Radio Lesotho: 1970s


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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares the following recordings and notes on Radio Lesotho

Ranked in terms of difficulty, a few stations on shortwave from Africa topped the most challenging list. One was Radio Lesotho on 4,800 khz, a frequency that suffered from extreme interference from Latin American stations using the 60 meter band. But this small southern African country could nonetheless be heard in the evening on the east coast of North America and other locations at and just after its sign on. I was able to hear the station from Pennsylvania, using a Hammarlund HQ-180 receiver, but also had the opportunity to hear it like a local when I lived in Swaziland for 3 months in the 1970’s. Following is a recording made locally in Swaziland, and one recording made in Pennsylvania.

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