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Electronics Theme Crossword Puzzle
March 19, 2023

This custom RF Cafe electronics-themed crossword puzzle for March 19th contains words and clues which pertain strictly to the subjects of electronics, mechanics, power distribution, engineering, science, physics, astronomy, chemistry, etc. If you do see names of people or places, they are directly related to the aforementioned areas of study. As always, you will find no references to numbnut movie stars or fashion designers. 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

Electronics Themed Crossword Puzzle for March 19th, 2023 - RF Cafe

1. Early instrument for measuring the positions of the heavenly bodies
9. Slang for transmitter and/or receiver
11. Half of the diameter (pl.)
17. Pointing device
18. Type of logic gate
20. Cosmological theory (3,4)
22. Army-Navy specification prefix
23. Adjust to meet a specification
25. One system's phonetic letter "z"
26. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)
28. Attenuator
29. Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (abbr.)
30. Computer monitor cable type (abbr.)
32. Cable television (abbr.)
34. Unit of frequency
37. Loose end of a cable
39. FCC's Universal Licensing System (abbr.)
41. Proportion of two numbers
42. Mathematical device defined as the collection of points whose coordinates satisfy a given relation
45. Ground fault interrupter (abbr.)
46. Morse Code for "from"
47. Official Space Shuttle designation (abbr.)
50. Exponent that returns the original number
51. Telex-Over-Radio (abbr.)
53. Upper frequency (abbr.)
54. Unit of conductance (pl.)
55. Another word for a directional radiating device (2 wds.)
56. Ability to store a charge
62. Administered
66. Sound frequency in the human hearing range (abbr.)
68. World's largest yearly convention of gadget and device manufacturers (abbr.)
69. Printed Wiring Board (abbr.)
71. Antenna (abbr.)
72. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)
73. Semiconductor lamp
75. Step-up type voltage regulator
76. Crystal surfaces
78. Global System for Mobile Communications (abbr.)
80. Elemental compound used for microwave frequency reference oscillators (abbr., pl.)
83. One state of matter
85. Small representative graphic
86. Mr. Piper's famous yellow airplane
88. The "E" in BER
91. Crystal filter type (abbr.)
92. Intermodulation (abbr.)
95. Display type
96. Instrument is used to measures atmospheric pressure
98. Chemical symbol for cadmium
99. Measured a waveform at regular intervals
103. Imaging device (abbr.)
104. International phonetic alphabet letter "A"
107. Unit of time (pl.)
108. Logarithmic unit of power (abbr.)
109. First American woman in space (2 wds.)
2. Type of component package (abbr.)
3. Unit of weight
4. Chemical symbol for ruthenium
5. International phonetic alphabet letter "O"
6. Have a positive phase wrt a reference
7. Very luminous
8. Moves from cell to cell
10. Internet protocol (abbr.)
11. Feature in some waveguides used to increase operational bandwidth
12. Chemical symbol for silver
13. Decibels above or below a dipole antenna (abbr.)
14. ________ _____ - Degrees of separation between two lines meeting at a common vertex (2 wds., abbr.)
15. Indium phosphide (abbr.)
16. Mathematical calculation of RF component string (a la my RF Cascade Workbook spreadsheet) (2 wds.)
18. Gun safety and education organization (abbr.)
19. A common RS-232 serial bus command (abbr.)
20. Digital transmission figure of merit (abbr.)
21. GaAs (2 wds.)
24. Electrically Alterable Read Only Memory
27. International Telecommunications Union
31. Be behind in phase
33. Family of ICs with a certain component density level (abbr.)
34. Ratio of output to input power, voltage, current, light, etc.
35. IC socket type for easy insertion & removal (abbr.)
36. Circuit path with very high or infinite impedance
38. Type of secondary radar system (abbr.)
40. Type of motor that moves in increments rather than continuous rotation
43. Automatic network analyzer (abbr.)
44. Gluing together
48. Type of component package (abbr.)
49. CBer exclamation of emphasis
51. Test equipment (abbr.)
52. Chemical symbol for radon
57. Type of current flow (abbr.)
58. Chemical symbol for arsenic
59. Apple's popular media playing device
60. Base of the binary number system
61. Soak up RF energy
63. Chart types
64. Chemical symbol for lanthanum
65. European Telecommunications Standards Institute (abbr.)
67. Semiconductor device type (abbr.)
70. Yttrium Aluminum Garnet
74. U.S. military organization (abbr.)
77. CB slang for police speed radar
79. Wire diameter unit (abbr.)
81. The "R" in DRC in substrate layout
82. In physics, what is it that is required to causes a change in the motion of a body
84. Effect (named after its discoverer) that is the variation in the width of the base in a BJT due to a variation in the applied base-to-collector
87. Digital pattern coding type (abbr.)
89. Radio Amateurs of Canada (abbr.)
90. Unit of length equal to 5.5 yards
91. Impenetrable physical barrier
93. milliampere-hour (abbr.)
94. Intel 8086 or Motorola 6800 (abbr.)
97. Type of distribution, squared
100. Chemical symbol for molybdenum
101. Chemical symbol for lawrencium
102. Chemical symbol for antimony
105. Chemical symbol for praseodymium
106. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)

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2023 Crosswords Archive

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