Oh I see; well, have you verified that there is a tall object between you and the intended recipient? There are free topo maps online where you can check. If not, you could try more highly directional antennas.
You might have better luck on lower frequencies.
I wanted to talk to a ham friend about 100 miles away, and I thought we could do it; he had a nice high vertical at his house with some decent power (300+W) and I had a mobile and a car mounted vertical antenna. I could BARELY hear him, maybe every 4th word, and he couldn't hear me at all.
We looked up the map and it turned out there was a 2000+ ft tall mountain between us.
We tried again on 75m (I built a simple horizontal dipole and strung it between two trees) and the conversation is loud and clear both ways, at less than 80W.