Saturday, February 2, 2013

Z-CAT Radar Dishes

The 6th Borough Cable Access station, ZCAT, still transmits its broadcasts over terrestrial TV.  Through radio waves.  These suckers send out the signal to the top of the Zaghaven Spire, which then transmits it to the rest of the 6th.  Although you're supposed to be able to tune into ZCAT  at UHF channel 64, the safest bet has always been to wad up an old matchbook and wedge into into your your regular dial (VHF) - holding it between channels 6 and 7.

At this point, the FCC considers us a pirate station, but they don't really consider us at all.

On a good clear night, if you still have an old TV with a set of rabbit-ears, you can catch us in Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, and even some parts of Connecticut.

That building isn't the Z-Cat Studio, it's a waste-processing dump.  The Z-Cat Studios are over to the right.

You can see the tip of Blue Kills Park and the Underwood Graveyard in the background there.
See, there's Z-CAT Studios.  It's a little rundown.  

Zaghaven Spire.  So it's a more of a rusted out old water tower.  A perfectly pleasant mutant family
live in there.  They tend to the signals using their mutant lightning brains.
Otherwise, there'd be absolutely no broadcasting whatsoever.  At all.