You know things are bad when you can't hear 9K2GS on 20m phone in the evening at 59+++++ talking to his fan club. Been awhile since hearing him. When i lived in San Diego used to listen to Seymour W6CCP (SK) and enjoyed listening to him and his California Kilowatt talking to DX like they were next door to him and I could barely hear the other side. Sure conditions are down but still looking forward to working South Orkney next year for an ATNO on CW. The memories of better times keep me excited and by the way, this is a good time to focus on other hobbies and interests. Like getting in superior shape. I am spending 2 hours a day, 4-5 days a week at the gym. There is a lot of sedentary lack of activity / exercise with this hobby. This is a good time to get up and hit the gym. Everyone can get fat on DX when the cycle comes back. Hihi.