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Electronics Technology Crossword Puzzle
August 14, 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 August 14, 2016 - RF Cafe 

1. Airport Surveillance Radar (abbr.)

4. British aircraft designer of the WWI Camel and Pup (2 wds.)

14. 3 Down + ____ is this website's title

16. General Mobile Radio Service (abbr.)

19. Describes when a synchronous motor loses phase lock (pl.)

20. Type of digital filter (abbr.)

21. Pure carrier (abbr.)

22. American space agency (abbr.)

24. Start frequency (abbr.)

25. Satellite of Jupiter discovered by Galileo

27. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

28. Rate of a radar transmitter's output waveform (abbr.)

29. 30 kHz to 300 kHz

31. Chemical symbol for nickel

33. Alternative name for a pi meson

36. Trim a piece of Kapton tape to length

38. Helium, iron, silicon, or uranium, for example

39. ________ angle, the point at which light can pass through a dielectric interface

41. Read-only (abbr.)

43. Type of component package (abbr.)

44. European equivalent to the U.L.

45. The "O" in answer to 39 Across

47. Control language used by Hewlett Packard printers (abbr.)

49. Chemical symbol for lanthanum

50. 1E6 nanoseconds

51. Volts divided by resistance

54. Network department (abbr.)

55. Graph

58. Used to remove oxidation during soldering

60. Nearest and furthest points to the center of gravitational attraction for a body in orbit

62. Vacuum tube element

63. Test equipment (abbr.)

64. 30 Hz to 300 Hz

65. Things in a bill of material

66. The "B" in BER

67. Chemical symbol for calcium

68. Thread cutting tools

70. Moon of Saturn discovered in 1672

71. Unit of energy (pl.)

72. Automaton

74. Chemical symbol for molybdenum

75. Connector type

77. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

78. Abbreviation for minimum voltage

79. Software function selection mechanism

81. Its chemical symbol is Pd

82. 1.602E-19 Joules

84. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

86. Chemical symbol for lithium

87. Diode type whose capacitance is controlled by a reverse bias

89. Transfers charge w/o physical contact

91. Hz

92. Junk e-mail

94. Chemical symbol for europium

95. Type of flip-flop

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

97. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.

98. Chemical symbol for thallium

100. Stock symbol for Boeing

101. Teflon (abbr.)

104. Chemical symbol for polonium

105. Notch type filter (abbr.)

107. Mr. Bohr's first name

111. European Telecommunications Standards Institute (abbr.)

112. One type of electron spin

114. Circuit designed to copy a current through one active device by controlling the current in another active device (2 wds.)

115. Logarithmic unit of ratio (abbr., pl.)

1. Device used to measure change in velocity

2. Crystal filter type (abbr.)

3. __ + 14 Across is this website's title

4. Thin Shrink Small Outline Package (abbr.)

5. Switch position

6. Chemical symbol for arsenic

7. Rotor assembly contact for the brushes in an AC motor (2 wds., pl.)

8. Chemical symbol for silicon

9. Regarding light transmission

10. Unit of time (abbr.)

11. Band between RF and BB

12. Image file format name extension

13. Stock symbol for Harris Communications

15. Voltage-current phase mnemonic

17. Chemical symbol for manganese

18. Chemical symbol for radium

23. Application Specific Integrated Circuit (abbr.)

26. Exponent that returns the original number

28. Chemical symbol for platinum

30. A measure of microprocessor calculation speed (abbr.)

32. Puts a new program on a computer

34. Type of logic gate (pl.)

35. Battery cell chemistry type (abbr.)

37. Electrical safety organization (abbr.)

40. Equipment

42. Concentric cable type

44. Encased in a protective covering

46. Home state of Los Alamos lab (abbr.)

48. Chart types

52. Radio signal route

53. The scalar component of velocity

55. Computer monitor (abbr., pl.)

56. Opposite of a LO

57. The sending of radio signals (pl.)

58. 12 inches (pl.)

59. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)

61. Miniature threaded RF connector (pl.)

62. RF connector & cable manufacturer located in Suwon, Korea

65. Its chemical symbol is Fe

66. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)

68. Logarithmic unit of voltage

69. Galilean moon

71. Online auction site

73. Radio term for indicating the end of a transmission segment

74. Standard resistor type (2 wds.)

76. One type of electron spin

77. Swiss mathematician who extensively studied complex numbers

80. Universal Mobile Telecommunications System

83. Name of the third series in the spectrum of hydrogen

85. Communication between stations by reflecting the radio waves off of the ionosphere

87. Abbreviation for peak voltage

88. Increase voltage linearly

90. Device under test (abbr.)

91. Centimeter (abbr.)

93. Metric length unit

96. International Amateur Radio Union (abbr.)

99. Semiconductor lamp

100. Largest broadcaster in the UK (abbr.)

102. Unit of length (abbr.)

103. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

104. Printed Wiring Board (abbr.)

106. Chemical symbol for francium

107. Chemical symbol for neon

108. Network department (abbr.)

109. Chemical symbol for silicon

110. Chemical symbol for praseodymium

113. Opposite of I.D.

See solution below


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