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Electronics Technology Crossword Puzzle
March 20, 2016

Take a break and work this week's electronics technology themed crossword puzzle. All the words are pulled from a hand-built list of terms, names, and abbreviations that have only to do with science, mathematics, and engineering. If you want a crossword with names of movie stars and obscure countries, try the local newspaper. If you want to exercise your nerd knowledge, this is the one for you.

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

Electronics Technology Crossword Puzzle for March 20, 2016 - RF Cafe

1. Referring to electrons, protons and neutrons

6. Heat-shrink ______, for insulating solder joints

11. Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz ______

13. International phonetic alphabet letter "P"

15. Keyboard key

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

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

19. Chemical symbol for calcium

20. Type of logic gate

22. Chemical symbol for radium

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

25. Maximum Usable Frequency

26. Logic family

27. The measure of heat intensity

31. Current-voltage phase mnemonic

33. Part of a directive antenna that derives energy from mutual coupling with the driven element (2 wds.)

41. Automated Test Equipment (abbr.)

42. Process by which a beam of light is spread out as a result of passing through a narrow aperture

47. UMTS terrestrial radio access (abbr.)

49. Exponent that returns the original number

50. 30 Hz to 300 Hz

51. Start frequency (abbr.)

53. Chemical symbol for holmium

54. Chemical symbol for magnesium

55. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)

56. Line of Sight (abbr.)

58. Heatsink feature

60. This calculus operation yields current through an inductor

62. RF design consultant in Rochester, NY

64. Microsoft's interpreter BASIC supplied with DOS

65. Do like a vector with a changing angle

1. Chemical symbol for aluminum

2. Time division duplex (abbr.)

3. Used logic gates

4. 1/000 of an inch

5. One port of an amplifier

7. One type of electron spin

8. Strong, lightweight wood

9. Innovative Power Products, Holbrook, NY (abbr.)

10. 1e-6 mA

11. Basic element

12. Part of this website's title

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

16. Amateur radio enthusiast

17. Using the moon as a passive reflector to establish a signal path; moonbounce (abbr.)

19. The "C" in AC or DC

21. A Ham station that operates from several grid squares or counties during a contest

22. Have a chemically induced efffect

24. Bore a hole

25. Greek letter (micro)

26. IC

28. Type of programmable device (abbr.)

29. Adjust

30. Data transmission pathway

32. Wiring assembly

34. Amateur Radio Direction Finding (abbr.)

35. Theoretical

36. A three-terminal power semiconductor device noted for high efficiency and fast switching (abbr.)

37. Reflected radar or sonar signal (pl.)

38. Engineering Change Notice (abbr.)

39. 3rd planet

40. Prefix meaning ground or earth

42. Weatherproof cover for a radar antenna

43. Chemical symbol for iron

44. Performs a disk operation

45. Curly-Q type light bulb (abbr.)

46. Bands between RF and baseband

48. Martin ____, "Test & Measurement World" magazine editor (c2009)

52. ____RF, passive RF component manufacturer in Huntersville, NC

55. Very large unit of apparent power (abbr.)

57. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

58. Fast Fourier transform (abbr.)

59. Mate to a bolt

60. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)

61. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

62. Read-only (abbr.)

63. Morse Code for "from"

See solution below


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