I’ve got a VKLink node that doesn’t get a whole lot of use, so seems a little daft to have a radio on all day just in case. Most of my “radio time” happens in my office, so I always have my computer on. Seeing as the VKLink internals uses Asterisk, I should be able to connect and monitor the node from a SIP client on my phone or computer.
I’ve only got it configured to access via the LAN at the moment, but there’s nothing stopping you accessing the node via the internet too.
This post demonstrates how to set it up for yourself.