I operated db meter in-front of the C band dish above(night photo) and i got continuous full scale reading as given in manual. I did that unintentionally.
In this accident experiment i found another thing, that if we operate the instrument in continuous full scale reading as shown in night photo, the meter acquires a permanent ZERO error, i.e, after disconnecting power to meter, the pointer never reaches zero. I took a photo of it.
I found that there is a small spiral spring which is responsible to bring the needle back, if the spring loses its property partially then, it fails to bring the needle back to zero position. But that doesn't hinder its operation, as we don't need absolute value, we only need relative value.
So don't operate in Full Scale Deflection.