I know that it is a random event, but i have been listening on 6 metres from 1700GMT and heard so many DX stations on. So despite its sporadic comings and goings it would appear that the season has reached us on 6 metres SSB.
I ventured on to G/WB-004 and worked 4 British Stations and was giving up all hope but then my 5 watts from the 817 and Slimjim worked into spain and I exchanged 5-9/5-7 reports with EA7/G0WHX. The QSO lasted 20 minutes and was overwhelmingly good!!
Who needs HF when you have 50 MHz!!