Real fibo gregorian 120cm or fake?

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SnelleJef

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Hello guys anyone that knows if this is a fake Fibo or real? and what the price should be thanks in advance!
 

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Well I know nothing about it being genuine or not however, any dish showing surface distortion I would not consider an investment, pictures 1,3 and 5 show something similar to an air gun pellet has hit the surface, but wait for a few opinions, but that is mine
 
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Alright Topper thank you very much for the advice i apreciate it
 
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There are no fake Fibo dishes... at least I did not hear about such. So, this is real Fibo 120. The price for it should be to make both, seller and buyer happy. I think you can be happy if you get the dish for 100-150 EUR. If you get it cheaper, then you can be super-happy. Nice dish!
 
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Looks like a genuine Fibo dish but it looks smaller than a 120...maybe a 90?
 
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No no no, it is definitely Fibo 120.
 
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There are no fake Fibo dishes... at least I did not hear about such. So, this is real Fibo 120. The price for it should be to make both, seller and buyer happy. I think you can be happy if you get the dish for 100-150 EUR. If you get it cheaper, then you can be super-happy. Nice dish!
Thanks Rima for the comment i also forgot to mention it comes with the original polar mount and motor
 
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Looks like a genuine Fibo dish but it looks smaller than a 120...maybe a 90?
Thanks for the comment Andy and yeah Rima is right it's definitely a 120cm there is also a 90cm philips fibo for sale might get them both if the price is right this one also comes with the original motor here are some epictures
 

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Sure @SnelleJef , if price is acceptable then take both. Actually this polar mount and motor is not best option for Fibo 120, it is kinda weak, but should work. Some Fido 120s came with better polar-mounts and motors.
 
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Sure @SnelleJef , if price is acceptable then take both. Actually this polar mount and motor is not best option for Fibo 120, it is kinda weak, but should work. Some Fido 120s came with better polar-mounts and motors.
Alright i didn't knew there where other mounts and motors everydyday i learn something new thanks for the help !
 
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That is what my Fibo 120 has. On the motor is written "Made in USA". IMG_20191107_120805 (Large).jpg
 
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Rima what do you think about this one the motor has been replaced to operate for all types of receivers
 

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I think it is good modification..., if done properly. Then you really can attach this motor to any receiver and use Diseqc protocol to control it.
I also think, and it is IMHO, that main value of any Fibo dish it is it's subreflector, feedarm and feedhorn. Main reflectors of those nice dishes are already old and, in most cases, warped. But SUB, feedarm and feedhorn can be installed to any other offset antenna with perfect geometry.
 
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I think it is good modification..., if done properly. Then you really can attach this motor to any receiver and use Diseqc protocol to control it.
I also think, and it is IMHO, that main value of any Fibo dish it is it's subreflector, feedarm and feedhorn. Main reflectors of those nice dishes are already old and, in most cases, warped. But SUB, feedarm and feedhorn can be installed to any other offset antenna with perfect geometry.
Hard to choose thanks once again for the info
 
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I think it is good modification..., if done properly. Then you really can attach this motor to any receiver and use Diseqc protocol to control it.
I also think, and it is IMHO, that main value of any Fibo dish it is it's subreflector, feedarm and feedhorn. Main reflectors of those nice dishes are already old and, in most cases, warped. But SUB, feedarm and feedhorn can be installed to any other offset antenna with perfect geometry.
Some enterprising young upstart will try mating a Zone 2 to them at some point.
 
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I think it is good modification..., if done properly. Then you really can attach this motor to any receiver and use Diseqc protocol to control it.
I also think, and it is IMHO, that main value of any Fibo dish it is it's subreflector, feedarm and feedhorn. Main reflectors of those nice dishes are already old and, in most cases, warped. But SUB, feedarm and feedhorn can be installed to any other offset antenna with perfect geometry.
Be shure its done properly , I know that mod very well :D
 
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