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Amateur Radio Crossword Puzzle
August 28, 2016

This week's Amateur Radio crossword puzzle contains the usual collection of science, math, and engineering terms, and amateur radio. Words specifically pertaining to Ham radio have clues marked with an asterisk (*). You'll never be 'challenged' to know terms relating to movie stars, leaders of obscure countries, or archaic pottery making terms. Enjoy.


Reproduction of this puzzle without the express permission of RF Cafe is prohibited.

acr. = acronym, abbr. = abbreviation, pl. = plural, wds. = words

Amateur Radio Crossword Puzzle for August 28, 2016 - RF Cafe

ACROSS DOWN
2. Ham radio operator*

6. Next level of Amateur Radio license after Technician, as of year 2000*

11. Amateur Radio Association (abbr.)*

13. System On Chip

14. Chemical symbol for scandium

15. Powerline based networking vendor based in Canada

19. Greek letter (micro)

20. RF & microwaves magazine founded by Gary Breed, now Summit Technical Media (abbr.)

23. Radio Amateurs of Canada (abbr.)*

24. Ticker symbol for Analog Devices

26. Ham Q-code for naturally-occurring radio interference*

28. Rubber type

30. Broadband Signal Intrusion (abbr.)

33. Subjects a circuit to extreme operation

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

36. Next level of Amateur Radio license after General, as of year 2000*

38. Time division duplex (abbr.)

40. Official engineering change document (abbr., pl.)

41. American space agency (abbr.)

43. Ham's code for "Is my transmission being interfered with?"*

45. Add solder to tip of iron

47. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)

48. Readability, Signal, and Tone (QoS report type)*

49. Mate to a bolt (pl.)

51. Internet protocol (abbr.)

53. Half Adder, in digital circuitry

54. An abbreviation for "receiver"

56. Total radiated power (abbr.)

57. Software drafting tool (abbr.)

58. 59 Across + ____, the world's best engineering website

59. __ + 58 Across, the world's best engineering website

61. Metaintrinsic (abbr.)

62. Miniature threaded RF connector (pl.)

64. Base of the binary number system

65. Short for potentiometer

67. Output intercept point (abbr.)

68. A feedback scheme to level out the receiver audio volume (abbr.)

69. Telecommunications Information Network Architecture (abbr.)

71. Open a fuse

72. Time division duplex (abbr.)

75. Crystal surfaces

78. Hz

80. Level of amateur radio license after Novice, prior to the year 2000*

84. Mr. de Forest's first name

85. Sealed against environmental intrusion

88. Stock symbol for National Semiconductor

89. Effective frontal area presented to a microwave interrogation system (abbr.)

91. Time Division Multiplexing

92. Miniature threaded RF connector

93. Network department (abbr.)

95. Less than

97. Max or min voltage of a waveform (abbr.)

98. Miniature RF connector

100. Singulated piece of IC wafer

101. Circuit containing a mixture of technologies (pl.)

102. Dilbert rodent

1. First level of amateur radio license as of the year 2000*

3. Similar to a laser, but at lower frequencies

4. Flash caused by an electric current ionizing a gas or vapor

5. Chemical symbol for tantalum

7. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

8. Type of memory

9. An angle that has less than 90 degrees

10. Device that converts energy from one form to another

12. European equivalent to the U.L.

15. Software engineering tool (abbr.)

16. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)

17. Chemical symbol for calcium

18. 36 in. (abbr., pl.)

21. Method of self-detection and self-fixing transmission of digital data (abbr.)

22. Electrical overstress (abbr.)

23. Chemical symbol for radon

25. Network department (abbr.)

26. ARRL's magazine name

27. Positive voltage lead color

29. Describes stationary charges

30. Armored cable type

31. Retained a charge

32. Infrared (abbr.)

34. The imaginary part of apparent power (2 wds.)

36. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

37. Army-Navy specification prefix (abbr.)

39. Type of triangle having only two of its sides equal length

42. Shaping an object by forcing material through a die

43. Unit of liquid measure (abbr.)

44. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

46. Fuel additive

48. One of the "Rs" in ARRL*

50. Country of RF Cafe's residency

52. Rate of a radar transmitter's output waveform (abbr.)

53. Amateur radio enthusiast*

55. Circuit element connecting PCB layers

58. Alloy of copper and nickel having an electrical resistance which barely changes with temperature

60. First level of amateur radio license, prior to the year 2000*

63. Form of video broadcast used by Ham radio operators (2 wds. + 2 ltr. abbr.)*

65. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)

66. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)

70. Sound frequency in the human hearing range (abbr.)

71. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)

73. Direct Digital Synthesis (abbr.)

74. Digital voltmeter (abbr.)

76. Chemical symbol for aluminum

77. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors

78. A common RS-232 serial bus command (abbr.)

79. Spurious RF products created by metal joints (abbr.)

81. Containing interfering information

82. Chemical symbol for erbium

83. Cellphone band below PCS

85. High Data Rate

86. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

87. Nickname for a company or person that manufactures its own products

90. Type of component package (abbr.)

91. Test equipment (abbr.)

94. Miniature RF connector

96. Chemical symbol for lawrencium

97. Type of chart

99. Chemical symbol for chromium

100. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)


See solution below

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