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RF Cafe Engineering & Technical Headlines Crossword Puzzle
August 18, 2019

This RF Cafe Engineering & Technical Headlines Crossword Puzzle contains at least 10 words from headlines posted on the homepage during the week of August 12 through August 16, 2019 (marked with an asterisk*). These custom-made engineering and science-themed crossword puzzles are done weekly for the brain-exercising benefit and pleasure of RF Cafe visitors who are fellow cruciverbalists. Every word and clue - without exception - in these RF Cafe puzzles has been personally entered into a very large database that encompasses engineering, science, physical, astronomy, mathematics, chemistry, etc. Let me know if you would like a custom crossword puzzle built for your company, school, club, etc. (no charge).

cruciverbalist: [noun]  cruci- ("cross") +‎ verbal ("words") +‎ -ist ("agent, person") -- A person who constructs or works crosswords.

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

Engineering & Technology Headlines Crossword Puzzle August 18, 2019 - RF Cafe

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1. FCC Authorizes 4th Wave of Rural _________ Funding*

7. Microsoft and Amazon Fight for Huge ________ Cloud Computing Contract*

11. Forms into a specific shape

14. Chemical symbol for strontium

15. Chemical symbol for chlorine

16. Chemical symbol for erbium

17. Type of data conversion device (abbr., pl.)

19. A common battery cell size

21. Chemical symbol for cesium

23. ECM response

24. ___ Fines North Carolina Man for Unauthorized Transmissions*

27. Chemical symbol for antimony

28. Sound frequency in the human hearing range (abbr.)

29. Tool for holding parts while working on them

31. Unit of length (abbr.)

33. Electrical safety organization (abbr.)

35. Type of logic gate (pl.)

37. Antenna (abbr.)

38. Complex Instruction Set Computer

40. Slang for helicopter

41. Digital Signal Processor (abbr.)

43. Nordic Mobile Telephone

46. Chemical symbol for scandium

47. Start frequency (abbr.)

48. Unit of length (abbr.)

50. A measure of receiver quality (abbr.)

51. 3-phase transformer configuration

53. Unit of frequency

54. Constellation : The lion

56. Form of energy arising from the kinetic energy of atoms and molecules

57. Chemical symbol for aluminum

58. Chemical symbol for molybdenum

60. Word used in describing 2-D and 3-D object dimensions; i.e., 10 mm __ 25 mm

61. A compiler directive

62. Read-only (abbr.)

63. Chemical symbol for palladium

65. A BPF specification (abbr.)

66. Ham's code for "Is my transmission being interferred with?"

67. Graphics file extension

68. Type of distribution, squared

69. Chemical symbol for erbium

70. Schoolchildren in China Work Overnight to Produce Amazon ______*

71. Chemical symbol for cadmium

73. 10E-12 numerical prefix

75. MS Exposes Russian Cyberattacks on ______, Printers, Video Decoders*

76. One component of a complex number (abbr.)

78. Modulation type (abbr.)

79. Network Slicing Is 5G Differentiator ______ Crave*

82. Prefix meaning "water"

84. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)

86. Drinking ______ Close to Bedtime Does NOT Stop You from Sleeping*

88. 1e-6 mA

89. Cellphone band directly above DCS

90. Original Equipment Manufacturer (abbr.)

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

94. Chemical symbol for bismuth

95. Network department (abbr.)

96. Chemical symbol for terbium

97. Application Specific Integrated Circuit (abbr.)

98. Chemical symbol for radon

100. Opposite of I.D.

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

104. Impenetrable physical barrier

107. Gun safety and education organization (abbr.)

109. Ultra High Voltage (abbr.)

111. Type of logic gate

113. Chemical symbol for zinc

114. __ +125 Across, this website's title

116. Chemical symbol for francium

117. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

119. Ham abbreviation indicating contacts with all major land masses

121. Computer monitor cable type (abbr.)

123. 2/3 of a triac

125. 114 Across + ______, this website's title

127. Bands between RF and baseband

128. Ham's code for "Entire net stand by."

130. Chemical symbol for neon

131. Chemical symbol for iron

132. Time Division Multiple Access

134. Chemical symbol for argon

135. Chemical symbol for tantalum

137. High Data Rate

139. Small DIP package (abbr.)

141. Network department (abbr.)

143. Chemical symbol for calcium

144. Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line (abbr.)

