Satellite (Africa) ENDING June 30th, 2024

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:

SES-5 Signal Pattern

SES-5 Sub-Saharan Ku-band Signal

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

Here’s a detailed signal map for SES-5’s Sub-Saharan beam.

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)

Damon Freeman
Freedom’s Phoenix
Glenn Boyer
Randy Van Raden
Caël El Harmiquéz
Derrick Slopey
Dustin Hilton
Jeff Hill
Adrian Parks
Arizona Matt
Cynthia Lee
Howard Becker
James Smith
John A Rolstead
Leah Hoffman
Sean Sullivan
Athena Roberts
Bradley Hunt
Brandon Durham
Brant Freeman
Brian Becker
Carl Freebeing
Chris Rietmann
Christian Saucier
David Demarest
David Nieman
David R. Jeffries
Drew Davis
Eric Haley
Free Press Publications
Joe Moraca
Jordan Richard
Loren Brown
Michael Maresco
Steven Jeffers
Thomas Knapp
TJ Whitewolf
Tobias Brandt
Will Robinson

Indiegogo Supporters 2015/2016

$500+ Gold
Glenn Boyer
$200+ Silver
Mark Harris
$50+ Bronze
William Berry
David Burns
Randy Clemens
Joseph Emanuele
Damon Freeman
Ernest Ortiz
Christian Saucier
Dallas Smith
Richard Thompson
Randall Van Raden
Travis Walston
Robert Weber
Michael Williammee
Joe Moraca
David Blizzard
Bruce Chastain
David Harvey
William Rushlow
Robert Sheriff
Walter Thomas
Steve Cronin
Rob Cronk
Cody Geil-Crader