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Andrew Corporation's 3.7-Meter Earth Station Antenna Receives E-2 INTELSAT and ASIASAT-2 Type Approval.

ORLAND PARK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 13, 1998--

--World's smallest E-2 type approved ESA saves OEMs

and system designers time and money --

Andrew Corporation's 3.7-meter Ku-band earth station antenna has received E-2 INTELSAT and ASIASAT-2 type approvals. The 3.7-meter earth station antenna is the smallest E-2 type approved antenna in the world. The new type approvals follow extensive factory testing witnessed by Comsat, INTELSAT's U.S. signatory, and ASIASAT.

By specifying an Andrew E-2 INTELSAT/ASIASAT-2 type approved 3.7-meter earth station antenna, savings as high as $10,000 in field testing can be achieved. The type approval eliminates costly field testing of transmit patterns and G/T measurements. System turn-on can be completed without the need for on-site engineers to conduct testing. OEMs also save time when integrating this antenna into original communications systems requiring type approval.

The 3.7-meter antenna also has EUTELSAT type approval and is approved for use in Russia by the Ministry of Communications of the Russian Federation.

Andrew Corporation manufactures the world's largest range of type approved earth station antennas from facilities in Orland Park, Illinois U.S.A.; Lochgelly, Scotland; and Denton, Texas, U.S.A.

3.7- meter Earth Station Antenna Features

The 3.7-meter earth station antenna uses advanced dual reflector technology together with the two-piece precision spun aluminum reflector assembly for accurate surface contour, providing high gain, efficiency, and closely controlled pattern characteristics. The antennas feature wide-band two- or four-port feed system, 10.95-12.75 GHz Rx and 14.0-14.5 GHz Tx. Gregorian optics are employed for high gain and pattern control and the motorizable mount allows upgrade to motorization. The 3.7-meter antenna has tested up to 125 mph survival in any position of operation.

Andrew also supplies 3.7-, 4.6- and 7.3-meter earth station antennas that are type approved to INTELSAT F standards and a 4.6-meter earth station antenna that is type approved for INTELSAT E standards.

For further information on the 3.7-meter earth station antenna, call the Andrew Customer Support Center on 1-800-255-1479 extension 347 and ask for bulletin number SP37-01. For a complete list of Andrew type approved earth station antennas, request bulletin number RI 38-06. Both bulletins are also available from Andrew Corporation's Fax-On-Demand service. To order call: 1-800-861-1700. -0-

Andrew Corporation is a global supplier of communications systems equipment and services. Major markets are wireless communications - which include cellular, personal communications systems, and land mobile radio broadcast and common carrier. Andrew is an S&P 500 company listed on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol ANDW.

For further information on Andrew products and services, including the text of this release, visit our Web Site at

Photo Caption: Andrew Corporation's 3.7 meter earth station antenna has received E-2 INTELSAT and ASIASAT-2 Type Approval.

Note to Editors

INTELSAT INternational TELecommunications SATellite organization

EUTELSAT EUropean TELecommunications SATellite organization

CONTACT: Andrew Corporation

Greta Brown, 708/349-5661

Fax: 708/349-5222

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