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Zepp (or Zeppelin) Antennas in their myriad forms can provide a wealth of experimental data for radio amateurs seeking to improve the performance of their antennas.
In this video, Stan (W1GV) does an excellent job of explaining the theory, design, and operating characteristics of an antenna design going back more than 80 years. For a further experiment, try building an Extended Double Zepp antenna for some significant gain and directivity. The EDZ is a collinear array of two 5/8 waves in phase, which can be used on small city lots for frequencies above 20 meters. If you have the space, build an EDZ for 40 and 80 meters.
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