Never heard US station on 6m in Europe before. This is my FIRST EVER 6m US-EU SWL Report:
Date: June 28, 2012
Time: 18:57 GMT
Note: 50 MHz multi-hop Es
My QTH: Near Bonn / Germany DL/KL1A
My Antenna Vertical (9m) Wire and YAESU FT-857d rig.
Worked today with some New One i.e. EA6 and IS0. In the 6m LOG is 104 QSO (CW) and 19 (SSB).
Here is an example of today's 6m Band
SWL QTH: Receiver: SDR Perseus, SWL Antenna: 9m Vertical Wire with 1 radial wire.
Bonn, Germany (DL/KL1A).
I don't remember my 1st (ever) QSO on 50 MHz. I guess it was during my DX journey to Baker Island in 2002 (DXpedition K1B). In Tuvalu and later in Baker Islands almost every day we heard strong signals from Hawaii's CW beacon (and no one else). In Baker Island in one day we got nice 50 MHz "tube" towards Japan and finally got huge pile-up.
Today I worked with Greece. SV2KGA and Italy IK7XLW in SSB....