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update news: 08 november 2017 update database: 27 november 2017. next update planned before 30 december 2017

News: +++ R. Kaduna 6089.9 reactivated October 9, broadcasting irregularly since. +++ Zanzibar BC back on 11735 after a few weeks of Absence October 7 +++ Ethiopian Somali Regional State Radio back in 5940 after six weks on October 10 +++ R. Malabo reactivated and widely heard testing 6250 from July 27, but only for a few days +++

Questions, queries, mysteries, missings: +++ A unid station, tent. Horn of Africa, irregularly heard on 7700 +++ A christian station named "Nehemiah's Trumpet Call" plans to become active on 49m (5950) from South Sudan +++ A little excerpt of a report by Ilpo Parviainen, found in DXLD 1316: "Goldrock has recently revamped 2 NEC for the Uganda broadcasting corporation with success and are currently on Air." So where is the 2nd? +++ In Oct. 2011, a 25kW SW outlet for EP do Moxico, Angola, was reported to be underway. It is of course not impossible that the one planned for 7245/11955 in 2006, still unheard, may come into use. +++ Currently missing or unreported: 6165 Chad, 7245 Mauretania, 9705 Niger and others - Give them a try! +++

What this page should contain:

A complete list of Subsaharan Africa Radio Stations broadcasting on Shortwave, frequencies, times, listening experiences...

What this listing definitely does not contain:

  • Stations from African countries north of the Sahara of course (except target broadcasts to other parts of Africa)
  • Stations from South Africa and Swaziland (with the same exception)
  • Non-African external service broadcasts via African relay sites (such as VoA Botswana, DW Kigali etc.)
  • Relays of international gospel stations via these sites
  • Target broadcasts to Africa via Non-African sites
  • stations I forgot, I don't know, ...

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Sources: A-DX, DX Listening Digest, BDXC, my own observations, contributions of various DXers [possibly including you]

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Selected links

BDXC - Africa on Shortwave In the "articles index" you will find a link to this detailed country-by-country list of SW broadcasts in Africa, including international relays and target radios, compiled by Tony Rogers.

Worldofradio Incl. DX Listening Digest - a weekly bulletin of news from the world of radio

DXing.info News and Forums

ratzer.at A nice Austrian Radio page (German language)

Wolfgangs Büschel's WWDXC Top News various logs and infos

Interval Signals What you would have heard if there weren't that noises...

En Français: Afriradio Selection of critical radio broadcasts covering so-called French Africa, service phased out, only web-archive.

Fondation Hirondelle (R. Miraya, R. Okapi, R. Ndeke Luka) Establishing peace by broadcasting?

En Español: Radio Insurgente My favourite rebels. Ex-SW 6000kHz from Chiapas, Southern Mexico.

Last but biggest: Radiokatalog für Deutschland, 
				Schweiz und Österreich. Radiomuseum mit über 
				25000 Radiomodelle und über 16000 Abbildungen. All about old German and much about other Radios