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Electronics Themed Crossword Puzzle
December 11th, 2022

This is your custom made Electronics Themed crossword puzzle for December 11th, 2022. All RF Cafe crossword puzzles are custom made by me, Kirt Blattenberger, and have only words and clues related to electronics, electricity, radio, radar, 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

Electronics Theme Crossword Puzzle for December 11th, 2022 - RF Cafe

1. Parallelogram in which all sides are equal
6. RF power tapping device
11. Image file format name extension
12. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)
13. Stock symbol for Microsoft
16. Schema for computer or device presentation to the operator (abbr.)
17. 3 GHz to 30 GHz
19. Chemical symbol for silver
20. U.S. military organization (abbr.)
21. Threaded fastener
22. BER, 8 bits at a time
24. Type of logic gate
25. Base of the decimal number system
27. Galilean moon
29. One system's phonetic letter "z"
31. Things in a bill of material
32. Web's most popular radio frequency engineering site (2 ltrs. + 1 wd.)
35. International phonetic alphabet letter "O"
37. Chemical symbol for cobalt
38. Phase of matter between liquid and solid (pl.)
40. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)
41. Chemical symbol for scandium
43. Keyboard key
45. Charged particle
47. Small unit of capacitance (abbr.)
48. Electromagnetic (abbr.)
49. Coordinated Universal Time (abbr.)
50. BlackBerry or Palm for example (abbr.)
51. Chemical symbol for thallium
52. Chemical symbol for thallium
53. Type of amplifier, slang (pl.)
58. Chemical symbol for tantalum
60. Diac that can be turned back off
62. Miscalculations
63. Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (abbr.)
64. Push to Talk (abbr.)
65. Chemical symbol for erbium
66. Indium phosphide (abbr.)
67. PC follower
69. High-speed logic family
71. Material testing organization (abbr.)
73. Unit of energy
74. Type of flip flop
76. A common battery cell size
78. Type of component package (abbr.)
79. Type of spread spectrum that does not use frequency hopping (abbr.)
80. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.
81. Be behind in phase
82. Phase of matter between liquid and solid
83. A famous LEO satellite constellation (originally to be 77 satellites)
1. Slang for transmitter and/or receiver
2. 3 MHz to 30 MHz
3. Mars has two of these
4. Digital pattern coding type (abbr.)
5. Miniature RF connector
6. Logic gate output configuration (abbr.)
7. Archaic abbreviation for picowatt
8. Prefix meaning "to squeeze"
9. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
10. Greek letter
11. Chemical symbol for gallium
14. Small DIP package (abbr., pl.)
15. Create a power supply output w/o a ground reference
18. Chemical symbol for francium
20. Extract information from a carrier signal
23. Causing a circuit to 'ring' at its natural frequency
25. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)
26. Ham's code for "Are you busy?"
28. Method of self-detection and self-fixing transmission of digital data (abbr.)
30. Cellphone band just below PCS
31. Mate a plug to a jack
33. A number which divides another number without remainder
34. Electronic component for passing certain frequencies and blocking others
36. Angle having more than 180 degrees but less than 360
38. Type of programmable device (abbr.)
39. Halves of DIP's
42. Centimeter (abbr.)
44. Radio signals from the cosmos (abbr.)
46. Opposite of I.D.
47. Unit of length (abbr.)
52. End of soldering iron
54. Base 16 number system (abbr.)
55. Cambridge University _____, technical book publisher
56. Computer I/O interfaces; i.e., USB, serial, parallel
57. Readability, Signal, and Tone (QoS report type)
59. Unit of current
61. Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (abbr.)
63. Sent a telegram
67. A common battery cell size
68. Transformer interwinding connection
70. Stock symbol for Lockheed Martin
71. Type of data conversion device (abbr.)
72. Degree of IC sophistication (abbr.)
73. Electromagnetic interference (abbr.)
74. Intentionally block communications signals
75. Mass unit (abbr.)
77. Chemical symbol for aluminum
81. Chemical symbol for lutetium

See solution below


2022 Crosswords Archive

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