Just prattling ... I've been watching HFRadirg Zero sunspots all week! Doesn't go much lower than zero. Definitely headed toward the end of the cycle - still probably a year or so away. Anyone want to start a pool to guess when will be the next time we'll see Solar Flux over 100? (I volunteer to hold the money) For someone who licensed and got on HF in late 2002, just post-peak, and now this, it's an amazing change. 40 meters now sounds like 20 or 15 meters did 3 years ago! Keeps things interesting.