Why QRO, a QCX is designed as a QRP Tx/Rx putting out a nominal 5W (+39dBm) hence tile of its originator QRPLabs.
If you cannt work QRP, then how will QRO help?
If QCX output is 5W which is +39dBm
128W is +51dBm
1Kw is +60dBm
One receive S point is 6dBm.
Then, the difference between 5W and 128W, is (51-39) = 12, divided by 6 = 2S points
The difference between 5W and 1KW, is (60-39) = 21, divied by 6 = 3.5 S points
Perhaps there are other issues, high noise areas at receiver sites, time of day, propagation, antenna type, height and bearing.
I use Elecraft K2, QRPLABS U3S, QCX 20-30-40m and QCX+20m have also owned Elecraft KX3 and K3.
All are used in QRP mode at 5W or less.
My antennas are simple deltas - dipoles - verticals with this kit, provided the propagation time of day and conditions are favourable, I can and have talked around the world
I also have 50W and 100W amplifiers plus other rigs with 100W+ integrated amplifiers .
These I only use mainly for QRO contests