Due to a lack of sufficient funding, the Sub-Saharan Free-to-Air LRN.FM channel will terminate on June 30th, 2024. Thank you to everyone who did support it for over a decade!
In 2012, LRN.FM launched a channel over Sub-Saharan Africa on Free-to-Air Ku-Band Satellite. LRN.FM is able to provide the people of most of Africa – which has very poor internet access, even in 2023 – with this free 24/7 service thanks to our Patreon supporters and funds from the Shire Free Church.
If you are in the signal pattern below and can see one of the satellites below from your location (check with Dishpointer), 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 free TV and radio channels like RT and Press TV) 24/7 with no subscription fees! Here is our coverage map:
You can find LRN.FM in Sub-Saharan Africa on SES-5 at 5 degrees East, Transponder: 4.951, Frequency: 11919 MHz, Horizontal Polarization, Symbol Rate: 27500, FEC: 3/4, SID: 51, APID: 3051
LRN.FM Satellite Supporters: Thanks to these awesome listeners who’ve stepped up to fund our satellite feeds via our Indiegogo in 2015 and 2016 and now the ongoing Patreon!
Our Patrons Since 2017 (updated Dec 2020)
Randy Van Raden
Caël El Harmiquéz
John A Rolstead
David R. Jeffries
Free Press Publications
Indiegogo Supporters 2015/2016
Randall Van Raden