The uniform geometrical theory of diffraction (UGTD) is employed to analyze the far-field radiation patterns of a prime focus paraboloid with a cylindrical shroud. The blockage of the aperture illumination of the dish by the gooseneck and the primary feed is also taken into account in the analysis. Far-field radiation patterns (for 0° ≤ θ ≤ 180°), calculated for a typical prime focus paraboloid with 2 m aperture diameter, designed and fabricated, are compared with the experimentally derived patterns at 8.8 GHz in the E- and H-planes. There is a satisfactory agreement between the two results. Copyright © 1983 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.