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New Valves for New Needs by J. S. McPetrie , D.SC., M.I.E.E.
Head of the Radio Department, Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough
One of our greatest war-winning weapons was radar, which was made possible by the development of entirely new types of valves working on very short or micro-waves. These micro-waves have many of the characteristics of light waves: they can be beamed in definite directions, and require only small aerials. Such characteristics make micro-waves
'increasingly important for navigational aids, and for telephone, radio, and television links. They have also led to world-wide efforts to invent new and more efficient micro-wave valves.
This week the Institution of Electrical
Engineers is holding an international symposium, and Dr. McPetrie discusses some of the new ideas that have emerged.


Unknown: J. S. McPetrie


Roy Hay introduces comments on The Chelsea Flower Show from THE ViCOMTE DE NOAILLES, a member of the Council of the French National Horticultural Society who recorded his views earlier in the week, ELIZABETH COWELL , an amateur whose garden at Dawyck in Peeblesshire is well known in Scotland, and FRED STREETER , in charge of the gardens at Petworth House in Sussex


Introduces: Roy Hay
Unknown: Elizabeth Cowell
Unknown: Fred Streeter


Arranged and introduced by Bill Hartley
OUT OF DOORS: John Pheysey talks to those who will this weekend be taking to the open road, with some suggestions by Selwyn Sharp for the picnic YOUR LIFE IN YOUR HANDS: How to behave on the roads this busy weekend BUYING A USED CAR: 2-Mechanical Checks, by Douglas Clease
TIPS ON THE CARE OF YOUR car : Oil bath air cleaners
The week's motoring news and other items of topical interest
Edited by H. Saunders-Jacobs


Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Talks: John Pheysey
Unknown: Selwyn Sharp
Unknown: Douglas Clease
Edited By: H. Saunders-Jacobs

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