146. Chemical symbol for manganese

148. Chemical symbol for thallium

150. Chemical symbol for lawrencium

151. Name the English scientist who first performed the famous double slit experiment and also played a major role in deciphering the Rosetta Stone

152. What atoms did in a particle accelerator

153. AEHF-5 Protected Communications _________ Now in Transfer Orbit*

1. Intertwines strands of fine wire

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

3. Circuit for maintaining constant voltage (abbr.)

4. Chemical symbol for beryllium

5. Automatic repeat request used in AMTOR (abbr.)

6. Separates the plates of a capacitor

7. Contraption; _______ screw, e.g., 4-40, 6-32, etc.

8. Type of secondary radar system (abbr.)

9. Chemical symbol for radium

10. 36 in. (abbr., pl.)

11. 1E6 nanoseconds

12. Upward force generated by an airfoil

13. CB slang for a passenger (2 wds., pl.)

18. Unlicensed FCC Part 95 realm for personal and business radio use (abbr.)

20. Chemical symbol for arsenic

22. "Texting" (abbr.)

25. Indication of quality of received message

26. Chemical symbol for chromium

28. Circuit that reduces interference (abbr.)

30. Electronic warfare defense (abbr.)

32. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

33. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

34. Chemical symbol for neodymium

36. Chemical symbol for tin

39. Intermodulation distortion (abbr.)

42. Shortwave listener (abbr.)

44. Chemical symbol for magnesium

45. Amplifier linearity specification (abbr.)

46. Chemical symbol for selenium

47. Used to remove oxidation during soldering

49. Test equipment (abbr.)

52. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

54. Name of the first series in the spectrum of hydrogen

55. Stock symbol for Dell Computer

56. Amateur radio operators

57. Ticker symbol for Analog Devices

59. O2: ______'s 5G Spectrum Plans Unfairly Favour Three UK*

60. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)

63. Breakthrough _______ Prize Criticized for Rewarding 'Failed Ideas'*

64. Broadband Signal Intrusion (abbr.)

66. Ham's code for "Does my frequency vary?"

67. Strong, lightweight wood

69. Type of reconfigurable memory (abbr.)

72. Direct Memory Access (abbr.)

73. Printed Wiring Board (abbr.)

74. Chemical symbol for calcium

76. World Boy Scout Jamboree Ham _____ Balloon Crosses Atlantic*

77. Equalizer (abbr.)

79. When __________ Makes Life Harder*

80. Constellation : The scales

81. Exponent that returns the original number

83. Coordinated Universal Time (abbr.)

85. That which has mass and occupies space (pl.)

86. Wireless phone region

87. European Telecommunications Standards Institute (abbr.)

89. Type of chart

91. Adjacent Channel Power Ratio (abbr.)

93. Army-Navy specification prefix

99. Code for a type of electrical wire insulation (abbr.)

101. Ham abbreviation for "distant station"

102. Unit of energy

103. _______ to Grudgingly Offer Search Engine Choice in Europe*

105. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)

106. Notch type filter (abbr.)

108. Type of flip-flop

110. Unit of apparent power (abbr.)

112. Used logic gates

115. Semiconductor device type (abbr.)

116. Connector gender

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

120. "Calling any amateur radio station"

122. Bandwidth (abbr.)

124. European equivalent to the U.L.

125. Chemical symbol for californium

126. Anatech Electronics Inc., (abbr.)

127. International Amateur Radio Union (abbr.)

129. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

133. Type of current

135. Time delay (abbr.)

136. File name extension for an ASCII file

138. Radio frequency interference (abbr.)

140. Stock symbol for Lockheed Martin

142. Logic family (abbr.)

144. Chemical symbol for silver

145. Local Oscillator (abbr.)

147. Chemical symbol for neon

149. Chemical symbol for lithium

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