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Electronics Theme Crossword Puzzle
February 19, 2023

This custom RF Cafe electronics-themed crossword puzzle for February 19th contains words and clues which pertain strictly to the subjects of electronics, mechanics, power distribution, engineering, science, physics, astronomy, chemistry, etc. As always, this crossword contains no names of politicians, mountain ranges, exotic foods or plants, movie stars, or anything of the sort unless it/he/she is related to this puzzle's technology theme. You might, however, encounter the name of a movie star like Hedy Lamarr or a geographical location like Tunguska, Russia, for reasons which, if you don't already know, might surprise you.  The technically inclined cruciverbalists amongst us will appreciate the effort. Enjoy!


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

Electronics Themed Crossword Puzzle for February 19, 2023 - RF Cafe

ACROSS DOWN
2. Common solder composition (pre-lead-free, abbr.)
5. Unit of apparent power (abbr.)
8. Chemical symbol for californium
10. CB slang for CB radio or antenna
15. Type of data storage IC
16. High Definition Television
17. Unit of resistance (pl.)
18. Type of data storage IC
19. Device to assist in the performance of a chore (pl.)
20. Describes a fluid having a thick consistency
21. Change connector type
22. Greek letter (micro)
23. Switch position
25. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)
26. Unit of time (abbr.)
27. Chemical symbol for copper
29. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)
30. Opposite of I.D.
31. Type of rechargeable battery (abbr., pl.)
34. This is a subatomic particle having a mass between that of an electron and a proton
36. Chemical symbol for polonium
38. Chemical symbol for selenium
39. Chemical symbol for beryllium oxide
41. IC killer (abbr.)
43. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)
45. Adjustment dial
47. Chemical symbol for strontium
48. One component of a complex number (abbr.)
49. Fourth largest asteroid
50. German physicist after whom the constant of proportionality between the energy of a photon and its frequency
53. Ham's code for "What is the correct time?"
55. Feature in some waveguides used to increase operational bandwidth (pl.)
58. Logical negation operator
60. Ratio of circumference to diameter
61. Chemical element abbreviated Sn
62. 300 Hz to 3 kHz in audio (abbr.)
63. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)
65. Sound frequency in the human hearing range (abbr.)
66. Data safeguards
69. Component around which wire is wrapped to make an inductor (pl.)
72. S12 or S21 (abbr.)
73. 30 kHz to 300 kHz
74. Opposite of O.D.
75. Ham-ese for Young Lady
76. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)
77. Chemical symbol for calcium
78. Area on a shaft for accommodating a setscrew
79. Opposite of USB
81. Small DIP package (abbr.)
82. ampere-hour (abbr.)
83. Chemical symbol for zinc
85. Chemical symbol for antimony
86. Chemical symbol for tantalum
87. Schema for computer or device presentation to the operator (abbr.)
89. Boob tube (abbr.)
90. Chemical symbol for francium
91. Quickly changing portion of waveform
93. Angular distance between one event and another in a regularly recurring cycle (pl.)
95. Mathematical quantity having magnitude, but no direction
98. Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (abbr.)
100. 1E6 nanoseconds
101. Stock symbol for Advanced Micro Devices
102. The largest asteroid
104. Exponent that returns the original number
105. Chemical symbol for silicon
106. Measure of source / load mismatch (abbr.)
108. Service of the ARRL that helps hams solve technical problems (abbr.)
110. Effective frontal area presented to a microwave interrogation system (abbr.)
112. Transformer interwinding connection
114. Automatic Calibration System (abbr.)
116. International phonetic alphabet letter "O"
118. ___-AZIMUTH telescope mount
120. Yttrium Aluminum Garnet
121. Constellation : The dragon
124. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)
126. Network department (abbr.)
127. Chemical symbol for silver
129. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)
131. Induce a signal onto parallel conductor
137. Ham slang to telephone lines (2 wds.)
