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Amateur Radio Crossword Puzzle
August 9th, 2020

August 9th's custom Amateur Radio Engineering crossword puzzle contains many words particular to Amateur Radio (labeled with an asterisk *). Each week for two decades I have created a new technology-themed crossword puzzle using only words (1,000s of them) from my custom-created lexicon related to engineering, science, mathematics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, etc. 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, find someone or something in the otherwise excluded list directly related to this puzzle's technology theme, such as Hedy Lamarr or the Bikini Atoll, respectively. Avid cruciverbalists amongst us: the gauntlet has been thrown down.

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

Reproduction of this puzzle without the express permission of RF Cafe is prohibited.
acr. = acronym, abbr. = abbreviation, pl. = plural, wds. = words

Amateur Radio Crossword Puzzle for August 9, 2020 - RF Cafe


1. * Ham's code for "Can you acknowledge receipt?"
3. 1E6 bits per second
5. * ___ Enterprises, a major Ham Radio equipment distributor and manufacturer
8. Chemical symbol for radon
9. * Morse ____
11. * The highest level Amateur Radio license rating
16. Color quality
18. The cell band above DCN
19. * International phonetic alphabet letter "N"
22. Image file format name extension
24. Programmable Logic Device (abbr.)
25. It can follow an MS (pl.)
27. Input intercept point (abbr.)
29. Type of current flow (abbr.)
30. Opposite of O.D.
31. 30 GHz to 300 GHz
32. Stock symbol for RF Micro Devices (now QORVO)
36. Key feature in a high level overvoltage protection device
38. Type of current
39. Display type
40. * Shortcut term for Ham radio operator
42. Direction of carbon fiber strands
44. Galilean moon
45. Satellite of Jupiter discovered by Galileo
46. Opposite of I.D.
47. Base of the decimal number system
49. Chemical symbol for radium
50. A BPF specification (abbr.)
51. Intermodulation (abbr.)
52. Advanced Research Projects Agency (abbr.)
56. Airport Surveillance Radar (abbr.)
58. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
59. One component of a complex number (abbr.)
60. Part of this crossword puzzle's title
62. Chemical symbol for molybdenum
63. One port of an amplifier
65. Army-Navy specification prefix
66. Metric system (abbr.)
68. Readability, Signal, and Tone (QoS report type)
70. Test point (abbr.)
72. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
74. Chemical symbol for scandium
76. * Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (abbr.)
79. * "Calling any amateur radio station"
80. A common battery cell size
81. Enhanced Graphics Adapter
83. * World's foremost Ham radio organization (abbr.)
84. Chemical symbol for arsenic
85. Time delay (abbr.)
86. Title of an Amateur radio magazine
88. The Microwave Office software company (abbr.)
90. Chemical symbol for chromium
91. Write-Once (abbr.)
92. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)
93. Half of DSB
95. * The mid-level Amateur radio license
99. Digital transmission figure of merit (abbr.)
100. Chemical symbol for selenium
102. Greek letter
104. Type of spread spectrum that does not use frequency hopping (abbr.)
105. Total radiated power (abbr.)
106. Yard (abbr.)
107. Chemical symbol for copper
109. 30 GHz to 300 GHz
111. Dual Tone Multi-Frequency
113. Part of a male connector
114. Radio Direction Finding (abbr.)
116. One orientation of polarization
121. Conductor size unit (abbr.)
123. Type of chart
125. A type of average (pl.)
126. Illumination device
128. Ham-ese for Young Lady
129. Nordic Mobile Telephone
130. Stock symbol for Skyworks Solutions
131. Radio Direction Finding (abbr.)
1. * Ham's code for "Is my transmission being interfered with?"
2. Chemical symbol for tin
3. Chemical symbol for mendelevium
4. Chemical symbol for beryllium
6. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
7. Large transmitting tube such klystron, magnetron
9. Imaging device (abbr.)
10. Switch position
11. 1.602E-19 Joules
12. Chemical symbol for xenon
13. Chemical symbol for thulium
14. Chemical symbol for rubidium
15. Anatech Electronics Inc., (abbr.)
17. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)
18. Programmable Logic Device (abbr.)
19. Chemical symbol for neodymium
20. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)
21. * Slang for transmitter and/or receiver
23. * U.S. Spectrum allocation agency
24. 10E-12 numerical prefix
25. It can follow an MS
26. 3 MHz to 30 MHz
28. Programmable logic device (abbr.)
31. Engineering Change Order (abbr.)
32. Chemical symbol for radium
33. Unit of length (abbr.)
34. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.
35. Device under test (abbr.)
37. Precision approach radar (abbr.)
38. * 2-element, 1/2 wavelength antenna fed at the center, a favorite of Amateurs
39. * Technician, General, and Amateur Extra are examples of this
40. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)
41. Government program to bring electricity to farms (abbr.)
43. * Type of unidirectional antenna often used by Hams
46. Greek letter used for resistance
48. Stock symbol for National Semiconductor
50. Finite Element Analysis (abbr.)
51. International Reply Coupon (abbr.)
52. Chemical symbol for argon
53. Aircraft tracking system (acronym)
54. Chemical symbol for palladium
55. Powers pneumatic devices
57. * Device attached to an antenna mast which rotates it so that the antenna can point in different directions
61. International phonetic alphabet letter "O"
64. * A no longer used Amateur radio license level
67. Miniature threaded RF connector
69. Slang for when a professor hints at an exam problem (abbr.)
71. Attenuator
73. Miniature RF connector (pl.)
75. Early computer display screen resolution (abbr.)
77. Chemical symbol for strontium
78. Chemical symbol for thallium
82. Conductor size unit (abbr.)
87. * ARRL's flagship magazine
89. Positive voltage lead color
90. Chemical symbol for chlorine
91. Wired Equivalent Privacy (abbr.)
92. Integrated Services Digital Network (abbr.)
94. The UK's largest defense electronics contractor (abbr.)
96. Unit of time (abbr.)
97. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
98. Type of flip-flop
99. Notch type filter (abbr.)
101. Special diode type that can be switched (abbr.)
103. Ultra High Voltage (abbr.)
105. Chemical symbol for thulium
106. Compound used as the frequency determining element in microwave oscillators
108. User Datagram Protocol
110. Finite-Element Model
111. 10E1 numerical prefix
112. Chemical symbol for thallium
113. Printed Wiring Board (abbr.)
115. Heatsink feature
117. One component of a complex number (abbr.)
118. Chemical symbol for tantalum
119. One port of an amplifier
120. Chemical symbol for cesium
121. Chemical symbol for aluminum
122. Below ELF
124. Electromagnetic (abbr.)
126. Chemical symbol for berkelium
127. Unit of time (abbr.)
128. Yard (abbr.)
See solution below

2020 Crossword Puzzle Archive

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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