Hi there! On a recent weekend I had activated my very first summit on our new R9U Assosiation. It was Malinovaya mountain, R9U/SO-038. I used FT-857 with 20/100W and Ground plane antenna on 20 meter band. Got 13 QSO on about 3 hours - pretty poor, but well, activation is done.
Me, my wife and our almost 10 months old kid started on 07:30 local time.
At the end of forest, at the beginning of the mountain wife was tired and goes back to camp.