The dish at the right has had many years use as the C Band antenna at my home. Above is the very substantial gear drive built to handle the heavy dish and winds that we get here in Utah. It used to be mounted up 15 feet above ground, but the strong winds sheared off the 3/8 inch bolts so I dropped it down to ground level.
The big dish has had lots of use for watching the NASA TV to get wall to wall coverage of shuttle launches and other space missions. The receiver is a Memorex SR2014. I also have a small dish for DIRECT TV for normal watching. That big tree behind the dish is a Locust tree that I started from a seed off the campus of Michigan State University. I started the tree over 30 years ago in Michigan, then brought it to Utah as a 6 inch seeding, when I moved here.