The North American QSO Party (NAQP) CW event will launch radio frequency signals into the ionosphere later this morning. It is a World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) qualifying event for those interested in improving their standings. Additionally, one can download a regional Excel formatted spreadsheet in order to determine where one stands in the current qualification matrix.
I use OpenOffice and converted the .xls format to an .ods without any problem. The same can be said about the Diamond DXCC award tracking spreadsheet as well.
On the other hand, I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone changes leader board positions in 6-land after this evening. We repaired faulty wiring on the old tower at SL's QTH yesterday afternoon after the rotor failed during the ARRL 10m event. The 5L monobander froze in position beaming toward Asia.
We were willing to operate NAQP CW with the East Coast off to the side of the 5L 10m and 3L 40m monobanders. I figured it would be in the spirit of RadioSport although our electrical fix made the difference.
As a reminder, today's WRTC2014 qualifying event has a maximum power output of 100 watts and 10 out 12 hours of operating time allowed. It's a great opportunity for low and vapor power stations to have a lot of ham radio fun without sacrificing an entire weekend.