NASA reports that as of 09/27/2008, the sun has been totally void of sunspots for 200 days. The last time that happened was in 1954. I wasn't a ham then, but this period was what the old timers call the greatest 11 year DX cycle on record (Cycle 19) which began in 1954 and ran for 11 years ending in 1965. There are records of sunspot minima lasting longer than the One in 1954, but this was before "radio". Is history repeating itself??? When this cycle wakes up , will it be as intense as Cycle 19 ??? We shall see........ This is not a prediction, just a historical observation. Who was it that said " You can't know where you are going if you don't know where you've been ????