As originally posted in another thread I have rescued another dish from the metal scrappers. The previous owner was going to cut it up and sell it for the scrap aluminum since he thought no one used these things anymore. "Operation Rescue 3" was a success and it is now in my possession. It's a real beauty. It's an Andrew Corp. (ASC Signal, now CPI-ASC) 3.0m spun aluminum solid reflector. It's a TVRO model with a very heavy duty polar mount. I think this is the model# It looks like Andrew welded two sheets of aluminum together then spun the unit. I can make out a welded seam in it. The actuator is a old Warner Electric 24" stroke Potentiometer model so I'll just use one of my Von-Wiese units as a replacement. Of particular interest is the factory scalar (luckily still on the dish) Its much bigger than todays scalars (shown here with a Chaparral on top) The 6 rings per side are only 12.5mm apart instead of the usual 15-16mm. Also its not entirely a flat scalar. For some reason Andrew made the rings concave Titanium do you know why Andrew might have done this? The feed bore diameter is 70mm which is a coincidence because I wanted to use the dish on ku and the outer diameter of an Invacom ADF-120 prime focus feedhorn scalar is 70mm I think. So it should fit nicely inside the feed bore of the Andrew scalar. So the plan is to paint the polar mount with grey rust paint. Its a reddish brown color now. Also the reflector will get a good cleaning then on a pole she goes It should make for some interesting testing. Since the model # of the dish basically turns up nothing on the internet & I don't have a manual for it I am curious whether it was originally designed to work in both the C&ku bands.