The antenna is a parabolic meshed dish with a diameter of 4m and a 0.46 F/D ratio.
It comes from an obsolete repeater link and its maximum usable frequency is around 1600MHz, due to its mesh maximum dimension.
The gain estimated is around 32 dBi with a beam width of 3 degrees at 1420 MHz.
Here below you can see a picture relative to the dish installation over the 4 meters high tower, with the new azimuth/elevation motorized mounting that, with the aim of a computer control, will allows a fine tracking of celestial sources :
|Azimuth-elevation mounting||Azimuth rotating table||Elevation movement parts||Scalar ring Feedhorn||Final positioning operations|