Bill works as an RF/Wireless Application Engineer for Tektronix at our Dallas Measurement Business Division Sales office in Plano, Texas. My main hobby is Amateur Radio (call sign N5BB or alternate sound).
Shortly after I was hired by Tektronix in 1987, I first visited the Mount Hood area to the east of Portland. Yes, that's me in the front of that majestic Oregon monument. Here is another view of a younger me. I support Tektronix customers in the Central US. The products I work with are mainly RF test instruments from Tektronix. Sometimes you get a nice rental car.
My house is near Irving Baylor Scott & White Healthcare Hospital, close to the intersection of Texas Hwy. 183 and MacArthur Blvd. in Irving, Texas. I live a few miles east of the south entrance to D/FW Airport.
My mother, Evelyn L. Byrom, passed away on December 21, 2008. My dad, John F. Byrom, passed away on April 17, 2003, after a long fight with ALS. Here is a photo of my parents John F. Byrom and Evelyn Byrom taken several years ago, before my dad developed ALS. My dad grew up in Gatesville, Texas, about 40 miles southwest of Waco. His parents were Claud & Lucy Byrom.
Amateur Radio friends Pete Jordahl K5GM (left) and Rick Herndon K5FNI (right) live in Austin TX.
I grew up in Austin and attended the University of Texas Electrical Engineering School from 1972-1976. I worked for a small company, Rhodes-Groos Laboratories, which closed in 1982. I then started a small company which closed in 1987. Tektronix then hired me and I moved from Austin to the Dallas area in 1987.