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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…


The El Dorado feed is back! The new feed URL is: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/25082/webflash This is a feed direct from the Allstar node on the repeater. The K-Link Broadcastify feed from the El Dorado 443.100 repeater has been removed for an indefinite time. Read more…


The Ellsworth 444.775+ (162.2) repeater was upgraded to a new Yaesu DR-1X repeater today. This is the third DR-1X deployed on the K-Link network and the 22nd DR-1X in Kansas configured for digital use. This repeater is much more sensitive Read more…


This evening the IRLP and Broadcastify streaming audio services at El Dorado were restored. Lightning had damaged/destroyed the internet router a couple of ports on the Netgear switch The Raspberry Pi providing the Broadcastify feed The serial connection between the Read more…


On the evening of October 4 our El Dorado repeater site was directly stuck by lightning which knocked the internet system offline. It was also discovered that the internet router was damaged. After initial assessment, it appears that the IRLP Read more…


Continuing the recent onslaught of Motorola MSF5000 failures, the Ellsworth repeater has also failed. This failure isolates Russell, Osborne, Hays, and Ransom from the Rest of K-Link, and Hoisington is also isolated. As MSF5000 spare parts are currently extremely limited, Read more…


9/29/2016 Update: The new Hillsboro repeater was installed and put on-air today. Chance N5NIQ and Justin NV8Q were on site to remove the old repeater and install the new one. The repeater is now a Yaesu DR-1X controlled by an S-Com 7330. Read more…


The Minneapolis IRLP node and Broadcastify feed is currently offline. The cause is unknown and I currently have no ETR, although I will try to get it going this weekend. The impact of this outage that all other IRLP nodes Read more…


A quick update from the bench:   Colby 444.750: The power supply and digital shelf were defective. I replaced the power supply with a spare (non-battery-revert) supply, and swapped the digital shelf with a spare. The replacement shelf was re-programmed and Read more…


The Dodge City 443.675 repeater has been reported off the air. An update will be posted when we get more information.