I had the habit of saying,"Back to you" when I finished a sentence and somebody came on and called me an old timer. Well I do resemble that.There are only a few SSB channels for DX, 38LSB and a few channels around it. The rest seem to be AM when the skip is rolling in. That being said, the side band operators often conduct themselves like they are on a ham band. I find it interesting and often switch back and forth between the AM and SSB channels depending on what mood I am in.
I get your sarcasm, but myself as an old time ham endorser of SSB, I still won’t leave home on a trip without being tuned to Ch19 AM. Until the truckers give up that mode and don’t expect that to happen anytime soon, Ch 19 AM remains the best source for nearby traffic accident reports and the alternative detours around them. While you’re staled in stop and go traffic wondering what going on up ahead or what lane to be in, thanks to the truckers, I’ll be moving steady along on some parallel route.People still use AM?