Antennas

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An antenna comprises a feed means (1), and an inflatable structure (3) having focusing means (8, 9) arranged such that the feed means (1) is at the focus of the focusing means (8, 9) when the structure (3) is inflated. The inflatable structure (3) can be of inelastic plastics material. The antenna has the advantages of cheapness and light weight, and of being easily transported either inflated or deflated.

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