Weegy: You can used both. But most in time of no electricity its hard and so it is good to used battery and on the other hand you can save energy as well.
You can actually power your rig from an automobile battery, and there are lots of hams who do this. [ But if you’re going to get a battery just for your ham station, get at least a “marine” deep cycle battery instead of a standard automotive battery. Why? Because auto batteries are designed ... (More)