Today I put my 30 meters long wire antenna a little bit higher (from approximately two-three meters above the ground to approximately four-five meters above the ground) in the garden, and it works very well within Europe, even on 21 MHz. I made a QSO (a two-way contact) with TM400MO on 21.245 MHz today afternoon (on 2022.09.21, 13:43 UTC), which is a special callsign to celebrate that Molière was born 400 years ago. The signal of the station was very strong (58-59). The name of the operator is Patrick.
There was no band noise, only a little QRM (interference from another station) around the end of the contact.
My current QTH (the location of my radioamateur station) is Tiszasüly (KN07EJ), Hungary. TM400MO is somewhere in France. I do not know its exact location. The distance is approximately 1300 km.
I am a licensed radioamateur since 2012.01.16 (my callsign is HA5KZO), so I am transmitting legally.
Have a nice day. All the best. Greetings and much love from Hungary.