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Fracarro penta dishes

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#1
Anyone used one of these? How do they perform?

I need to raise our sky dish up due to tree having grown a bit which means a new dish. I like the look of these - even if they are a bit more expensive than round dishes (OK I admit I just want to be different :D)
 

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Channel Hopper

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They are fine for signal, and last for ever as they are all alloy and plastic. Just be careful who you buy them from, I have had a few bolt packs missing bolts, robbing Peter to pay Paul in the warehouse.
 

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I have been waiting for them to send me a test dish which they promised, guess it isn't going to arrive though.

I spoke to the guy from Fracarro at the last show on July and he says they do perform well, he seemed to think better than a Triax 88cm, but was reluctant to back up the as good as a 1m claim.

The one I saw was not plastic and alloy, but steel face with steel bracket, they do also an aluminium face, but it also as far as I know has a steel bracket.

They are well made though.

Edit. :) Just spoke to a very nice young lady at Fracarro and she is organising one for me, I shall then do an immediate trial against a Triax 88cm. :)
 

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That'll be interesting. I've got used to including '-fracarro' in my ebay searches purely because I became tired of wading through pages and pages of them :)