to Christmas time!
From Paul NA5N:
World Wide DX Contests, Sweepstakes, etc. made it impossible to schedule a
nice, enjoyable Zombie Shuffle around Halloween, particularly on the
traditional Friday evening. We were ready to schedule it for this Friday,
Nov. 7. Then came Hurricane Sandy that has left some of our QRP friends
without antennas, and some still without electricity. I have been unable to
email two of our arranged Elvis stations, presumably due to no electricity
or internet yet. I don't know how many are still recovering from Sandy.
So here's the deal ...
The Zombie Shuffle for 2012 has been scheduled for:
FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 21, 2012
That's right, the very last day of the Mayan calendar, which conveniently
falls on a Friday. As most of you know, this could very well be the end of
the world. At least that's what they say. Zap - lights out for the human
race. What a better way for a QRP Zombie to go than with his/her earphones
and boots on? When the great galactic cataclysm or Planet X hits, I want to
be on the air. Vaporized with all my QRP Zombie friends. I know you feel
No major contests that night; hopefully a few hours on the air the Friday
before Christmas won't interfere with your family or holiday plans. It
might even keep you out of WalMart or Target for the night. That probably
just saved you $150!
I'll update the rules, summary sheet and website this weekend and get them
posted. If you have any unique ideas for the Zombie Shuffle on how to spend
your last few minutes on planet Earth, let me know.
In the meantime, if you don't have a Zombie number, you can request one by
an email to Jan, the Witchess and Grand Zombie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't wait
- this could be your last chance. Nobody wants to go out without a number!
72, Paul NA5N
PS - In the slim chance we survive December 21, we'll have a regular old
Zombie Shuffle again next year, likely the Friday after ARRL Sweepstakes."
So there you go - I know Christmas and Zombies aren't what you'd call a "good fit" - but Paul humorously tied the event into the end of the Mayan calendar - or have some have called it - "The Coming Zombie Apocolypse"! In any event, it's always a fun sprint.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!
Zombie # 858