Charge Controller



RC Switch 1 (D6)

RC Switch 2 (D7)

Shack Power

About VK5OI

My Shack is located in the Southern Suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. This page is being served by my Raspberry Pi (Model B) running Lighttpd. The gauges and switches etc are controlled by an Freetronics Etherten Arduino board. The Raspberry Pi is also running my VPN Server (PPTP) and NAS Drives via Samba. All of this is running happily on the one Raspberry Pi and it seems to handle it all easily.

I travel a bit for work, so you can see my current location via the APRS-fi live map below. This updates in real time so no need to refresh the page. The main idea behind this page originally was so I could keep an eye on the shack solar system etc while away. I can control my rigs (FT-847 and FT-100) remotely via HRD and VNC software, so I can work PSK etc from anywhere. I intend to include Voip capability as well so I can work voice modes as well, or just listen around the bands at night.

More Template Information

This is a free template I found on the web, by web design florida

It is the easiest to use, manipulate and understand for a rank beginner like me. I recommend you check them out if you need somewhere to start.

About VK5OI

My Shack is located in the Southern Suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.

More Template Information

If you want to change the picture at the top to something else, the easiest way to do this would be to overwrite the current image (located at: /images/picture.jpg) with your own JPEG image. Just make sure to keep the same dimensions of 900x237. The headings in all the columns are <h2> tags, and are automatically formatted for you.

Current Location of VK5OI-9

This map updtes in real time, no need to refresh the page

Have a look at to see how to do it

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  • Current: ... A
  • Voltage: ... V
  • Temp Battery: ...C
  • Temp Ambient: ...C

    Feedback Inputs

    Input 1 (D2): ...

    Input 2 (D3): ...

    Input 3 (D5): ...