On 6m I’m often found DX-ing using SSB/CW down the bottom of the band (preferred), or the inevitable FT8, or using MSK144 for meteor-scatter. I put a lot of time and effort into “being lucky” on 6m – it takes a lot of dedication: for example, it took me ten years of being active practically every day to achieve what is probably the first Irish 6m WAS award!
The station usually comprises of a Yaesu FT857D, into a “heavy duty” 6el LFA2, built to (hopefully!) survive the windy location. Occasionally an Elecraft K3 is used, with the rx upgrade installed. My 40MHz+ equipment is co-sited at the EI7M location, but is almost entirely independent of it.
My 6m antenna can be seen nearly halfway up EI7M’s rotating tower (that I helped design, build, and install):
A terrain analysis using the ARRL’s HFTA software indicated that, counter-intuitively, the 6m antenna was better placed between the lower two HF antennas rather than the upper pair: The analysis suggested that, in the most interesting directions, the radiation angle would be lower at that height (i.e. better for DX), and this appears to have been confirmed by results. Bear in mind that I used terrain data specific to this location, with land sloping away from the site, so the antenna might work best at a different height elsewhere.