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An amateur radio operator and repeater builder since 1992, Justin has worked in the two-way and telecom industry since 1996, and is also the system administrator for K-Link, a 30+ repeater link system covering more than 65% of Kansas.


This question was sent from Chad, N0YK in Scott City: Hi Justin – I was wondering if you maybe could help me. I’m looking for a Salina ham contact that might know what happened to the ham shack at KSU Read more…


Update: Commercial power and internet were restored at 10:30 am. The storms of May 1 which included tornadoes in the Tescott, Culver, and Bennington areas has knocked down a number of power lines that feed the Minneapolis 444.850, 147.225, and Read more…


The American Diabetes Association is hosting a bike ride on April 28th to raise awareness and help support their cause.  The ride will run from 7:30 am to 2 pm and will take place just north of Wichita. They will Read more…


The McPherson 444.600 repeater has been returned to service after the following repairs were made: The power amplifier was re-soldered. The receive audio line output card was replaced to correct a problem with audio distortion. The receiver front end, IF, Read more…


While making a trip to Denver on February 22 I discovered the Colby 444.750 repeater was off the air. It may be some time before I can make a trip out there to determine the problem. The repeater is down Read more…


The all-new 443.850+ McPherson repeater is on the air! McPherson county hams can now enjoy a local repeater that offers DMR with Brandmeister networking, System Fusion with YSFReflector networking, and P25 with it’s associated reflectors. Sorry, folks, there is no Read more…


Spring is rapidly approaching, and to prepare for the upcoming storm season the following storm spotter training dates have been set by Topeka and Wichita NWS: Dates for spotter talks by Topeka NWS: Dates for spotter talks by Wichita NWS: Read more…


WØVFW will host Amateur Radio TECHNICIAN classes in March 2018. This is to coincide with the start of the SKYWARN season. Please tell your interested friends. Saturday March 17th: 9am to NOON- Lunch- 1pm on- optional tutoring/meet & greet. Saturday Read more…


It has been brought to my attention by numerous people (thank you for the texts and e-mail, guys) that there have been an increasing amount of poor operating practices occurring recently on the system. Now is a good time to Read more…


2017: Year In Review As we prepare to enter a new year, I thought about taking a moment to look back at the major accomplishments and additions to the K-Link network during 2017. Our first Allstar node was commissioned at Read more…