!)

Here’s our current coverage map. Click for a detailed signal map with minimum dish width for your location:

Galaxy 19

Long term, it’d be great to cover Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and the rest of the world, but that of course will cost much more. If you are interested in helping with those costs, please get in touch at lrn at