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Electronics Theme Crossword Puzzle
January 14, 2024

This custom RF Cafe electronics-themed crossword puzzle for January 14th contains only clues and terms associated with engineering, science, physical, astronomy, mathematics, chemistry, etc., which I have built up over more than two decades. Being the 14th day, words containing the letter "N" are marked with an asterisk (*). Many new words and company names have been added that had not even been added to the world's technical lexicon when I started in the year 2002. 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. A full list of all RF Cafe crosswords is at the page bottom. Enjoy!

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

Electronics Themed Crossword Puzzle for January 14, 2024 - RF Cafe

1. On-the-air meeting of hams at a set time, day and radio frequency (pl.) *
5. "Peace Prize" endowment creator, who made his fortune on the discovery of dynamite *
8. Forerunner to NASA *
12. Mate to a socket
14. Radio signals from the cosmos (abbr.)
15. 10E-18 moles (abbr.) *
17. Area under a particular administrative or other control *
19. Stock symbol for National Instruments *
20. Mr. Bohr's first name *
21. Front end of a rocket (pl.) *
22. A common lamp tube gas * *
24. Electromagnetic (abbr.)
25. Chemical symbol for silicon
26. Big Blue
27. Electronics components & batteries supplier based in Japan
28. Chemical symbol for neon *
29. Word used in describing 2-D and 3-D object dimensions; i.e., 10 mm __ 25 mm
31. Write-Once (abbr.)
32. One component of a complex number (abbr.)
33. Chemical symbol for terbium
35. A common battery cell size
36. Chemical symbol for thulium
38. Chemical symbol for ruthenium
39. Amateur Radio Association (abbr.)
40. Type of distribution, squared
41. First name of Mr. Watson-Watt and Mr. Goddard
44. The central core of an atom *
46. The "N" in SNR (pl.) *
49. 10 decibels
51. Unit of time (abbr.)
52. Chemical symbol for aluminum
53. Base of the decimal number system *
54. Stock symbol for Harris Communications
56. Part of a male connector *
58. Equivalent circuit type using a current source and parallel resistor *
59. Instrument used to measure the height above a reference point, such as ground or sea level
60. Its chemical symbol is Ni *
61. Service of the ARRL that helps hams solve technical problems (abbr.)
64. The "B" in BER
66. Person responsible for program spending (abbr.)
68. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)
70. Amateur radio operator who is qualified to administer Amateur Radio licensing examinations (abbr.)
71. Graphics file extension
75. Maker of computer antivirus software * *
77. Curve traced out by a point which moves around another point with an ever increasing radius (pl.);Type of frequency-independent antenna with a shape inspired by Archimedes (pl.)
78. Fabric-covered elastic cord *
80. 2 x SSB
82. Voltage-current phase mnemonic
84. Type of logic gate
85. Chemical symbol for scandium
86. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)
87. State where teen techno-slueths Carl and Jerry lived (abbr.)
89. PC follower
90. Chemical symbol for platinum
91. Chemical symbol for erbium
93. Part of a FOR loop
94. Chemical element abbreviated Sn *
96. Innovative Power Products, Holbrook, NY (abbr.)
98. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
100. Chemical symbol for manganese *
101. Airfoil shapers
102. Traditional term for a person who enjoys helping newcomers get started in ham radio - a mentor
104. Leading and trailing edge frequency variation of a CW pulse
105. Martin ____, "Test & Measurement World" magazine editor (c2009)
106. ___ Friedrich Gauss, after whom the unit of magnetic field strength is named
108. Read-only (abbr.)
109. Stock symbol for Boeing
110. Opposite of a source *
112. American space agency (abbr.) *
113. Type of rechargeable battery (abbr., pl.) *
114. Initials of the American space authority *
2. Small circle whose center moves round the circumference of a larger one was used in the Ptolemaic system to describe the orbits of the planets
3. Chemical symbol for thallium
4. Hub of the solar system (pl.) *
5. Transportation accident investigation agency (abbr.) *
6. The "B" in BER
7. PCB metal area where component leads attach *
8. Front end of a rocket *
9. Army-Navy specification prefix *
10. The nearest star - Alpha ________ *
11. Intentionally block communications signals
13. He developed a "counter" for measuring radiation levels
14. Type of high-tech data gathering system (abbr.) *
16. Cell phone manufacturer *
17. Point in the sky vertically above a given position *
18. Wireless transmitting device that opens a car door remotely
19. Collection of access points *
23. Sampling rate pioneer *
30. He was the first man to walk on the Moon (2 wds.) * *
32. The "R" in BER
34. Units of heat
35. Prefix meaning "water"
37. Search for data (slang) *
42. Region between semiconductor doping potentials
43. Chemical symbol for rubidium
44. See 44 Across *
45. Insulating cover over a solder joint (pl.)
47. Switch position *
48. Experiencing a sudden and temporary increase in voltage, current, or power *
50. 30 kHz to 300 kHz
53. Time delay (abbr.)
54. Having power applied (slang)
55. Official Space Shuttle designation (abbr.)
56. Substrate for mounting components (abbr.)
57. On-the-air meeting of hams at a set time, day and radio frequency *
62. Unit of length (abbr.)
63. Chemical symbol for lead
65. Electrical device for registering shaft positions *
66. Chemical symbol for cobalt
67. Boolean expression (pl.) *
69. Field Programmable Gate Array (abbr.)
70. Family of ICs with a certain component density level (abbr.)
72. 1E6 bits per second
73. Chemical symbol for plutonium
74. After Uranus * *
76. Location in Russia where in 1908 a major meteor impact occurred *
79. Collections of access points *
81. Use the wheel on a mouse
83. A coherent monochrome light source (pl.)
86. An efficient microstrip corner shape
88. International phonetic alphabet letter "A"
92. Slang for transmitter and/or receiver
93. Prefix meaning ground or earth
95. Its chemical symbol is Fe *
97. Substrate for mounting component (abbr., pl.)
99. Quantum electron property *
100. Premier RF/microwave engineering magazine (abbr.)
103. Electronic warfare defense (abbr.)
107. Chemical symbol for arsenic
111. 1e-6 mA *

See solution below
2024 Crosswords Archive

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