The Icom IC-V8 has 5.5 watts high and 500 mw low. The radio has 107 channels and ctcss and dcs and also repeater tones. I like the radio for local repeater use but you need a mobile to get good distance but overall the radio is very nice. I really like the looks. It also has DTMF keypad. Looking for a HT get an Icom IC-V8. I keyed up a repeater 42 miles north of me with 5.5 watts but my transmission wasn't very good but I was suprised I could key the repeater up.