thank you, that is encouraging. i can't seem to get myself to accept that high SWR, all the years i was active, i always worked to get rid of as much as i could, then apply the tuner.
"SWR makes you stupid" is a term used and an article has been written with the same title.
My inverted L has a SWR of >85:1 on some bands. I use a SGC230 antenna coupler at the feedpoint to tune it. It has absolutely zero problems getting out and I've worked the world with it and 100W as well as contesting with it winning a 1st in World in class in the 2011 CQ-WPX-RTTY contest.
Now that SWR tuned at the shack end of a length of co-ax is a bad thing due to feeder losses but that is less of an issue on ladderline.