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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.


The Minneapolis 444.900 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  


Saturday was a productive day throughout K-Link. Jay (KS1EMS) and myself got Clay Center 442.75 back online, and Alma, Junction City and Manhattan are linked in again. Eric (N7JYS) and Terry (N0KOM) got the Stockton 146.79 repeater back on the Read more…


There are a few repeater/link outages to report at the moment. Beloit 442.800: The internet provider decommissioned their backbone that was feeding our internet. We will be working to restore the link to Beloit. Until then, the repeater is working Read more…


Today (May 15, 2017) a new APRS digipeater went on the air near McPherson, KS. K-Link team members Karen (N7KLR), Jordan (K0JWH), Russell (WX0RG) and yours truly worked most of Saturday the 13th pulling up the antenna and feedline. The Read more…


The Miltonvale 442.100+ (162.2) repeater is back online and linked into K-Link as of today. Please take note of the recent change of PL tone. The tone is now 162.2.  


The Colby IRLP node has been offline for a couple of days. Michael Albers (K0FJ) reports that the PC will not power on. Expect this node to be offline for at least a couple of weeks while we coordinate the Read more…


After 66 years in business, ICM will be closing its doors this coming May. ICM was the crystal supplier used in all of the Micors, Mastr II’s, and MSR 2000’s used on K-Link and many other repeaters all over the Read more…

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