OK, not really. In fact, you'll probably need less power to reach the VHF repeater.
Thanks to Ken KC5OU, the receiver section of the repeater was recently re-aligned.
The increase in sensitivity was on the order of 25 dB thanks to adjusting some components that had changed value over time.
We've had some good reports from KE5DVB in Newalla and KD5RAK on his HT in far west Norman.