A good yagi is a MUST on 6 meters. You are really cheating yourself on this band without one. As far as activity, there is some every single day, here in the south east. Sit on .125 and you may hear nothing, but tune around, and you will hear activity, especially early morning from 7AM on. I can hear the K8MMM/B beacon up in north eastern Ohio EVERY DAY here in Florida! Park the radio on it's frequency, and let it sit, and within 5 minutes or less, I will hear a few pings from it!