Now if I could stop wasting watts in reflect
Your not "wasting" ANY watts!
Even at a 2.0:1 VSWR power transfer to antenna is 90+%
SWR POWER LOSS TABLE (firestik.com)
As shown in the table @ 2.0:1 ratio... a 400 watt transmitter will still radiate 356 watts...DUH...
NOBODY will ever know that on the receive end!!!!
Same as trying to get every last watt out by getting the SWR below 1.5:1 (OMG that's totally unacceptable!!!)
Nobody but the guy fixated on his watt meter will loose a contact running "only" 500 watts vs. 800 watts!
The receiving station will never know the difference