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Cape Town TV

Transmitter on Tygerberg Hill
Until about a year ago I was completely unaware that an additional television station, Cape Town TV was launched in the Cape Town area. The station, operated as a non-profit organisation, broadcasts completely free of charge - so if you're in the area and able to see this tower on Tygerberg Hill (they use an analogue signal) - then you should be able to receive Cape Town TV!

To be honest, we're not big on television, so I can't comment on the quality of the broadcasting. I quickly scanned the stations website and found a fairly comprehensive television schedule - which lists the time and name, but regrettably doesn't offer much detail around the nature of the program listed.

Tune in - perhaps you'll enjoy some of the programming!

PS. You don't *really* have to be able to see the tower on the hill... seeing the hill will be good enough. ;)

Cables and towers of Tygerberg Hill

Cables and towers
Observing this tower from an ordinary perspective doesn't normally hold much interest for the casual passerby. It's only when looking closer from a different angle that the normally-unappealing view transforms into something a little more interesting.

I spent a little while observing the tower before taking this shot. Don't you think it offers a little more interest than this, more traditional photo? :)

This tower is one of the radio and microwave towers on top of Tygerberg Hill. To be honest though, that's only my assumption. I'm not clued up enough to know for sure what the receivers and/or transmitters on this tower are used for. Do you know? Please leave a comment to let us know.

Over the next two or three days I'll share with you the reason for my ascent to the top of Tygerberg Hill. :)