You are almost correct. A dipole is a ballanced radiator at only its resonant point. It is only theoretically resonant and ballanced when the VSWR is 1:1. If you cut a perfect dipole for any given frequancy as soon as you move off that freq. the dipole is unballanced. The purpose of the current choke is to force equal currents in the feed line i.e. the inner conductor and the outer shield. This will force the current in the dipole to be unballanced and some modification of the dipole radiation pattern and efficiency will occure. But, this will reduce the RF feedback into the shack.
Originally Posted by WA9SVD
Thanks for the update on your progress. You can always get a lot of input from a forum like this. Sifting through to find what works in your situation is the hard part. It is good that you are feeding back what is working for you with your system.
Originally Posted by VU2CDW