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Electronics Theme Crossword Puzzle
February 4, 2024

This custom RF Cafe electronics-themed crossword puzzle for February 4th contains only clues and terms associated with engineering, science, physical, astronomy, mathematics, chemistry, etc., which I have built up over more than two decades. Being the 4th day, words containing the letter "D" are marked with an asterisk (*). Many new words and company names have been added that had not even been added to the world's technical lexicon when I started in the year 2002. As always, this crossword contains no names of politicians, mountain ranges, exotic foods or plants, movie stars, or anything of the sort unless it/he/she is related to this puzzle's technology theme. You might, however, encounter the name of a movie star like Hedy Lamarr or a geographical location like Tunguska, Russia, for reasons which, if you don't already know, might surprise you.  The technically inclined cruciverbalists amongst us will appreciate the effort. A full list of all RF Cafe crosswords is at the page bottom. Enjoy!

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

Electronics Themed Crossword Puzzle for February 4, 2024 - RF Cafe

1. 10E-1 numerical prefix *
4. When the upper atmosphere acts like a waveguide *
9. Type of distribution, squared
11. 6.02x10E23 of anything (pl.)
15. Schematic label for voltage supply node
17. Read-only (abbr.)
18. Chemical symbol for europium
19. Artech _____, technical book publisher
21. Logarithmic unit of ratio *
23. Cable television (abbr.)
25. Intermodulation distortion (abbr.) *
28. Engineering Change Notice (abbr.)
29. Charged particle
30. Length times width
32. A type of average
34. Test equipment (abbr.)
35. Direct Digital Synthesis (abbr.) *
37. Electronically images a document
39. 36 inches *
41. Chemical symbol for praseodymium
42. Chemical symbol for thallium
43. Used logic gates *
45. Exponent that returns the original number
46. Direct Memory Access (abbr.) *
49. Government program to bring electricity to farms (abbr.)
50. Term indicating profitability of a company (abbr.)
51. Unit of length (abbr.)
52. Chemical symbol for tantalum
53. 10E1 numerical prefix *
54. Moves from cell to cell
56. Amateur Teleprinter Over Radio (abbr.)
59. Nearest and furthest points to the center of gravitational attraction for a body in orbit
61. Negation prefix
62. Weight (abbr.)
64. It can follow an MS *
65. Switch configuration (abbr.) *
67. Chemical symbol for radon
69. Chemical symbol for erbium
70. Extracted information from a carrier signal *
73. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)
74. Chemical symbol for europium
75. Unit of resistance (pl.)
77. Opposite of USB
78. Part of this website's title
79. Part of a male connector
80. 2/3 of a triac *
81. Troubleshooting software *
83. 5,280 feet (pl.)
86. Chemical symbol for argon
87. Chemical symbol for nickel
88. One type of electron spin
90. The UK's largest defense electronics contractor (abbr.)
91. Be behind in phase
93. U.S. military organization (abbr.) *
94. Permeability-tuned oscillator (abbr.)
95. Circuit path with very high or infinite impedance
97. Chemical symbol for chromium
98. 1.602E-19 Joules
99. Automatic Packet Position Reporting System (abbr.)
101. Causes a voltage or current waveform to gradually die out *
103. Slang for transmitter and/or receiver
104. Part of a FOR loop
105. Airfoil shapers
108. Halves of DIP's
110. Digital encoding of the transmission mode in the vertical sync portion of an SSTV image (abbr.)
111. Current-voltage phase mnemonic
113. Miniature RF connector
115. 10E1 numerical prefix *
116. Degrades or destroys performance *
118. Narrowband Advanced Mobile Phone System (abbr.)
120. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)
122. Chemical symbol for arsenic
123. FCC Part 15 rules apply in this band (abbr.)
124. A coherent monochrome light source
126. Display type *
127. Small motored tool for model drilling, grinding, shaping, etc. (pl.) *
128. Weatherproof cover for a radar antenna *
1. The "D" in CD (pl.) *
2. Centimeter (abbr.)
3. Its chemical symbol is I *
4. Type of current *
5. Study for a test just before taking it
6. Electronic assembly transport container
7. Chemical symbol for neon
8. Schema for computer or device presentation to the operator (abbr.)
9. Chemical symbol for cobalt
10. Color quality
12. Low altitude earth orbit
13. Engineering Change Notice (abbr.)
14. Chemical symbol for silicon
15. The "V" in VLF
16. Opposite of set
19. Constellation : The water snake *
20. Integrate data onto a carrier wave *
22. Stock symbol for Boeing
24. A gaseous substance that can be liquefied by pressure alone
26. Reliability measure
27. Receiver adjustment allowing slight off-frequency local oscillator to accommodate misaligned transmitter (2 wds.) *
31. Broadcast coverage region
33. The design component of total product cost (abbr.)
35. Vector multiplication that returns a scalar value (2 wds., pl.) *
36. Chemical symbol for selenium
38. Automatic network analyzer (abbr.)
40. Reduce the amount of response overshooting *
44. Adds an impurity to a semiconductor *
46. Impurity in a semiconductor that adds a mobile electron in the conduction band *
47. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)
48. Modulation type (abbr.)
50. Unit of length equal to 5.5 yards *
54. Type of memory
55. Shortwave listener (abbr.)
57. Amplifier linearity specification (abbr.) *
58. Min-to-max voltage of a waveform (abbr.)
60. Chemical symbol for strontium
61. Irradiated cosmic gas
63. Wrapped plastic insulation around an electrical joint *
65. Constellation : The dragon *
66. Morse Code for "from" *
68. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
70. 2 x SSB *
71. Design for Manufacturability (abbr.) *
72. Service of the ARRL that helps hams solve technical problems (abbr.)
73. Chemical symbol for bismuth
76. Chemical symbol for mendelevium *
77. Mr. de Forest's first name
80. Form/fit/function replacement (hyph.) *
81. Mr. Packard's (HP) first name *
82. Key feature in a high level overvoltage protection device (pl.)
84. Opposite of O.D. *
85. Local Oscillator (abbr.)
86. Unit of atmospheric pressure (abbr.)
87. Mr. Bohr's first name
89. Type of data storage IC (abbr.)
90. Digital transmission figure of merit (abbr.)
92. Vacuum tube element (pl.) *
94. Met all test requirements *
96. Chemical symbol for praseodymium
100. Junk e-mail
101. Thread cutting tools *
102. Ratio of a mechanical drawing
106. Light ray
107. Society of Civil and Structural Engineers (abbr.)
109. Type of component package (abbr.)
110. Video Graphics Array (abbr.)
112. Science of assuring operation amid dense EM background noise (abbr.)
114. Manufacturer of project boxes *
117. Chemical symbol for aluminum
119. Chemical symbol for palladium *
121. Chemical symbol for francium
123. Network department (abbr.)
125. Read-only (abbr.)

See solution below
2024 Crosswords Archive

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