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Antennas Theme Crossword Puzzle
January 8, 2023

This week's custom RF Cafe crossword puzzle contains many words and clues specific to antennas (marked with an asterisk*). All the other words and clues pertain strictly to the subjects of engineering, science, physics, astronomy, chemistry, etc. 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. You might, however, encounter the name of a movie star like Hedy Lamarr or a geographical location like Tunguska, Russia, for reasons which, if you don't already know, might surprise you.  The technically inclined cruciverbalists amongst us will appreciate the effort. Enjoy! Need more crossword RF Cafe puzzles? A list at the bottom of the page links to hundreds of them dating back to the year 2000. Enjoy.

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

Antennas Themed Crossword Puzzle for January 8, 2023 - RF Cafe

1. 2-element, 1/2 wavelength antenna fed at the center*

5. "Calling any amateur radio station"

7. Unit of length (abbr.)

9. Software device for tracking elapsed time (pl.)

13. Type of logic gate

14. Nuclear reaction that powers both the sun and a hydrogen bomb

15. Numerical basis for decibels (abbr.)

16. Exponent that returns the original number

19. Negative temperature coefficient (abbr.)

21. Network department (abbr.)

22. Temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (abbr.)

23. Filter type that blocks lower frequencies (abbr.)

26. Father of radio

29. French mathematician Siméon-Denis _______

32. Chemical symbol for tin

34. One state of matter

35. Time taken for one complete oscillation of a vibrating object

36. Type of digital filter (abbr.)

37. Unit of liquid measure (abbr.)

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

42. Unsupported span

46. Chemical symbol for gallium

47. Online auction site

48. Chemical symbol for aluminum

49. Chemical symbol for calcium

50. Chemical symbol for tantalum

51. Antenna radiated power measurement (abbr.)

52. Opposite of O.D.

53. Describes particles such as quarks, leptons, and gauge bosons

56. Unit of length (abbr.)

59. Modulation type (abbr.)

60. Output intercept point (abbr.)

63. Aluminum Gallium Arsenide

65. The UK's largest defense electronics contractor (abbr.)

67. Read-only (abbr.)

69. Type of broad bandwidth antenna with geometry similar to a dunce cap*

71. Halves of bytes

73. Abbreviation for peak voltage

74. Charged particles

75. Type of flip-flop

76. A feedback scheme to level out the receiver audio volume (abbr.)

79. Stock symbol for Harris Communications

80. It can follow an MS

82. ______ array antenna*

84. Unit of current

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

87. Unit of length (abbr.)

88. Mate to a TX

89. Impurity in a semiconductor

1. Basic PN junction component (pl.)

2. Switch position

3. ___ periodic antenna*

4. Chemical symbol for erbium

5. Chemical symbol for californium

6. Result of division

7. Type of single-element antenna*

8. Chemical symbol for manganese

9. Chemical symbol for thallium

10. Charged particle

11. Chemical symbol for magnesium

12. Mate to a pin

17. Permeability-tuned oscillator (abbr.)

18. Type of distribution, squared

20. Type of unidirectional antenna*

21. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr., pl.)

24. Greek letter

25. Feed type used on parabolic antennas*

27. Chemical symbol for radium

28. Chemical symbol for neptunium

30. Opposite of I.D.

31. Chemical symbol for silicon

33. Its chemical symbol is Nb


38. One of Dilbert's workmates

39. Trans European Trunked RAdio

41. Software drafting tool (abbr.)

42. Software engineering tool (abbr.)

43. Current-voltage phase mnemonic

44. Computer communication scheme (abbr.)

45. Straight line emanating from a point source

46. Image file format name extension

54. Small unit of resistance

55. ________ function, mathematically relates output to input

57. Type of antenna with circular, triangular, or rectangular cross-section*

58. Device for interfacing waveguide or coaxial cable with a reflector dish*

59. Brightest star in the Aquila constellation

61. One port of an amplifier

62. Peak Inverse Voltage

63. A common battery cell size

64. Chemical symbol for silicon

65. Early predecessor to an online forum (abbr.)

66. Chemical symbol for aluminum

68. Type of feed used in curved dish antennas*

70. Printer output resolution unit (abbr.)

72. Notch type filter (abbr.)

77. 30 MHz to 300 MHz

78. Using the moon as a passive reflector to establish a signal path; moonbounce (abbr.)

80. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)

81. Morse Code for "from"

82. Max or min voltage of a waveform (abbr.)

83. Ham abbreviation for "distant station"

84. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)

85. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)

See solution below
2023 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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