I am a pretty inexperienced noob with only a handful of contacts under my belt. I have a small 2 meter HT with 5 watts that I am working with. I have built a couple antennas and on a good day I can hit the repeater that is about 22 miles away but not reliably. I would like to bump things up a bit so I can make more contacts. I have been looking at radios with different outputs. My question is with 2 meter is it worth spending the extra money for something like a 100 watt radio over a 50 watt or a 25 watt.