Shortwave Radio Recordings: Channel Africa

SABCDespite dismal propagation, I was quite happy to receive a relatively strong signal earlier this week (31 August 2015) from Channel Africa, starting around 16:40 UTC on 15,235 kHz.

This recording begins with the French language service (already in progress), followed by the English language service. Receiver used was a WinRadio Excalibur connected to a large horizontal delta loop antenna.

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  1. Original Paul B Walker Jr.

    When i lived in fart Northern California, I heard Channel Africa several times

    I picked up Channel Africa on 5980khz on May 21st and it was the first time I heard the radio station. I was very pleased.

    My reception occurred on May 21st, 2015 at 0345UTC/845pm pacific time. The reception started off with some intro music for a newscast and a female news reader and about 6 minutes into my listening, the female news anchor introduces the sports update.

    The signal was about a 3 1/2 out of 10 with moderate fading and light to no interference. The signal was steady, just somewhat weak.

    For an 11 minute 44 second recording of my reception of channel Africa on 5980, click the following link:

    http://www.onairdj.com/CA_5980_05212015_0345UTC_845pmpacific.mp3

    On June 18th, 2015 at 0633UTC/11:33PM Pacific, I heard Channel Africa on 15255khz. The signal was about a 6 out of 10 with some fading but very steady. Usually, it’s even a bit strong about a 7 or 8 out of 10.

    I have a 24 minute clip of my reception and it ends with the announcer being cut off as the transmitter gets abruptly shut down as the announcer gives out contact information

    Recorded in Redding, California USA on a Sangean ATS909X and H800 Skymatch Active Antenna

    http://www.onairdj.com/ChannelAfrica15255khz_06182015_0633UTC_1133pmpacific.mp3

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