SUMMARY OF BANDS / TIMES
IN BERU FROM CARIBBEAN

 

10:00z 3.5 MHz VE, Other Carib, VK for first few minutes
10:30z 7 MHz VE, VK
11:30z 14 MHz G, VE, Other Carib
12:30z 21MHz Med,
12:35z 14 MHz G, VE
13:00z 21 MHz VE, G, Africa other Carib
14:00z still 21 MHz, as above + VP8 also wkd on 28 MHz
14:30z 28 MHz Short opening to VE, Africa
14:45z 21 MHz VE, G, Africa
15:00 – 18:00z Mostly 21 MHz, but short spells on 28 MHz to VE
18:00 14 MHz G, VE
20:00 28 MHz short opening to VE7, ZL
20:00-22:00 14, 21, 28 short openings, VE, VK, ZL, Africa
22:00 7 MHz G, VE, 9M2,
22:45-23:00 14 MHz VE6, VE7
23:00-23:45 21, 28 MHz VK, ZL Short reliable opening
23:45 7 MHz G, VE
00:15 3.5 MHz
00:30 21 MHz VK Very short opening
01:00 7 MHz G, VE
01:15 3.5 MHz G Very fast rate
01:40 7 MHz G Very fast rate
02:30 3.5 MHz G, VE, Mediterranean
03:30 7 MHz VE, Mediterranean
03:45 14 MHz ZL, VK Short reliable opening
04:00 3.5 MHz G
04:20 14 MHz ZL, VK
04:40 3.5 MHz G, VE
06:50 7 MHz G VE, Very fast rate
09:00 until end 7 or 3.5 MHz Very slow, VE, VK on grayline in last few minutes

 

Given a few sunspots I would expect an opening to G on 28 MHz between 13:00 and 18:00 and a very strong opening to G on 21 MHz.

Whenever rate slows it is important to check other bands, especially during the night, as there are often short unpredicted openings.

It is important to maximise the number of “bonus” QSOs, so be prepared to ask “rare” stations to QSY to other bands. They will be equally keen to QSY to work you elsewhere.