Hi Wade! Many congrats on your licence upgrade, and even more congrats on your first SOTA DX-ing activation! I have just watched all 35 minutes of your video and I found it enthralling. No wonder you were thrilled! Probably the best SOTA video I have ever seen, and great publicity for the SOTA movement.
It was great to hear my friend Mickey, 2E0YYY/P, coming through from down-under on your little FT817. Very appropriate that he was your first S2S contact on 20 metres.
I also use an FT817 and a 40m/20m link dipole for my SOTA activations, although most of my operations are on CW. Hope to catch up with you soon for an S2S contact with VK!
Good luck with your future activations.