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The copper pipe has a section to allow adjustment to fine tune the resonance peak when found on the coil. The whip is not adjustable in length to work with the coil..
I haven’t tried this but I’d believe the built in matching circuit in the SSTran would load up a whip as long as there was some sort of counterpoise ground. (Think 8-10′ of ground wire)
The wire antenna supplied with the kit is basically 2 whips. (in length) One for the radiator and one for the counterpoise ground. The matching circuit is designed to match this configuration with a lot of variables in conditions..
Ideally, having the SSTran mounted in a box with a whip mounted to the top and mounting the box on a 10′ section of mast pipe with the ground connected to it would work but the pain would be getting to the box to tune it. Just the fact of your body being in the radiation pattern messes the tuning up. You’d be making a lot of trips up and down a ladder, believe me..
The ideal scenario would be an antenna that can be tuned from a distance, with just a field strength meter.. (Hang in there, guys.. I’m working on it)