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I'm Michael KK4IOH,


The link address for my personal ham site and blog is:https://sites.google.com/site/kk4ioh/

Check out my blog for the occasional post about my involvement in many local aspects of Amatuer Radio.



And the story goes like this:

It all started long ago even though I was licensed in April 2012.

I have always had the bug. As a youngster I carried a transistor radio around. In my early teens I was lucky to have been able to occasionally follow the engineer of a local AM station around. Doc Graves was his name and he was a brilliant engineer. At 15 I started working part time weekends at an FM station and my Radio Career began. I worked at several stations and left radio in my mid 20's after being Operations Manager at a station here in the Memphis area.

I enjoyed DX'ing TV/FM and operating 11m as a kid. I had a 3el beam, Antron 99, Channel Master 5094 Scanner Antenna, and a RS VU-210 for FM & TV DX. I wasn't a typical teenager that is for sure.There were maybe 5 licensed Hams in my hometown and no repeaters nearby so I got a late start.

In the spring of 2012 I was having a Gyro on the patio of a resturaunt and met a ham. The conversation we had led me to studying and taking the tech test. I went to a local hamfest in April and got my ticket. I don't know the guys name or call sign but I sure wish I did so I could thank him.



My station consists of:


TS-2000 and a Heil MM-5 Mic.

Ameritron AL-811H

MFJ-986 Tuner

2 - TYT-TH9000 for 220. (1 for mobile)

2 - Icom ID-5100s (1 for mobile)

2- Icom ID-880H's,

Both an ID-51, and IC-92AD for D-star.

Kenwood F6A (My favorite analog HT)

CS700 for DMR


I have 4 different rigs for 33cm including 2 moto's and 2 Kenwood TK-981's. (Ebay is a problem)

2 - DV4Mini's (one for the backpack and one for home)

DVMega (operating as a D-Star and DMR hotspot)

Yaseu FT-1500 for APRS I-Gate - KK4IOH-1

Signalink USB and JAD link 2 sound card interfaces.

I have emergency power from 2 Datasafe HX500 lead acid batteries. (they are giants at 110lbs each)


While operating mobile

ID-5100 or a  FT-8900r, Kenwood TK-981 (900mhz), TYT-TH-9000 for 220mhz while mobile.

I use a Tiny Track 4 APRS.

Yaseu FT 857D with Hamsticks for HF


I use 2 discone antennas in the attic at about 30 ft for VHF/UHF, Diamond X50, and attic and balcony dipoles for 10m,20, and 40m , Yagis for 70cm, and 900mhz ,and 220mhz.

I have challenges with my antenna setup due to living in a condo but I am glad that what I have is working well for me.


I maintance an Echolink/Allstar node to the WB4KOG 145.450 repeater in Downtown Memphis. AllStar node 41613 / KK4IOH-R node #914245


I am working to deploy several All Star nodes in the area at this time. my node number is 41420.


I am active on D-Star and DMR and our local repeaters Ref067, WB4KOG C and B. and occasionally W4LET B

If you are interested in D-Star, DMR, or Digital communication come to one of our meetings.


I am interested in many aspects of Amateur Radio including:

Digital modes (PSK and JT65)

Net Control (I have been netcontrol for several nets and currently a backup for the Delta Club Net)

All Star (especially the UK HUB node # 27066)


Contesting & Field Day







Below is our first Hamwan Cell site located in Midtown Memphis proving the Ham Community High Speed Data via 5.9 GHZ. We now operate 4 Cell sites in the area with VOIP, Weather Cameras, Streaming Audio, and more on the network.

Learn more and get involved at http://memhamwan.org/

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Teaching D-star and Echolink to newly licensed Hams at a Delta Club Tech Class.


Operating Winter Field day with Olive Branch Amateur Club.















220 is very active in the Mid-South Area. See all the Secret Service Agents. Nets on 224.780 is Mon at 20:30. In the past I have been a Net Control for the Secret Service Net. I currently remanin a backup for the Delta Club Information Net at 8pm Nightly on the W4BS 146.82 (107.2) repeater.


I am currently serving as Vice President of Delta Amateur Radio Club. I am also on the Board of Directors of the Tri-State Repeater Assn, HamWAN Memphis Metro, and Memphis Digital Amateur Club.

I am also a member of ARRL,A R E S,SERA, and the Olive Branch Amateur Radio Club and previously a member of Mid-South Amateur Radio Association


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United States Counties Award#782
Granted: 2016-07-19 16:15:02   (KK4IOH)

  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#11752
Granted: 2016-05-17 12:10:02   (KK4IOH)

  • Mixed Digital
World Continents Award#608
Granted: 2015-01-16 19:21:24   (KK4IOH)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
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