I have just built a light weight delta loop for 6m using the design published by M0LTE. I tried it yesterday from my home QTH but the band was more or less closed but today things are better and using 100W and FT8 I’ve had several QSOs across Europe. The PSK Reporter map from earlier is shown below. Things have improved since and it is very good into Spain at the moment.
The only physical problem with the antenna is it has a 2m long plastic pipe across the top which is going to be a bit awkward on the ascent to a SOTA summit. However, I think I can add some joints into it to make it more manageable.
But the main point of this Thread is how many SOTA chasers or activators can receive 6m, either digital, SSB or CW? I suspect digital will be the most productive as there are many non-SOTA operators on the band but it would be nice to try for a S2S. I tried sending out a CQ in CW this morning but the RBN system didn’t pick it up.
Of course, the big unknown is after carrying the antenna up to a summit is the 6m band going to be open? I doubt I would rely on 6m only for an activation.