Kind of loaded question/statement/answer really.  All 
antennas have both horizontal and vertical beamwidth. 
Depending on what you think is beam-tilt... one could 
and some do say all antennas have a beam tilt and or 
a beam width. Others combine the description... 

In the more commercial world of antennas, we now see 
vertical omni repeater site antennas with adjustable 
beam tilt. 

But I'm not sure if I'd say they have to be made with 
fiberglass radomes (covers).  There's more than one method 
used by the various mfgrs to adjust the beam tilt - beam 
width.  For the most part we only see some models with 
adjustable setting in some vertical omni models with 
composite radomes. 

... and you pay serious money for the adjustable beam 
tilt models.  If you pay attention to the specs, you'll 
see values for the horizontal, vertitcal beam width and 
where needed, the/any adjustable beam tilt values. 

Your results will probably vary... 


> Chuck Kelsey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I believe the down tilt issue only happens with the 
> fiberglass antennas.
> Chuck
> wa9ba wrote:
> > Our new antenna is 1.:1 on 
> > 145.490 and the coverage has increased about 10 or 20 miles. 
> > Apparently we had some downtilt that we no longer have. 
> > I would recommend buying a DB224 cut for the ham bands first, save 
> > yourself trouble.
> > Bill WA9BA

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