So I've been wondering how I can reach out more with my radio and make more contacts. I want to understand the formula for increasing range. I know antenna set up plays the most important role but what about watts? Does more watts really mean more range and if so theoretically what's the most potential I can get on a mobile? Obviously i know i cant get the same from a base on a mobile set up. What if I don't want to run a Amp is it worth going from a 60 watt radio to a 100+ watt radio? I've been able to reach out a couple times on skip but reports back say I'm real quiet and low signal. Local I get great reports saying I'm crystal clear and good audio from base stations confirmed 40+ miles out.