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RF & Microwave Crossword Puzzle
October 20, 2013

2013 Crosswords Archive

Visit the Crossword Express website - RF CafeTake a well-deserved break and try your hand at some of these goodies. Every word in the RF Cafe crossword puzzles is specifically related to engineering, mathematics, and science. There are no generic backfill words like many other puzzles give you, so you'll never see a clue asking for the name of a movie star or a mountain on the Russia-China border.

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RF & Microwave Crossword Puzzle for October 20, 2013 - RF Cafe

1. Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (abbr.)

5. Cable used for interconnecting laboratory equipment (2 wds., pl.)

11. Network configuration type (pl.)

15. Resistive component of a capacitor's lumped element model (abbr.)

16. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

17. Type of data conversion device (abbr.)

18. Switch position

20. Set of poles

22. Part of this website's title

24. Part of a FOR loop

25. Stock symbol for RF Micro Devices

27. Local Oscillator (abbr.)

28. 1E6 cycle per second

30. Stock symbol for National Semiconductor

31. RF ____, the world's best engineering website

34. Test document for verifying proper function (abbr.)

35. Telex-Over-Radio (abbr.)

36. Its chemical symbol is Bi

38. Chemical symbol for scandium

39. Circuit for generating 3x the input voltage

40. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

42. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

43. Chemical symbol for lithium

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

45. Adjusted the specification for temperature

47. Start frequency (abbr.)

49. Wear on a component due to repeated stress

51. Lowest power level capable of being demodulated (abbr.)

53. Degree of IC sophistication (abbr.)

54. Electric enclosure standard organization (abbr.)

56. Special diode type that can be switched (abbr.)

57. System On Chip

59. Chemical symbol for beryllium

60. Compliment to a pole in a transfer function

61. Filter type that blocks upper frequencies (abbr.)

62. Chemical symbol for neodymium

64. Have a positive phase wrt a reference

66. Chemical symbol for copper

67. Powers pneumatic devices

68. Unit of liquid measure (abbr.)

70. Base of the decimal number system

72. Increases voltage linearly

73. Overlapping "piconets"

74. Type of high-tech data gathering system (abbr.)

1. Quantity of protons in an element

2. Chemical symbol for selenium

3. MS's server-side script engine for dynamically-generated web pages (abbr.)

4. Component for increasing or decreasing AC voltage (pl.)

5. Number of way in which a group of objects can be arranged when order matters (pl.)

6. Telex-Over-Radio (abbr.)

7. Chemical symbol for helium

8. Chemical symbol for cesium

9. Greek letter

10. Type of screwdriver head (2 wds.)

11. Frequency for detecting and recording data (2 wds.)

12. Time division duplex (abbr.)

13. Type of current flow (abbr.)

14. Signal path with very low or 0 ohms of impedance (2 wds.)

19. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

21. FCC Part 15 rules apply in this band (abbr.)

23. A BPF specification (abbr.)

24. Test equipment (abbr.)

26. Network file transfer protocol (abbr.)

27. Local Oscillator (abbr.)

29. Type of formation for a pushrod end where it connects to a control arm (pl.)

32. Chemical symbol for arsenic

33. A BPF specification (abbr.)

35. PCB interconnects

37. Sample-and-____

39. Image file format name extension

41. Chemical symbol for silicon

42. Chemical symbol for tantalum

46. Automatic Send-Receive (abbr.)

47. Chemical symbol for iron

48. Type of component package (abbr.)

50. Current-voltage phase mnemonic

52. Morse Code for "from"

54. Chemical symbol for neptunium

55. Army-Navy specification prefix

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

60. Compress a computer file

61. Low Noise Amplifier (abbr.)

63. Deutsche Industrie Normenausschuss

65. Keyboard key

67. Modulation type (abbr.)

68. Unit of liquid measure (abbr.)

69. Test equipment (abbr.)

71. Chemical symbol for nickel

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