A user on my satellite subreddit posted this, that his university was wanting to get rid of! Boy would it be cool to get hands on this sucker!!! For anyone interested here is the link to the post:
That is TORUS antenna, costs thousands if you buy it new. I think this is 7m version. I wold not mind to have such a beauty, but too far to go to pick it up. Please, somebody, take it, do not let it to be scrapped.
Looks like a way to see the whole arc on one dish perhaps? Many LNB's inside that thing I'm guessing...
Probably many bees too. I removed a 12 foot dish off a roof once and discovered the hood was occupied by a hundred or so hornets. They had me, no where to go but down, and down I went. Jumped 14 feet to the ground, cracked an ankle and still had 21 stings, mainly on my head and face.
Hornets have NO sense of humor. Odd thing though. I mowed all summer a couple years ago within a foot of a hornet's nest the size of a soccer ball, and not once did they get after me. When I finally sprayed the nest one night, there were about a hundred hornets fell out. Have no idea why those tolerated me.