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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 August 18th at 21:00 local time, we hope you’ll join us on the K-Link Network to celebrate 20 years of K-Link. We will talk a little bit about the history of the network and take as many check-ins, with Read more…


I’m pleased to announce the installation of the new K-Link Allstar server located near Manhattan, KS. This server is now our primary K-Link Allstar hub for public and in-house links plus our IRLP gateway. Those of you with non-K-Link repeaters Read more…


The Internet link equipment at the site that houses our Allstar remote base was damaged by a lightning strike last week. It appears that the entire node may have been destroyed. Until further notice the Colby 444.750 repeater will be Read more…


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…