Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by VE4SAB, Jun 11, 2021.
I'm no expert but I think that term may come from another radio service. It's not a ham radio term that I've heard in over 61 years on the air. Others may have more information they would care to post.
The side that is smooth and even? Or when my beer isn't well carbonated ie it's a bit on the flat side...
It's a good buddy colloquialism referring to a yagi beam or other antenna in a horizontal position.
The retired police officer knows this, but likes to withhold information to get others to fall for his virtue signaled gotcha trap.
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1) The back side of a cabochon that has been lapped for setting in jewelry.
2) The side of something tangible that exhibits a wholly planar surface.
3) Any side of an object that is totally smooth and without curves, bumps, or other surface irregularities.
I'm with WZ7U.... The "flat side" is CB lingo for horizontal polarization of a Yagi-Uda antenna.
Also could be used to refer to a woman's whose attributes aren't as shapely on both sides.
Back side of a girl friend....
Bottom of a hemisphere.
Flatside is a CB term for a horizontally polarized antenna. Most CB antennas are vertically polarized for local talking; if you turn your CB yagi 90 degrees on the mast it looks "flat"; now it's horizontally polarized in the E plane.