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Amateur Radio Crossword Puzzle
June 14, 2020

Each week, for the sake of all avid cruciverbalists amongst us, I create a new technology-themed crossword puzzle using only words from my custom-created lexicon related to engineering, science, mathematics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, etc. In this crossword for June 14th you will never find among the words names of politicians, mountain ranges, exotic foods or plants, movie stars, or anything of the sort. You might, however, see someone or something in the exclusion list who or that is directly related to this puzzle's theme, such as Hedy Lamarr or the Bikini Atoll, respectively. Enjoy!

cruciverbalist: [noun]  cruci- ("cross") +‎ verbal ("words") +‎ -ist ("agent, person") -- A person who constructs crosswords.

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

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Amateur Radio Crossword Puzzle for June 14, 2020 - RF Cafe


1. Closed Circuit Television (abbr.)
5. Soaked up RF energy
10. Used logic gates
15. Ham's code for "Your net frequency is Low."
16. Opposite of O.D.
17. RC system maker
19. Using the moon as a passive reflector to establish a signal path; moonbounce (abbr.)
20. Infrared (abbr.)
22. Unlicensed FCC Part 95 realm for personal and business radio use (abbr.)
23. Related to FM by a differential
25. PC follower
26. A type of digital modulation (abbr.)
28. Chemical symbol for chromium
29. Ham's code for "Your net frequency is High."
31. A control input to a counter
36. Chemical symbol for gadolinium
38. Equalizer (abbr.)
40. .049 size models
41. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)
43. One port of an amplifier
45. One port of an amplifier
47. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)
49. Chemical symbol for beryllium oxide
50. Attenuator
51. _____-Carlo analysis
52. Morse Code for "from"
53. Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (abbr.)
55. Receiver power level circuitry (abbr.)
56. Type of logic gate (pl.)
57. Part of a FOR loop
59. C/L racing event
60. Prefix for small outline IC package type
61. Amateur Radio Association (abbr.)
63. What you do when your finger get whacked with the propeller
66. Cyanide (abbr.)
68. Studies for a test just before taking it
71. Modulation type (abbr.)
73. Word used in describing 2-D and 3-D object dimensions; i.e., 10 mm __ 25 mm
74. Electronics manufacturer with "meatball" logo
75. Chemical symbol for thulium
76. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)
77. Chemical symbol for cobalt
78. Prefix for font without serifs
80. The UK's largest defense electronics contractor (abbr.)
81. Thing in a bill of material
83. Bulk Acoustic Wave
84. Last statement in a BASIC program
86. Reliability measure (abbr.)
88. Direct Memory Access (abbr.)
89. Medium for storing large amounts of digital data
90. Return-to-Zero (abbr.)
91. Chemical symbol for nickel
92. AMA District that includes NJ and NY
93. Upper frequency (abbr.)
94. Chemical symbol for selenium
95. Chemical symbol for strontium
96. Greek letter
97. Test equipment (abbr.)
98. Negatively charged ions
101. Precision approach radar (abbr.)
102. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)
104. Charged particle
105. Chemical symbol for molybdenum
107. Online service
109. CB slang for CB radio or antenna
111. Number system which uses only the digits 0 to 7
113. Chemical symbol for cesium
115. Traditional term for a person who enjoys helping newcomers get started in ham radio - a mentor
116. Low Noise Amplifier (abbr.)
117. Ham's code for "What is the name of your station?"
118. Type of flip-flop
119. Chemical symbol for xenon
120. Government program to bring electricity to farms (abbr.)
121. Time delay (abbr.)
122. Volts, meters, pints, pounds, eg.
124. Chemical symbol for beryllium
126. Home state of Los Alamos lab (abbr.)
128. Configuring a switch to break electrical contact
130. Shortwave listener (abbr.)
132. Chemical symbol for arsenic
134. Measure of source / load mismatch (abbr.)
136. Chemical symbol for argon
137. Race starter's call
138. Army-Navy specification prefix
140. Back edge of a wing
141. Be behind in phase
143. Radio signals from the cosmos (abbr.)
144. Greek letter (micro)
146. Propeller vendor, in Woodland, CA
148. ____ Meet, a Ham's flea market
149. Suppresses an oscillation
150. Tighten just enough to ensure it will not come loose
2. "Calling any amateur radio station"
3. RF connector type
4. Very Long Baseline Interferometry (abbr.)
5. First four Greek letters
6. Chemical symbol for silicon
7. Opposite of I.D.
8. Semiconductor device type (abbr.)
9. Chemical symbol for erbium
11. One component of a complex number (abbr.)
12. Science of assuring operation amid dense EM background noise (abbr.)
13. Adjusts the specification for temperature
14. One state of matter
18. JavaScript (abbr.)
21. Chemical symbol for radon
24. 5,280 feet (pl.)
25. Followed the XT
27. Mass unit (abbr.)
30. Chemical symbol for helium
32. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
33. Beat frequency oscillator (abbr.)
34. State in AMA District VII
35. What Ham operators engage in (2 wds.)
37. Impurity in a semiconductor that adds a mobile electron in the conduction band (pl.)
39. Ham's code for "What is the correct time?"
41. The amount of matter that a body contains
42. Unit of current
44. UMTS terrestrial radio access (abbr.)
46. On-the-air meeting of hams at a set time, day and radio frequency
48. Stock
50. Unit of time (abbr.)
54. Software engineering tool (abbr.)
55. Electronic device that permits current flow in only one direction (pl.)
58. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)
61. Stock symbol for Advanced Micro Devices
62. A coherent monochrome light source (pl.)
64. Unlicensed radio type for personal and business use (abbr., pl.)
65. Swap ____, a Ham's flea market
67. Nordic Mobile Telephone
69. A common battery cell size
70. Physical quantity defined as being the work done per unit time (pl.)
72. Barry ____, "Microwave Product Digest" magazine editor (c2014)
77. Common shorthand reference for a capacitor (pl.)
79. Chemical symbol for neodymium
82. Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (abbr.)
83. Stock symbol for Boeing
85. Output intercept point (abbr.)
87. The "B" in BER
89. Base of the decimal number system
91. Premier organization for model rocket enthusiasts
94. System for underwater navigation
96. Filter type commonly used in phase-locked-loops
99. Newest buzz phrase for ubiquitous remote control and monitoring of everything (abbr.)
100. Type of component package (abbr.)
101. Compliment to a zero in a polynomial
103. Range of frequencies
106. Ovenized crystal oscillator (abbr.)
107. Archaic term for an outdoor antenna (pl.)
108. Ham's code for "Shall I send more slowly?"
110. Chemical symbol for radium
111. Using a logical connection scheme for redundant power supplies
112. Opposite of USB
114. Created an impenetrable physical barrier
117. Ham's code for "Entire net stand by."
122. One type of electron spin
123. Chemical symbol for tin
125. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
127. 1E6 nanoseconds
128. Type of logic gate
129. High frequency semiconductor (abbr.)
131. Weight (abbr.)
133. Crystal filter type (abbr.)
135. Write-Once (abbr.)
136. Automated Test Equipment (abbr.)
139. Silicon transistor type (abbr.)
142. Chemical symbol for gallium
143. Chemical symbol for europium
144. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)
145. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
147. Chemical symbol for copper

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2020 Crossword Puzzle Archive

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