band is very noisy currently but even with small K9FD receiving loop w/o pre-amp is readable Charles, S9SS on 1816.16 on my K2 right now 559. Pile-up is not so strong as untill now it was not announced on DX-Summit cluster. Condition sounds well for EU as working DL, UA, G, IS etc.
More information You can find on http://www.msnusers.com/s9ss/s9ss%2Emsnw for example or even log of S9YL and S9SS on http://s50u.s50e.si/zacni.php?stran=s9ss site.
Be note that its last TOP band season for Charles as his business finishing in Feb 07!
73, Petr OK1RP