What does Zepp antenna mean in Amateur Radio?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand Zepp antenna in the Academic & Science field in general and in the Amateur Radio terminology in particular.

'Longwire' antenna so named because of usual rigging as vertical wire radio antenna weighted at bottom end. Utilized originally on Zepplins, lighter than 'airships', blimps, balloons and airplanes, Later adapted to horizontal configuration, also known as 'end-fed' Zepp antenna on land and on ships:

Zepp antenna provided airships and aircraft an easily-tuned long-wire antenna for both sending and receiving radio signals. The Zepp antenna found popularity with Charles A. Lindberg and his Lockheed Sirius seaplane featured in Anne Morrow Lindberg's {spouse, es radio-'opr.} book; 'North to the Orient' Ye Ed, fmf WB8AXI, 09/15/2013

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