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Radio Theme Crossword Puzzle
July 4, 2021

This Radio Theme Crossword Puzzle for July 4th has a few words paying homage to what remains of the freedoms and promises of America, along with words and clues related to RF, microwave, and mm-wave engineering, optics, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and other technical subjects. As always, this crossword contains no names of politicians, mountain ranges, exotic foods or plants, movie stars, or anything of the sort unless it/he/she is related to this puzzle's technology theme (e.g., Reginald Denny or the Tunguska event in Siberia). The technically inclined cruciverbalists amongst us will appreciate the effort. Enjoy!


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

Radio Theme Crossword Puzzle for July 4th, 2021 - RF Cafe

ACROSS DOWN
1. PCB material

6. The 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is known as the 10 Down of ______

9. Largest broadcaster in the UK (abbr.)

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

14. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)

15. Chemical symbol for thallium

16. Mate to a TX

17. Einstein's paradoxical traveler

18. Infrared (abbr.)

20. Part of an optical cable bundle

25. x, y, or z on Cartesian coordinates

27. Chemical symbol for silicon

28. Chemical symbol for lawrencium

29. The system than converts common website names to IP addresses (abbr.)

31. Describes the action of cleaving a crystal plane

32. One type of electron spin

34. Number system which uses only the digits 0 to 7

36. 1E6 nanoseconds

39. Galilean moon

40. Chemical symbol for argon

41. Chemical symbol for arsenic

43. A freedom formerly guaranteed by the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

45. Radio ______ selection

46. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

47. Internet protocol (abbr.)

48. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

53. A freedom formerly guaranteed by the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (w/ for redress of grievances)

55. Abbreviation for peak voltage

57. The "E" in TEM

58. A common battery cell size

59. The dit-dah-dit sent at the end of a transmission (2 wds.)

60. Chemical symbol for bismuth

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

63. Its chemical symbol is K

67. Network department (abbr.)

69. The 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution originally guaranteed five _______s

73. Filter type that blocks frequencies below and above a specified band (abbr.)

74. Reflection where light arriving from a single direction is reflected in a single direction

76. Chemical symbol for tin

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

78. Type of component package (abbr.)

79. A digital counter input line to establish an initial value

81. A freedom formerly guaranteed by the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

85. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)

86. Network department (abbr.)

87. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

89. Type of current flow (abbr.)

90. Type of chart used to plot immittance

92. The Brits call it a valve

93. A common RS-232 serial bus command (abbr.)

95. End of transmission (abbr.)

97. Chemical symbol for berkelium

98. Chemical symbol for nobelium

99. Longitudinal shape-forming structural element

100. Added an overcurrent protection device

102. Chemical symbol for nickel

103. Swap ____, a Ham's flea market

105. Home state of Los Alamos lab (abbr.)

106. Chemical symbol for europium

107. Test equipment (abbr.)

108. Word used in describing 2-D and 3-D object dimensions; i.e., 10 mm __ 25 mm

110. Modulation technique that varies the width of pulses in a train (abbr.)

111. Memory type of yore

112. Type of screw (2 wds., pl.)

2. Electrical safety organization (abbr.)

3. Filter type (abbr.)

4. Powers pneumatic devices

5. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)

6. RF computer network

7. Stock symbol for Harris Communications

8. Mate to an RX

9. Bandwidth (abbr.)

10. The 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is known as the ____ of 6 Across

11. Carrier-to-noise ratio (abbr.)

12. Typically 300 Hz to 5 kHz audio frequency

17. Largest moon of Saturn

19. Chemical symbol for radon

21. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)

22. Illumination device

23. Radio signals from the cosmos (abbr.)

24. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)

26. International Amateur Radio Union (abbr.)

27. Chemical symbol for scandium

30. "Texting" (abbr.)

33. Write-Once (abbr.)

34. Typical bandwidth of a directional coupler

35. Chemical symbol for arsenic

37. Chemical symbol for selenium

38. Enter data using the keyboard

40. Soak up RF energy

42. Leading and trailing edge frequency variation of a CW pulse

44. High power density battery chemistry (abbr.)

48. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)

49. Akin to dynamics, with no movement

50. Color quality

51. Chemical symbol for iron

52. Network department (abbr.)

54. Type of logic gate

56. Chemical symbol for praseodymium

60. Data transmission pathway

61. Type of high frequency diode (abbr.)

63. A freedom formerly guaranteed by the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

64. Total radiated power (abbr.)

65. Chemical symbol for antimony

66. A freedom formerly guaranteed by the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

68. Hub of the solar system

69. Release control over

70. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors

71. 10E1 numerical prefix

72. The "M" in TEM

75. Ham radio organization (abbr.)

79. Display a radar target

80. Antenna radiated power measurement (abbr.)

82. Sample groups

83. Chemical symbol for gallium

84. Current-voltage phase mnemonic

85. Unit of length (abbr.)

87. Upper frequency (abbr.)

88. Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor

90. Term for asymmetry of a statistical distribution

91. Part of a FOR loop

92. Technical drawing structure

93. Chemical symbol for copper

94. Chemical symbol for selenium

96. Switch position

97. Graphics file extension

99. Miniature RF connector

100. Finite Element Analysis (abbr.)

101. Sound-pressure level derived using A-weighting

104. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

105. Greek letter used for frequency

107. Chemical symbol for thallium

109. Yard (abbr.)


See solution below

 

2021 Crosswords 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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