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Ask for help here after calling everyone here pretentious. Now THERE’S a good start, guaranteed to get you results. It’s only because most of the people who keep this Forum going REALLY care about the hobby that you’re getting any answers at all.
If you want a turnkey system, then there are really only a couple of ways to go, and they’ve all been enumerated here in previous posts:
1. Get a talking house (installed indoors) with an ATU and whip (installed outdoors)
2. Get a Procaster or Rangemaster, which are installed outdoors with a whip.
With a little more effort, you can mount other transmitters (including the SSTran) inside a weatherproof box, and install them outdoors with a whip or an extended wire.
Since you’ve already discounted the very few manufacturers of pre-built base loaded antennas, and don’t want to build one from scratch, there’s not much choice.
You might, and I do emphasize might, be able to take a 160 meter base loaded amateur radio mobile antenna, and extend the whip to take its resonance down to 1700Khz – a few manufacturers make those, or at least, they used to (ProAm is one, I saw one recently on e-bay). I don’t know if you could do that and remain within the 3 meter – 10 foot – Part 15 limits. I’ve also never tried this specifically for the AM broadcast band (although I’ve done similar transformations, such as replacing the whip on a 29 Mhz amateur antenna to take it 2Mhz lower on the CB band).