"Joe, some of the confusion about antennas I and many others experience goes like this:
A 50 ohm resistor will match to your finals which will be very happy @SWR 1:1. Almost no RF will be radiated. The misunderstanding people experience is the…"
"You are bang on with your explanation; thanks for taking the time to write it out. Antenna-tion to detail when making for VHF-UHF-SHF. It helps to have a microscope, steady hands and a vector network analyzer.
73 de VE3BOW"