I work mostly CW on 40. But a few months ago I installed a FT-450D and vertical ant to work CW on other banks. Worked VK with it on 20 as I mentioned earlier. But since I have this talk-box I thought I might as well find what's out there on SSB. Well, there are a few good things I ran into. The Noontime Net, California Traffic Net, a sprinkling of friendly folks. But mainly the conversations seem to be caustic spews of profanity and racism. Is this now the real HF phone Ham Radio? CB I could understand that. But Amateur Radio? I took the microphone off and put it back in the parts drawer. Back to sending on the key.... Real radio. Real men and women.