Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. Intense solar activity such as sunspots and solar flares subsides during solar minimum, but that doesn’t mean the sun becomes dull. Solar activity simply changes form.
Today the Solar Flux Index is 73. That means that bands above 14 MHz suffer from poor propagation. Best band is 40 or 80 meter at night. Best modes are digi modes like JT65A or JT9. For classic modes is CW the best mode to try.
Sun's Current Solar Activity Cycle Is Weakest in a Century. Read more about it here.