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Electronics Theme Crossword Puzzle
February 5, 2023

This custom RF Cafe electronics-themed crossword puzzle for February 5th contains words and clues which pertain strictly to the subjects of electronics, mechanics, power distribution, engineering, science, physics, astronomy, chemistry, etc. If you do see names of people or places, they are directly related to the aforementioned areas of study. As always, you will find no references to numbnut movie stars or fashion designers. Need more crossword RF Cafe puzzles? A list at the bottom of the page links to hundreds of them dating back to the year 2000. Enjoy.

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

Electronics Themed Crossword Puzzle for February 5, 2023 - RF Cafe

1. Moon of Saturn with retrograde orbit
6. The "IP" in IP2 and IP3 (2 wds.)
16. Software layer that allows a system to be programmed via a defined set of commands (abbr.)
17. Cutting instrument
19. Chemical symbol for scandium
20. Color quality
21. World's largest yearly convention of gadget and device manufacturers (abbr.)
22. Chemical symbol for lanthanum
24. 10E1 numerical prefix
25. Opposite of O.D.
27. 3 GHz to 30 GHz
29. __ + 37 Across, website's title
32. Modulation type (abbr.)
34. World's first satellite navigation system (abbr.)
36. Color code for the number 6
37. 29 Across + ____, the world's best engineering website
38. Chemical symbol for radon
39. Signal-to-noise ratio (abbr.)
41. Form of energy arising from the kinetic energy of atoms and molecules
43. Decimeter (abbr.)
44. Attenuator
45. Chemical symbol for nickel
48. Chemical symbol for argon
49. Color code for "9"
52. Chemical symbol for strontium
53. Component for increasing or decreasing AC voltage
56. Method of self-detection and self-fixing transmission of digital data (abbr.)
57. Automated Test Equipment (abbr.)
58. ________ _____ - Degrees of separation between two lines meeting at a common vertex (2 wds., abbr.)
59. Type of spread spectrum that does not use direct sequence spreading (abbr.)
60. The "A" in DARPA
63. Electromagnetic (abbr.)
64. Type of digital filter (abbr.)
66. Time division duplex (abbr.)
67. Chemical symbol for copper
68. International phonetic alphabet letter "S"
71. British astronomer ______ Halley
74. Chemical symbol for praseodymium
75. Newest buzz phrase for ubiquitous remote control and monitoring of everything (abbr.)
77. Opposite of USB
78. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)
79. Lay bare, such as a wire
81. Moon of Saturn discovered in 1672
84. Chemical symbol for bismuth
85. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)
86. Current-voltage phase mnemonic
87. Degree to which signal-to-noise ratio is decreased through a component (2 wds.)
89. Unit of length (abbr.)
90. A three-terminal power semiconductor device noted for high efficiency and fast switching (abbr.)
92. Unit of volume (abbr.)
93. Greek letter used for frequency
94. End of Life (abbr.)
96. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)
97. Audio Frequency Shift Keying (abbr.)
99. Unit of typing speed (abbr.)
101. Unit of time (abbr.)
102. Stock symbol for RF Micro Devices
105. Vacuum tube element
106. Specialized mobile radio (abbr.)
108. Test point (abbr.)
110. Chemical symbol for iron
111. Programmable Logic Device (abbr.)
113. European equivalent to the U.L.
114. Sound frequency in the human hearing range (abbr.)
115. Equalizer (abbr.)
117. A common battery cell size
119. Negative temperature coefficient (abbr.)
121. Schema for computer or device presentation to the operator (abbr.)
123. Has a positive phase wrt a reference
126. Type of logic gate
128. GaN (2 wds.)
129. Remove oxygen from or add hydrogen to a compound
1. Part of a directive antenna that derives energy from mutual coupling with the driven element (2 wds.)
2. Filter type that blocks lower frequencies (abbr.)
3. Lubricant
4. Chemical symbol for berkelium
5. Last keyword in a BASIC subroutine (pl.)
6. Band between RF and BB
7. He was the first man to walk on the Moon (2 wds.)
8. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
9. Effective frontal area presented to a microwave interrogation system (abbr.)
10. 30 GHz to 300 GHz
11. Chemical symbol for plutonium
12. Prefix meaning ground or earth
13. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)
14. U.K. equivalent of the IEEE
15. Unit of time (abbr.)
18. ________ _____ - Degrees of separation between two lines meeting at a common vertex (2 wds., abbr.)
23. Chemical symbol for silver
26. Device under test (abbr.)
28. Chemical symbol for holmium
30. Fast Fourier transform (abbr.)
31. French scientist after whom the unit of current is named (3 wds.)
33. Chemical symbol for manganese
35. Unit of time (abbr.)
36. CB slang for policeman (pl.)
37. Centimeter (abbr.)
38. CRT electron beam scan type
40. Rádio Nacional de Angola (abbr.)
42. Chemical symbol for krypton
43. Chemical symbol for dysprosium
46. Its chemical symbol is In
47. Type of secondary radar system (abbr.)
49. What mathematical term defines the slope of a graph at any point
50. Entity created by virtue of a changing magnetic field (2 wds.)
51. Sends a message via Morse Code
54. Chemical symbol for radium
55. Unit of resistance
56. A BPF specification (abbr.)
61. Greek letter used for frequency
62. The "D" in CAD
64. Intermodulation (abbr.)
65. Chemical symbol for radon
69. S12 or S21 (abbr.)
70. Chemical symbol for rubidium
72. Smaller moon of Mars
73. 10E1 numerical prefix
74. Min-to-max voltage of a waveform (abbr.)
76. Mr. de Forest's first name
80. Chemical symbol for xenon
82. High-speed circuit-switched data (abbr.)
83. Colorado Springs military school (abbr.)
84. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)
88. Archaic abbreviation for picowatt
90. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)
91. Armored cable type
95. Switch position
96. Chemical symbol for mendelevium
97. Flash caused by an electric current ionizing a gas or vapor
98. Home state of Los Alamos lab (abbr.)
100. Chemical symbol for platinum
103. Software function selection mechanism
104. Chemical symbol for thallium
106. Parameter that is a figure of merit for receiver performance in presence of multiple signals (abbr.)
107. One component of a complex number (abbr.)
109. Programmable logic device (abbr.)
111. The cell band above DCN
112. Device under test (abbr.)
114. A common battery cell size
116. Ham's code for "The net has traffic for you. Stand by."
117. A common battery cell size
118. Chemical symbol for aluminum
120. Chemical symbol for thulium
122. Infrared (abbr.)
124. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
125. Chemical symbol for selenium
127. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)

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2023 Crosswords Archive

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