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RF & Microwave Crossword Puzzle
August 31, 2014

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RF & Microwave Crossword Puzzle for August 31, 2014 - RF Cafe


1. Comic strip engineer

6. Electro-mechanical switching device (pl.)

10. Bands between RF and baseband

11. Army-Navy specification prefix

13. Digital encoding of the transmission mode in the vertical sync portion of an SSTV image (abbr.)

15. Type of current flow (abbr.)

17. Type of e-mail address system (abbr.)

19. Chemical symbol for nickel

20. Chemical symbol for neptunium

21. Chemical symbol for copper

22. Common shorthand reference for a capacitor

24. Reflected radar or sonar signal (pl.)

25. What a capacitor is used for regarding energy

26. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

28. Morse Code for "from"

30. A digital counter input line to establish an initial value

34. Web's most popular radio frequency engineering site (2 ltrs. + 1 wd.)

38. Chemical symbol for xenon

39. More than one FET

40. Quantity obtained when a row and column containing a specified element is removed from a square matrix

44. Device made by Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, etc.

46. Any quadrilateral in which the opposite sides and angles are equal

48. RF engineer's degree

51. Opposite of a LO

52. Hydrogen, argon, neon, xenon, etc.

53. PC Card - with 68 pin interface

56. Decimeter (abbr.)

58. Mate to a TX

60. Mathematics of angles

64. Reduce noise

67. Government program to bring electricity to farms (abbr.)

68. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

69. Unit of time (abbr.)

70. Chemical symbol for dysprosium

71. Numerical basis for decibels (abbr.)

74. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

75. Printer resolution abbreviation

77. Greek letter

78. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr., pl.)

80. One tier of a PCB (pl.)

81. Its chemical symbol is Nb

1. Trigger diode that conducts current only after its breakdown voltage has been exceeded momentarily (pl.)

2. Chemical symbol for lithium

3. Beat frequency oscillator (abbr.)

4. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

5. Connected to a transformer interwinding point

7. 1.602E-19 Joules

8. Geometric entity with only length

9. Application Specific Integrated Circuit (abbr.)

12. Chemical symbol for nobelium

14. World's first satellite navigation system (abbr.)

16. Lowest operational frequency of a waveguide

18. Parts per million (abbr.)

20. Front end of a rocket

22. Chemical symbol for calcium

23. Chemical symbol for silver

27. Filter type that blocks lower frequencies (abbr.)

29. Integrated data onto a carrier wave

31. ______ inventory (what 2nd-hand components dealers seek)

32. Adjust a pot

33. Another word for each complete winding of an inductor

35. European equivalent to the U.L.

36. Referring to atoms

37. Start frequency (abbr.)

41. Switch position

42. Chemical symbol for iron

43. Cause a circuit breaker to open

44. Chemical symbol for polonium

45. Opposite of a LO

47. Unit of resistance

48. Stock symbol for Boeing

49. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

50. Type of reconfigurable memory (abbr.)

54. The "brains" of parallel processing computers

55. Chemical symbol for argon

57. Amount of deviation from nominal and still being within specification

59. Amateurese for "wife"

61. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

62. Chemical symbol for gallium

63. Provider of services for telecommunications systems in Switzerland

64. Ham's code for "Answer in prearranged order."

65. Type of current

66. Enter data using the keyboard

72. Shorthand for oxygen

73. Substrate for mounting components (abbr.)

76. Infrared (abbr.)

78. Galilean moon

79. Chemical symbol for silicon

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