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Electronics Theme Crossword Puzzle
August 27th, 2023

This custom RF Cafe electronics-themed crossword puzzle for August 27th contains words and clues which pertain exclusively to the subjects of electronics, science, physics, mechanics, engineering, power distribution, astronomy, chemistry, etc. If you do see names of people or places, they are intimately 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 August 27th, 2023 - RF Cafe

ACROSS DOWN
1. Small DIP package (abbr., pl.)
5. Applied too large of a signal
11. Turn on a repeater by transmitting on its input freq (2 wds.)
15. Unit of time (abbr.)
16. Smartphone display (abbr., pl.)
17. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
18. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)
19. Slang for transmitter and/or receiver (pl.)
20. Chemical symbol for polonium
21. Chemical symbol for bismuth
22. 1E6 nanoseconds
24. Used logic gates
25. Opposite of a LO
26. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)
28. Angular speed unit
30. Intermodulation (abbr.)
31. S12 or S21 (abbr.)
32. Lubricant
33. Chemical symbol for rubidium
35. Chemical symbol for selenium
36. Factor of ten
37. Chemical symbol for neptunium
38. One port of an amplifier
39. Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor
41. Adds two or more inputs
44. Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (abbr.)
46. Logic family
47. ECM response
49. Having a single polarity
52. European Telecommunications Standards Institute (abbr.)
53. Filter type with high rate of out-of-band attenuation (aka 'elliptic')
54. European equivalent to the U.L.
55. The LM741 was the first
56. ECM response
59. Rubber or plastic donut-shaped insert for protecting pass-through wires (pl.)
60. Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line (abbr.)
63. Effective frontal area presented to a microwave interrogation system (abbr.)
64. Mechanical engineering organization (abbr.)
66. Halves of DIP's
69. Using Earth's natural satellite as a passive reflector to establish a signal path (abbr.)
70. Opposite of I.D.
71. Home state of Los Alamos lab (abbr.)
72. Use the wheel on a mouse
75. Chemical symbol for antimony
77. Chemical symbol for radon
78. U.S. military organization (abbr.)
79. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)
81. Min-to-max voltage of a waveform (abbr.)
82. The "B" in BER
84. Chemical symbol for ytterbium
85. Chemical symbol for lanthanum
86. Application Specific Integrated Circuit (abbr.)
87. Upper frequency (abbr.)
88. Chemical symbol for iron
89. Chemical symbol for neodymium
91. Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (abbr.)
93. Switch position
94. Modern battlefield technique (abbr.)
96. The Brits call it a valve
98. Chemical symbol for magnesium
99. 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
100. Operational ranges of frequencies
101. A type of capacitance or inductance
1. Radio receiver scheme which mixes a second frequency (LO) with the incoming radio signals
2. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)
3. Abruptly limit amplitude of a signal (pl.)
4. Chemical symbol for scandium
5. Its chemical symbol is Os
6. Chemical symbol for europium
7. _____&Schwarz
8. Part of CAD
9. Type of current
10. Bores a hole
11. Mass unit (abbr.)
12. Sporadic E-layer ionospheric propagation (hyph.)
13. One type of electron spin
14. Capacity for doing work by virtue of position (2 wds.)
21. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)
23. Type of component package (abbr.)
25. Opposite of a LO
27. Chemical symbol for chlorine
29. Akin to EEs, CEs, AEs, etc. (abbr., pl.)
32. Exponent that returns the original number
34. Largest broadcaster in the UK (abbr.)
38. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr., pl.)
40. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)
42. Balun with both ports unbalanced (pl.)
43. Sudden, short-lived increase in voltage or current
44. Type of vector product
45. Voltage limiter
46. PC follower
48. Wire diameter unit (abbr.)
50. Modulation technique (abbr.)
51. Original Equipment Manufacturer (abbr.)
52. Governmental agency that monitors pollution (abbr.)
57. Imaging device (abbr.)
58. Chemical symbol for cesium
61. Morse Code for "from"
62. Specialized mobile radio (abbr.)
64. Stock symbol for Advanced Micro Devices
65. Powerful mathematics software used by engineers
67. Opposites of outputs
68. Half of DSB
71. "Peace Prize" endowment creator, who made his fortune on the discovery of dynamite
73. 4 GHz to 8 GHz
74. Tied a bundle of wires together
76. Bipolar Field-Effect Transistor
78. Chemical symbol for dysprosium
80. ________ _____ - Degrees of separation between two lines meeting at a common vertex (2 wds., abbr.)
81. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)
83. Test equipment (abbr.)
90. 10E1 numerical prefix
92. Chemical symbol for dysprosium
93. Switch position
95. Weight (abbr.)
97. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)
98. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)

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