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Author Archives: Justin Reed - NV8Q

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.


The all-new 147.225+ (162.2) Minneapolis repeater is on the air! The addition of this repeater gives wide-area two-meter access to K-Link in Ottawa and Saline counties for the first time, and also covers Lincoln and much of Mitchell and Ellsworth Read more…


The Lincoln 147.195 repeater, which was one of the original repeaters in the system that later became “K-Link”, has been decommissioned. The Lincoln repeater site and antenna will remain active as a remote receiver for the new 147.225 repeater that Read more…


Repairs were made to the Russell 444.950 repeater today and it should now be fully in service. The backplane, which was causing an intermittent audio connection, was replaced and tested. This restores the K-Link network to 100%. 73, Justin NV8Q Read more…


Since the addition of the MMDVM repeater on 444.750 near Minneapolis, which acts as a repeater and network node for Yaesu System Fusion and DMR radios, I’ve been asked what my thoughts are for a good radio to “get your Read more…


I’m currently working on an all “new” 2 meter repeater that will replace the existing 147.225 repeater in Minneapolis as well as the 147.195 repeater in Lincoln. The new repeater is a 110 watt GE/Ericsson Mastr III with a Raytheon Read more…


This event has been postponed until a later date. Saturday September 23 at 10am we will have a work party at the Minneapolis repeater site to apply DryLok to the building exterior. If time permits and we have enough help Read more…


The Minneapolis 444.900 444.750 repeater, which has been a Yaesu System Fusion repeater for the past few months, has been retrofitted with an MMDVM modem which adds D-Star, DMR, and P25 capabilities to the repeater in addition to Fusion (YSF). Current Read more…


The Dodge City 443.675+ (162.2) is back on the air! It’s now a GE Mastr II with battery AND generator backup power, and it linked to K-Link via Allstar. The repeater now also encodes the PL tone (with the GE Read more…


Friday, July 7 2017 The Paola repeater on 442.475+ (151.4) has joined K-Link. This repeater provides coverage in portions of Northeast Kansas. Some cities served by the repeater include: Ottawa Louisburg Paola Osawatome Spring Hill Gardner Olathe Garnett The repeater Read more…


We have internet service once again to the Beloit 442.800 repeater. Beloit and Osborne are now back on the link system. Thank you for your patience. 73, Justin NV8Q