After obtaining my license back in June and a few unsuccessful VHF SOTA activations in the Sudetes mountain range, I decided to move to HF (the summits were actually activated but yielded very few contacts).
I got my hands on a 2nd hand FT-818, bought a cheap mast and an EFHW antenna and there I was on the air yesterday on a 4 point peak in central sudetes. I managed 8 contacts (one incorrect callsign - SY2BEO maybe someone can guess the correct call?), all on the 20m band. There seemed to be quite a lot of QRM on the 40m band so I quickly gave up on that one.
I want to thank all the chasers, some of which I now realize are very active chasers, but most importantly those who are sharing their tips about operations and equipment and their stories on this forum. As a new ham, I know the learning curve would have been a lot steeper without this help!
73 - and talk to you soon from Sudetes mountain peaks