After seven years on the ground it was finally repaired and ready for a lift off. This took place yesterday and everything went well. The dish feels much more rigid with the new mount. Best of all, it turned out that the elevation jack screw could handle the antenna without counter weights.
Now I have to make a new foundation for my support tower, get the steering system playing and build a new feedhorn for 23 cm. So it will take some time before I make my comeback on 1296....
You may watch a video clip on my Youtube channel