"now that I am out again it will most likely go to 9....."
I hope you are right because I have some I'd like to sell around 9.
"What can we do as shareholders to make management close the spread?"
There is no incentive for management to do anything to close the spread. The history of closed end funds shows that most efforts to open end the funds have failed. There is not much that the average shareholder can do. You could try writing letters to management and the members of the board of directors. You could also attend the annual meetings and speak up there.
"nice bounce once the FEDS get there stuff together..."
It seems to be having a hard time breaking through the $8 mark.
"Waiting to get back in at 7.20."
Yes, the low 7's have been a good entry point. I would consider buying more if it gets there in the next few months.