142. Ovenized crystal oscillator (abbr.)
143. Total radiated power (abbr.)
144. Optical cross-connect (abbr.)
145. Imaging device (abbr.)
146. Term indicating profitability of a company (abbr.)
147. Unit of time (abbr.)
148. Flash caused by an electric current ionizing a gas or vapor
150. 1,000 seconds (abbr.)
151. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
153. Gallium nitride chemical symbol
155. Chemical symbol for tantalum
157. Chemical symbol for arsenic
158. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.
160. Chemical symbol for radium
162. Electromagnetic (abbr.)
164. Color code for the number 8 (pl.)
165. Sampling rate pioneer
166. Quantum electron property (pl.)
1. S-Parameter measurement instrument (2 wds., pl.)
2. Type of data storage IC (abbr.)
3. Balanced-to-unbalanced device
4. "Texting" (abbr.)
5. Vacuum Tube Voltmeter (abbr.)
6. Flyboy
7. The process by which a body moves back and forth through a central neutral position (pl.)
8. RF power tapping device
9. Type of spread spectrum that does not use direct sequence spreading (abbr.)
11. Amateur Radio Association (abbr.)
12. Its chemical symbol is Rn
13. Miniature threaded RF connector (pl.)
14. Mathematical table whose entries come from a fixed finite set of symbols (2 wds., pl.)
23. Greek letter used for resistance
24. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
27. European equivalent to the U.L.
28. C# statement that ensures Dispose is called even if an exception occurs
32. Network department (abbr.)
33. Chemical symbol for antimony
34. Chemical symbol for mendelevium
35. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)
37. Galilean moon
40. Sporadic E-layer ionospheric propagation (hyph.)
42. Electro-mechanical control device
44. Chemical symbol for gold
46. Filter type that blocks frequencies below and above a specified band (abbr.)
49. JavaScript (abbr.)
51. Termination
52. Intel 8086 or Motorola 6800 (abbr.)
53. Unit of liquid measure (abbr.)
54. Chemical symbol for radon
56. Discipline for aircraft navigation in low visibility environments (abbr.)
57. Type of current
59. Switch position
64. Input intercept point (abbr.)
66. Sets a steady-state voltage reference
67. Units of resistance
68. Chemical symbol for selenium
69. Chemical symbol for thulium
70. Substance that removes electrons from another reactant
71. Network device that takes commands from another similar device (pl.)
79. A coherent monochrome light source
80. Data transmission pathways
84. Chemical symbol for neodymium
86. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)
88. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr., pl.)
90. Small unit of capacitance (abbr.)
92. General Mobile Radio Service (abbr.)
93. Set of poles
94. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)
96. Local Oscillator (abbr.)
97. A disk operation
99. 2/3 of a triac
103. An abbreviation for "receiver"
107. Write-Once (abbr.)
108. Total Access Communication System (abbr.)
109. Describes when a synchronous motor loses phase lock
111. Type of unidirectional antenna
113. Another name for a test lead
115. Chemical symbol for cobalt
117. A common RS-232 serial bus command (abbr.)
119. Logic family (abbr.)
120. Rotate about the vertical axis
122. MS's server-side script engine for dynamically-generated web pages (abbr.)
123. Small representative graphics
125. Aircraft navigation system (abbr.)
128. Coordinated Universal Time (abbr.)
130. Length times width (pl.)
132. Effective frontal area presented to a microwave interrogation system (abbr.)
133. Shorthand for oxygen
134. Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (abbr.)
135. One type of electron spin
136. Electrical overstress (abbr.)
137. ___/IP scheme for networked connectivity
138. Chemical symbol for scandium
139. Quickly changing portions of waveforms
140. Chemical symbol for argon
141. Newest buzz phrase for ubiquitous remote control and monitoring of everything (abbr.)
149. Straight line emanating from a point source
150. Send Morse Code
152. Stock symbol for Harris Communications
154. Unit of current
156. Chemical symbol for lawrencium
158. Chemical symbol for manganese
159. Chemical symbol for ruthenium
161. PC follower
163. Cyanide (abbr.)

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