> A half wave, more or less in the clear, will radiate
> just fine. What you measure as vswr at the shack end of
> the feedline reflects impedance transformation in the
> transmission line. Seeing 1:1 at the end of 500' of line
> doesn't tell you a damned thing about the antenna match,
> or system loss. Nor does 8:1, although that surely raises
> questions about what's wrong.
Seeing 1:1 swr at the shack means that the swr at the antenna is also 1:1
(provided you don't have excessive feedline loss). Swr will be the same
anywhere on the line.
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