Fracarro Penta 85cm VS Triax 88cm

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Hi Folks,
I know this has been done to death, but I'd still like to have your opinions:)

I've settled on buying one of the above in aluminum, and I'd like to hear what any of you have to say about them,

Whichever one I decide to install will be mounted on a motor on the roof of a bungalow,

@ Rolfw, I know you tested Fracarro Pent 85cm, Do you have any comparison info with the Triax 88cm?

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C,
 

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Yes, unfortunately I couln't test them side by side, as by the time the Fracarro unit arrived, I had no more Triax dishes in stock and my wholesaler had stopped stocking them. The only think I can say, is that the Fracarro performed significantly better, particularly when looking at satellites like 16 East, with from memory an improvement of 4db or better in signal strength.
 

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and that's a doubling of power so to speak.
dB=10 Log and all that, can't find the formula........ :D
 

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Thanks Guys, From what I've read, the Fracarro Penta seems to be worth the few extra notes it will cost.:)
 

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Even if it performed the same, I would still go for it, as it has a much better build quality and is more compact.
 

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I just ordered the Fracarro Penta from one of the site advertisers,

Thanks again,
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the triax dish has an iffy dish elevation bracket which is annoying, you get the right setting and slowly tighten the bolts and it loses the setting which is not good

i would not recommend the dish, stay away in my opinion as they are too thin and flexible

i wonder how the penta dish compares to the 90cm gibertini dish , any one compared them ?

rolfw, you installed that fibo dish yet ?
 
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