RF Cafe Crossword Puzzle
November 13, 2016

This week's RF Cafe Crossword Puzzle is another custom creation (they all are, actually) which contains only words and clues pertaining specifically to engineering, science, mechanics, physics, mathematics, chemistry, and other technical fields of study. If you want to exploit your knowledge of numbnut movie starts, world leaders, and remote villages in BFE, then try the New York Times. Cruciverbalist engineers, technicians, students, and all other techies types rejoice!

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

RF Cafe Crossword Puzzle for November 13, 2016 - RF Cafe

ACROSS DOWN
1. A property of memristors

9. Airflow rate (abbr.)

10. Exponent that returns the original number

11. Modem encoding method (abbr.)

12. 1E6 nanoseconds

13. Pure carrier (abbr.)

17. Related to FM by a differential

19. Internet protocol (abbr.)

21. The "D" in RFID (pl.)

23. Part of this website's title

24. IC package style (pl.)

27. Filter type that blocks lower frequencies (abbr.)

29. 3 GHz to 30 GHz

31. Teflon (abbr.)

32. Chemical symbol for berkelium

33. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

37. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)

38. Modulation type (abbr.)

39. Heater element in a vacuum tube (pl.)

43. Very Long Baseline Interferometry (abbr.)

44. Traditional term for a person who enjoys helping newcomers get started in ham radio - a mentor (pl.)

47. Etched parallel line

49. Stock symbol for Dell Computer

51. Put a new program on a computer

56. One type of electron spin

57. U.K. equivalent of the IEEE

58. Unit of length (abbr.)

59. Chemical symbol for helium

60. With 45 Down, this website's name

61. Effective frontal area presented to a microwave interrogation system (abbr.)

66. Local Oscillator (abbr.)

67. Test instrument for measuring resistance (pl)

71. Chemical symbol for platinum

72. Capacitor type

74. Chemical symbol for tantalum

75. Chemical symbol for rhodium

76. Chemical symbol for palladium

78. European equivalent to the U.L.

79. The computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey

82. One system's phonetic letter "z"

84. Big Blue

86. Electron beam pattern method used in CRTs (2 wds., pl.)

1. 300 kHz to 3 MHz

2. Science of assuring operation amid dense EM background noise (abbr.)

3. Read-only (abbr.)

4. International phonetic alphabet letter "I"

5. Chemical symbol for selenium

6. Chemical symbol for arsenic

7. Chemical symbol for californium

8. Sporadic E-layer ionospheric propagation (hyph.)

9. Chemical symbol for cesium

12. Unit of length (abbr.)

14. Term used in soldering to achieve the condition that occurs when the metals being soldered are hot enough to melt the solder so it flows over the surface

15. Amateur radio operator who is qualified to administer Amateur Radio licensing examinations (abbr.)

16. A variation of the quad antenna having triangular elements (2 wds.)

17. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)

18. Electrical safety organization (abbr.)

20. Substrate for mounting components (abbr.)

21. Satellite TV system

22. 30 MHz to 300 MHz

23. A shortened flexible antenna used with hand-held scanners and transceivers, slang (2 wds.).

25. Chemical symbol for silver

26. Chemical symbol for lead

28. Time to spend your 401k plan

30. Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor

31. Peak Inverse Voltage

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

34. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

35. Unit of apparent power (abbr.)

36. Chemical symbol for xenon

38. Signal increaser

39. Start frequency (abbr.)

40. Computer communication schemes (abbr.)

41. Trump's 2016 campaign theme (abbr.)

42. Apollo 11 astronaut ____ Armstrong

45. With 60 Across, this website's name

46. Chemical symbol for argon

47. Chemical symbol for gadolinium

48. One port of an amplifier

50. Mr. de Forest's first name

52. Negative temperature coefficient (abbr.)

53. Test equipment (abbr.)

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

55. Chemical symbol for erbium

61. Type of memory

62. System On Chip

63. Stock symbol for Lockheed Martin

64. Chemical symbol for iron

65. Chemical symbol for beryllium

66. Hedy _____, Hollywood actress with first patent for spread spectrum communications

68. Joins a male and a female connector

69. ___/IP scheme for networked connectivity

70. Type of flip-flop

71. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

73. Network department (abbr.)

75. One component of a complex number (abbr.)

77. Deutsche Industrie Normenausschuss

78. Centimeter (abbr.)

80. Chemical symbol for lanthanum

81. Network department (abbr.)

82. Chemical symbol for zirconium

83. Type of current

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


See solution below

 

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RF Cafe Crossword Puzzle Solution for November 13, 2016 - RF Cafe

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