Radio Mics Abroad - Africa
DISCLAIMER: Appearance of frequencies in this list is not an endorsement of their legal use!
Please see the main Radio Mics Abroad page for further information.
Channel numbers used on this page are UK ones and are designated UK<number>. Other channel numbers are identified to the scheme to which they belong.
No trouble with UK69. We were in remote areas as well as Luanda. [Ian Macpherson 2008]
Cairo - UK68 and UK69 have worked. UK67 is used by the military. UK69 was pretty busy when I was recently in Cairo. I spread out across UK67 - 69. It all depends on how many frequencies you need. (Oliver Machin IBSNET 2010). Cairo UK38 looks like it has a TV station on it. when i was at AL Azhar park in Cairo, UK38 was a solid block. and was pretty noisy every where I went - Cairo, Giza and Dashour. UK39 looked pretty clear most of the time and UK40 had a few spots, but was mostly OK as well. [Rich Miller IBSNET 2011]
Nairobi - Contact Wireless Innovations Nairobi, the business manager is Charles Mutua Phone +254 (20) 2724025/ 2725895/ 2723183, E mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The managing director Roger Banks on the same main phone number. He also has a company in the UK called Paraby Ltd his UK telephone number is 0870 747 0783, email email@example.com
Masai Mara - On a visit in 2008 no-one seemed to be too bothered about licensing. There are mobile phone signals and lots of VHF radio on safari vehicles. The UHF TV spectrum appears to have nothing in it at all - unless you are there at the same time as other crews
No trouble with UK69 in Lagos, possibly UK70 too. No frequency regulation seems to be in place here in 2011, when he did a feature there. "Watch out for power cuts, a daily occurrence, and also power spikes that will kill battery chargers." [Andrew Rowe IPSNET 2013] "I spent a week in Abeokuta in 2009, had no problems with chanel 69 or my vhf hop. Having spent some time there can't imagine anything at all is regulated in Nigeria" [Nick Walker IPSNET 2013] "Nigeria 2012 loc Calabar Freqs used were Channel 67 to 69 no problems production sends also used on frequencies 814 and 817 again no problems [Giancarlo Dellapina IPSNET 2013]
I was in Sierra Leone in 2010 and UK69 worked without any problem [Joao Valle IBSNET 2011]
Mogadishu 854.900 & 855.900 both clear. Zaxcom Digital hop clear on 681.400 [Giancarlo Dellapina IPSNET 2012]
Regulatory body: The Independent Communication Authority of South Africa.
South African Band Plan.
UK69 is reported to be the only legal frequencies for radio mic use. Frequencies used by broadcast transmitters can be found at SENTECH, follow "Frequencies" in the top menu from the home page then select in the left hand menu.
I didn't have any problems with Ch69 when I was in Southern Sudan. [Tamara Stubbs IBSNET 2011]
Used UK69 Audio 2040's without any problems that I recall. [Paul Keyworth IBSNET 2011]