Frank Howell - K4FMH

Frank Howell is Professor Emeritus at Mississippi State University and Adjunct Professor at Emory University. He has been an SWL, BCB DXer, and antenna builder since he was 8 years old. At age 20, he led the construction of two radio stations; one, an FMer at Geogia College (WXGC) and the other a commercial AMer (WXLX) in Milledgeville, holding a Third Class FCC Commercial Broadcast License. He served as News Director at WXLX before attending graduate school and pursuing a career as a college professor, teaching at Texas Christian University, North Carolina State University, Mississippi State University and Emory University. Frank obtained his amateur radio license at 58 in 2010. Originally assigned KJ4QJZ, his call sign is K4FMH. Frank lives in Ridgeland, a northern suburb of Jackson, MS.

He is a Life Member of the ARRL and past-Assistant Director of the Delta Division and ARES Emergency Coordinator in Starkville MS. Frank has been Vice President of the Central Mississippi Amateur Radio Association in Brandon and President of the Magnolia Amateur Radio Club in Starkville. Recently, Frank launched the Magnolia Intertie Inc. non-profit organization and is the Trustee of the KG5FCI call sign for that group of repeaters.

Frank has been co-host of the QSO Radio Show on WTWW with Ted Randall and co-host of the Amateur Radio Roundtable on WBCQ and with Tom Medlin. He periodically blogs at, sometimes with a focus on the sociological aspects of the broadest elements of the past time that is amateur radio.

He enjoys most aspects of ham radio, especially tests and measurements on his workbench, rag chewing on HF, portable operations, digital modes via repeaters (DSTAR, Fusion), and the occasional DX contest. But he's interested in it all!

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