3Y0Z: Upper Band Issue for the West Coast . . .

The predictions that 20M would be great at 0100z on 20M is not panning out. The band has closed already.

VOACAP Online Prediction = starts at 23 or 24z

K6TU predicts 2300z, so maybe I just missed the band being open. That is consistent with our northern hemisphere winter.

This weekend I will have the late afternoon time to check. I’m going to guess we still get an hour opening, which means 3Y0Z will most definitely have to say “West Coast Only”.

 It looks like the high bands will be much shorter as far as an opening goes, so you better have a great 40 and 30M antenna up if you want to work them.

However, I haven’t checked the morning or day paths, so maybe 20M will follow the 15M prediction, which is a morning open rather than an evening opening. 

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