The use of an isolation interface between the radio and the pc is higly recommended,in order to avoid the problems that could be caused from ground loops. This project includes schematic and assembly instructions
Construction of an antenna for experimental satellite communication, 8el. (435 Mhz) x 4el. (145 Mhz) Satellite Yagi crossed. No difficulty to built this antenna. Except the gamma match. that requires a little more attention
Well, firstly the 12 Volt source will typically vary anywhere from 11 Volt to 15 Volt, and then a battery needs a controlled charge current and voltage, which cannot result from connecting it directly to a voltage source.