Paul Harden NA5N has officially announced that the Zombie Shuffle for 2017 will be on Friday, October 20th - which means I get to participate this year! For the past few years, the Shuffle has fallen on the same Friday as the meeting for the ETS of NJ Club, of which I am Secretary. It would be bad from to shirk my duties for participating in a QRP Sprint, so I have had to abstain.
I don't know why I luck out this year, and I don't care! I'm just glad that I will be able to participate. The Zombie Shuffle is more of an operating event than a "contest" in the pure sense of the word, and it's always a good time.
Check out http://www.zianet.com/qrp/zombie/2017/pg.htm for the rules. If you've never joined in on the event, then please consider doing so this year.
And to answer that age old question, "Why is a QRP Sprint called the Zombie Shuffle?"
"Because Zombies can't run!" Bah-dum-bah.
72 de Larry W2LJ
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