Bill Byrom

RF Application Engineer

Bill has 39 years of experience in the Electronic Test Equipment industry. He is an Extra class amateur radio operator (N5BB), and was first licensed 46 years ago. While a student at the University of Texas (Electrical Engineering) in Austin, he worked in an optical lab building research lasers. After college, he then worked 6 years as an engineer for Rhodes-Groos Laboratories in Austin designing custom test equipment and providing engineering support for an electronic test equipment calibration/repair lab. He was involved with the National Conference of Standards Laboratories and attended meetings in Boulder CO and Gaithersburg MD. His first industry programming experience was on a new Tektronix 4054 vector graphics computer in 1980, using BASIC and the newly introduced IEEE-488 standard. He then owned a small company for 5 years which performed depot repair of microprocessor-based boards and other electronic assemblies, sold and repaired early personal computers, and repaired electronic test equipment. For the past 29 years he has worked as an Application Engineer for Tektronix in Dallas, TX. Most of his experience over the past 20 years has been with RF test equipment at Military/Government customers. Bill officially works for Maxtek Tektronix Components Corporation, which is owned by the parent company of Tektronix and maintains our security clearances. He has supported customers working with radar signals for many years.