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.


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…


An important part of maintaining a critical network that utilizes the Internet is being able to constantly monitor network performance and statistics. Today, we finally accomplished that goal with the addition of the K-Link Network Monitor, provided by UptimeRobot.com. Each Read more…


The link on the Osborne 147.375 repeater has been re-routed and is now connected to the Beloit 442.800 repeater. This gets the Osborne repeater only one hop away from the internet backbone, which should result in less system delay and Read more…


A new System Fusion repeater was installed at the Minneapolis site this weekend. This new repeater is on 444.900, digital only, and has Wires-X. Normally this node will be connected to the Kansas-City room but can be connected to any Read more…