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RF Cafe Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
February 5, 2017

For the sake of avid cruciverbalists amongst us, each week I create a new crossword puzzle that has a theme related to engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and other technical words. You will never be asked the name of a movie star unless he/she was involved in a technical endeavor (e.g., Hedy Lamarr). Clues in this week's puzzle with an asterisk (*) are pulled from this past week's (1/30 - 2/5) "High Tech News" column on the RF Cafe homepage. Enjoy!


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

RF Cafe Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines February 5, 2017 - RF Cafe

ACROSS DOWN
1. Digital data error checks

7. He developed an alphabet composed of dots and dashes

9. Maintains a voltage for sampling

12. Coordinated Universal Time (abbr.)

13. Scheme to maintain proper frequency (abbr.)

16. Small unit of capacitance (abbr.)

18. Miniaturization, ___ Fuel Electronics Adhesive Growth *

20. _______ Reveals Cause of Galaxy Note7 Battery Fires, Explosions *

24. 1/000 of an inch

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

27. Satellite TV system

28. Unit of length equal to 5.5 yards

29. Cooling device

31. Infrared (abbr.)

32. Chemical symbol for gadolinium

34. Filter type with high rate of out-of-band attenuation (aka 'elliptic')

36. _____ Joins China Mobile 5G Innovation Center *

38. Recording onto magnetic media

41. Time division duplex (abbr.)

42. Ham abbreviation for transceiver

43. Chemical symbol for erbium

44. Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (abbr.)

46. Restrain voltage input

48. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)

49. Total radiated power (abbr.)

50. Logical negation operator

51. Ham abbreviation for "distant station"

53. Shuttle Amateur Radio EXperiment

56. Radio navigation system (abbr.)

59. Network department (abbr.)

61. Line of Sight (abbr.)

62. Akin to EEs, CEs, AEs, etc. (abbr., pl.)

64. Silicon transistor type (abbr.)

65. A common battery cell size

66. Chemical symbol for nobelium

67. Type of component package (abbr.)

68. Components

70. Network department (abbr.)

71. Unit of length (abbr.)

72. A keyboard key

74. Negative temperature coefficient (abbr.)

75. Electromagnetic interference (abbr.)

77. Hit a component with an electrostatic discharge

78. The "S" in CES, the world's largest yearly convention of gadget and device manufacturers

80. Digital algebra

82. On-the-air meeting of hams at a set time, day and radio frequency (pl.)

83. Its chemical symbol is Fe

85. 1/000 of an inch

86. A "0" or a "1," for instance

88. Chemical symbol for beryllium

89. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)

92. Chemical symbol for beryllium oxide

93. Chemical symbol for gold

94. Type of antenna constructed from one or more winding(s) of wire or rods (pl.)

96. Scheduling graph types

98. Silicon Labs Buys IoT Startup ______ *

99. ______ Suits Hit Qualcomm Profits *

100. MS's server-side script engine for dynamically-generated web pages (abbr.)

101. International Microwave Symposium (abbr.)

1. Type of computer display (abbr.)

2. High-speed circuit-switched data (abbr.)

3. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors

4. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

5. Chemical symbol for molybdenum

6. Below ELF

8. One port of an amplifier

10. Design for Manufacturability (abbr.)

11. Constellation: The scales

13. Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (abbr.)

14. Start frequency (abbr.)

15. Chemically reacted to harden

17. Network device that takes commands from another similar device

19. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

21. File name extension for an ASCII file

22. Type of logic gate

23. Chemical symbol for gadolinium

25. Discipline for aircraft navigation in low visibility environments (abbr.)

26. Eight bits

30. Logical gate type (pl.)

32. Part of a gyroscope that facilitates free movement of the reference sphere (pl.)

33. The system than converts common website names to IP addresses (abbr.)

35. User Datagram Protocol

36. Ham's code for "Is my transmission being interfered with?"

37. Substance that removes electrons from another reactant

39. Attenuator (pl.)

40. Bill _____ Set to Become World's 1st Trillionaire *

42. Largest moon of Saturn

45. Ham abbreviation for transceiver

46. Sample group

47. Stock symbol for Texas Instruments

52. Referring to a right triangle, the trigonometric function equal to the ratio between the side opposite a given angle, and the hypotenuse, pl.

54. Type of memory

55. BER, 8 bits at a time

57. Printer output resolution unit (abbr.)

58. Causes a voltage or current waveform to gradually die out

60. _______, Hit by Financial Scandal, to Spin off Flash Business *

62. _____ Completes Acquisition of AppliedMicro *

63. Alloy of iron and low percentages of carbon, manganese, chromium, etc.

65. Connecticut Radio Amateur Endows ARRL Collegiate _______ Radio Initiative *

68. Permeability-tuned oscillator (abbr.)

69. Miniature threaded RF connector

73. Material used in the center of an inductor coil

74. Chemical symbol for niobium

76. Mates a plug to a jack

77. 6th Greek letter

79. Write-Once (abbr.)

81. Chemical symbol for lithium

82. 1e-6 mA

84. A common lamp tube gas

87. Electronic assembly transport container

90. Greek letter

91. Automatic Packet Position Reporting System (abbr.)

92. Light ray

94. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

95. Half of a DIP

96. Computer monitor resolution measure (abbr.)

97. Chemical symbol for tin


See solution below

 

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