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RF Engineering Crossword Puzzle
September 4, 2016

Take a break and work this week's RF Engineering-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.

Reproduction of this puzzle without the express permission of RF Cafe is prohibited.

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

RF Engineering Crossword Puzzle for September 4, 2016 - RF Cafe

1. Form for winding inductors

6. Radio navigation system (abbr.)

11. World's largest yearly convention of gadget and device manufacturers (abbr.)

12. Chemical symbol for aluminum

14. Plug-ins for computer buses

16. Chemical symbol for thallium

17. What relationship does one wave motion have to another if its frequency is a multiple of the other

20. Type of current

21. Common plastic insulation type (abbr.)

22. Another name for a test lead

24. A common battery cell size

25. A feedback scheme to level out the receiver audio volume (abbr.)

28. Apply too large of a signal

32. Online service (abbr.)

34. Chemical symbol for erbium

35. ELI the ICE ___

38. 1/000 of an inch

40. Stock symbol for Boeing

41. Its chemical symbol is Re

42. Graphics file extension

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

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

47. Advanced Communication Technologies and Services (abbr.)

49. Ham abbreviation for "distant station"

51. Signal-to-noise ratio (abbr.)

53. Unit of liquid volume (pl.)

56. Centimeter (abbr.)

57. Enhanced Graphics Adapter

59. Finite Element Analysis (abbr.)

60. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

62. Scheme to maintain proper frequency (abbr.)

65. Mate to a transmitter

68. Unit of energy

70. Related to FM by a differential

71. Fuse metals together using heat

72. Line of Sight (abbr.)

74. Chemical symbol for nickel

75. Maximum distance in orbit around the sun

78. Chemical symbol for praseodymium

79. Circuit path with very low or 0 ohms of impedance

82. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)

83. One state of matter

84. Color #5

85. Circular mounting hardware

1. 10 decibels

2. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

3. International phonetic alphabet letter "B"

4. Stock symbol for National Semiconductor

5. Prefix used on many MIL-SPEC components

7. Type of current flow (abbr.)

8. Computer Assisted Design and Development

9. Flash caused by an electric current ionizing a gas or vapor

10. Chemical symbol for neodymium

11. Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association

13. High power density battery chemistry (abbr.)

15. Longitudinal shape-forming structural element

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

18. An abbreviation for "receiver"

19. Hung the program

23. Opposite of I.D.

26. Unit of apparent power (abbr.)

27. Program that turns written computer code into executable code

29. Have a chemically induced effect

30. Chemical symbol for lawrencium

31. Switch type with guaranteed default position

33. Chemical symbol for lithium

35. Chemical symbol for manganese

36. Greek letter used for frequency

37. Chemical symbol for terbium

39. Local Oscillator (abbr.)

41. Part of this website's title

44. Unit of luminosity

46. Computer character set (abbr.)

48. Chemical symbol for cesium

50. Chemical symbol for xenon

52. Chemical symbol for radon

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

55. Chemical symbol for lanthanum

58. Chemical symbol for gallium

60. Test equipment (abbr.)

61. Slang for helicopter

63. Chemical symbol for chromium

64. Filter types (abbr., pl.)

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

66. Cellular Digital Packet Data

67. Factor of a polynomial

69. General Mobile Radio Service (abbr.)

71. The "W" in AWG

73. Chemical symbol for tin

74. Type of logic gate

76. Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor

77. The "L" in VLF

78. Precision approach radar (abbr.)

80. Chemical symbol for mercury

81. Test equipment (abbr.)

83. Electronics manufacturer with "meatball" logo

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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.

All of these crossword puzzles were created using the fabulous Crossword Express (now called "Magnum Opus") software.

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