For the last 45+ days there has been sporadic-E openings on 10 meters just about every day and often on 6 too. I like to squat on or near 28.4 Mhz USB and let my voice keyer call CQ on a "dead" band just to see what happens. Friday afternoon I worked a couple of Europeans, Saturday night 6 Stateside. I have found that posting my contacts on http://www.dxsummit.fi/#/ seems to help "wake up the band" too. https://www.dxmaps.com comes in handy sometimes too FYI- I'm using 100w and a dipole. My buddy Jim KB1AZ has worked a whole bunch of 6 + 10 meter DX with FT-8 lately, including Russia. My advice is to stop reading the "ham life sucks at solar minimum" threads, just get on and call CQ for 30 minutes to see what happens!