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RF & Microwave This Week in the News Engineering Crossword Puzzle
October 9, 2016

This engineering crossword puzzle contains words and clues related to topics that appeared in the past week's technical headline news (clues with an asterisk* after them). If you paid attention to the items in the upper left-hand column on the RF Cafe homepage, you'll have a bit of an easier time with the answers. Enjoy!

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

RF & Microwave This Week in the News Engineering Crossword Puzzle - RF Cafe

2. This represents a €113.B opportunity for EU countries (1 number + 1 letter, spelled out)*
6. iPhone copies this company's 'exploding phones'*
11. Telex-Over-Radio (abbr.)
13. Greek letter
14. Electromagnetic (abbr.)
15. Discoverer of Jupiter's moons
19. Start frequency (abbr.)
20. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)
23. The computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey
24. 30 GHz to 300 GHz
26. Automated Test Equipment (abbr.)
28. This company announced a 3,000 person layoff in Sweden*
30. Straight line emanating from a point source
33. Uses a DMM, o-scope, ruler, etc.
35. Digital Signal Processor (abbr.)
36. Susan _____, "Microwave Journal" magazine editor (c2014)
38. Ham's code for "Net is Free (not controlled)."
40. Spurious RF products created by metal joints (abbr., pl.)
41. IC
43. World's largest yearly convention of gadget and device manufacturers (abbr.)
45. Positive voltage lead color
47. Ham's code for "Is my transmission being interfered with?"
48. Discipline for aircraft navigation in low visibility environments (abbr.)
49. Type of data storage IC (abbr.)
51. This country lags behind London in 102 Across coverage (abbr.)*
53. Army-Navy specification prefix (abbr.)
54. Front end of a rocket
56. Very large unit of apparent power (abbr.)
57. Display type
58. Computer Assisted Design and Development
59. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)
61. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)
62. An ellipse has two of them
64. Precision landing system (abbr.)
65. Maximum Usable Frequency
67. Unit of current
68. Unit of atmospheric pressure (abbr.)
69. This organization just ratified the P802.3bz Ethernet standard (abbr.)*
71. Imperfection in a crystal lattice
72. Network file transfer protocol (abbr.)
75. Vector Offset Frequency Shift Keying
78. Gallium nitride chemical symbol
80. First edition of a book, white paper, app note, etc.
84. Design for Manufacturability (abbr.)
85. Method applied to electrical component specifications to account for temperature extremities
88. Angular speed unit
89. Degree of IC sophistication (abbr.)
91. Greek letter
92. Electronics components & batteries supplier based in Japan
93. Chemical symbol for gadolinium
95. James _______ discovered the aberration of light
97. Local Oscillator (abbr.)
98. File name extension for an ASCII file
100. Mr. Piper's famous yellow airplane
101. Administered
102. 51 Across lags behind London in this (1 number + 1 letter, spelled out)*
1. Circuit configuration w/feedback (2 wds.)
3. Things in a bill of material
4. Volt-ohmmeter (abbr.)
5. Chemical symbol for erbium
7. Chemical symbol for strontium
8. 300 MHz to 3 GHz
9. Front end of a rocket (pl.)
10. Employees at this company threw a 'hissyfit' over the acquisition of LinkedIn*
12. Chemical symbol for silicon
15. Gallium nitride chemical symbol
16. Chemical symbol for aluminum
17. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
18. Unit of resistance
21. Type of logic gate (pl.)
22. Input intercept point (abbr.)
23. Chemical symbol for holmium
25. Chemical symbol for iron
26. Automatic repeat request used in AMTOR (abbr.)
27. Base of the decimal number system
29. Circuit theorem stating that the effects of multiple individual sources may be summed to yield overall response
30. Chemical symbol for radium
31. The unit of electrical current
32. Chemical symbol for ytterbium
34. Rms current times rms voltage (2 wds.)
36. Type of flip-flop
37. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)
39. This company's early personal computer has been on the job for 25 years*
42. La Place, Z-, or Fourier
43. "Calling any amateur radio station"
44. Type of component package (abbr.)
46. Does a total memory transfer
48. This country's spectrum auction was due to end in a week
50. Rádio Nacional de Angola (abbr.)
52. Large unit of apparent power (abbr.)
53. Logic family
55. Miniature RF connector
58. The ARRL is gauging the impact of a revised Distracted Driving Law in this state*
60. Lowest operational frequency of a waveguide
63. Inventor of the teleprompter (2 wds.)
65. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)
66. Type of modulation (abbr.)
70. 1.602E-19 Joules
71. Type of modulation (abbr.)
73. Total radiated power (abbr.)
74. Spurious RF products created by metal joints (abbr.)
76. Opposite of I.D.
77. Decimeter (abbr.)
78. Image file format name extension
79. Type of logic gate
81. Indium Gallium Phosphor semiconductor (abbr.)
82. Modulation type (abbr.)
83. Lower sideband (abbr.)
85. 24 hours
86. Chemical symbol for europium
87. Graphics workshop software
90. Infrared (abbr.)
91. Test equipment (abbr.)
94. Digital Signal Processor (abbr.)
96. Decimeter (abbr.)
97. Cable termination type
99. Chemical symbol for chlorine
100. Chemical symbol for chromium

See solution below


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