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RF & Microwave Engineering Crossword Puzzle
January 3, 2016

This first crossword puzzle of 2016, as with all past RF Cafe puzzles, uses only words pertaining to engineering, science, mathematics, mechanics, chemistry, astronomy, etc. You will never find a reference to some obscure geological feature or city, or be asked to recall the name of some numbnut movie star or fashion designer. Enjoy!

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

RF & Microwave Engineering Crossword Puzzle for January 3, 2016 - RF Cafe

1. Channel used for satellite-to-earth communications

6. Chemical symbol for rubidium

9. 3 kHz to 30 kHz

11. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)

12. Notch type filter (abbr.)

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

16. Chemical symbol for gadolinium

18. Web's most popular radio frequency engineering site (2 ltrs. + 1 wd.)

19. Input intercept point (abbr.)

22. Unit of length (abbr.)

23. Type of modulation (abbr.)

24. Unit of weight (pl.)

25. Enclosure vendor in Aurora, IL

28. Type of distribution, squared

30. Unit of time (abbr.)

31. Current-voltage phase mnemonic

32. Fuel additive

33. Majority carriers in p-type material

35. Intel x86 command for " jump if above"

36. ____ Logic: Name give to devices surrounding and assisting processors

37. Unit of length equal to 5.5 yards

38. Chemical symbol for lead

41. Type of current

42. Ham's code for "Your net frequency is High."

45. Frequency division multiple access (abbr.)

48. Type of current flow (abbr.)

49. Constellation : The whale

50. Determined temporal distance between events

51. ___-back transformer

52. Chemical symbol for neon

53. Airport Surveillance Radar (abbr.)

55. Negative terminal

58. Ratio of output to input power, voltage, current, light, etc.

60. Ratio of circumference to diameter

61. 300 Hz to 3 kHz in audio (abbr.)

63. System for guiding aircraft (abbr.)

64. Moved from cell to cell

65. Type of logic gate

68. 1E6 nanoseconds

69. Precision landing system (abbr.)

72. Chemical symbol for nobelium

74. Code for a type of electrical wire insulation (abbr.)

75. Chemical symbol for selenium

76. Wearing away of a surface

1. Design for Manufacturability (abbr.)

2. Chemical symbol for neptunium

3. Be behind in phase

4. Chemical symbol for niobium

5. Chemical symbol for krypton

7. Bipolar Field-Effect Transistor

8. Move from cell to cell

10. Nickname for the Fermi National Accelerator laboratory

14. Airflow rate (abbr.)

15. 60 seconds

17. Singulated piece of IC wafer

19. Galilean moon

20. Unit of time (abbr.)

21. Data transmission pathway

23. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

26. Sequence of items such as packets or print jobs waiting to be processed

27. Type of data storage IC (abbr.)

28. European equivalent to the U.L.

29. Powerline based networking vendor based in Canada

31. Prevent the direct physical transfer of signals from one point to another

32. Unit of time (abbr.)

34. Chemical symbol for erbium

35. Compressed image file format

39. U.S. Spectrum allocation agency

40. Summed

41. I/O interface connection (2 wds.)

43. Chemical symbol for helium

44. Sudden, brief increase in wind speed

46. Type of high frequency diode (abbr.)

47. Chemical symbol for palladium

51. Chemical symbol for francium

52. Negation prefix

54. Chemical symbol for silicon

56. Length times width, pl.

57. Engineering Change Order (abbr.)

58. Chemical symbol for gallium

59. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)

61. Volt-ohmmeter (abbr.)

62. Fairchild Advanced Schottky TTL (abbr.)

66. RĂ¡dio Nacional de Angola (abbr.)

67. Silicon transistor type (abbr.)

70. Chemical symbol for lanthanum

71. Chemical symbol for antimony

73. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

See solution below


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RF & Microwave Engineering Crossword Puzzle Solution for January 3, 2016 - RF Cafe

Werbel Microwave (power dividers, couplers)

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