An early date this year! October 19th. Here is the announcement, as posted by Paul NA5N to QRP-L:
This year's Zombie Shuffle will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. A bit earlier than usual due to Halloween being mid-week and to avoid the CQ WW SSB contest (which trashes evening 40M) and the ARRL CW Sweepstakes. With the poor solar minimum propagation, we don't need any more QRN/QRM to hinder making QSOs.
Contact Jan N0QT ... firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a Zombie number assigned or you forgot yours (they're good forever).
If you're new to QRP, the Zombie Shuffle is an annual event just to get on the air, make some QSOs, and have a good, silly and absolutely meaningless good time while making a big score for only a handful of contacts.
This year's Zombie Shuffle is dedicated to our friend, Ron Polityka, WB3AAL (SK), our longest serving Elvis station and a contact in our logs sure to be missed.
If you would like to serve as an Elvis or Elivira station, just let me know.
Link to the Rules: http://www.zianet.com/qrp/ZOMBIE/2018/pg.htm
72, Paul NA5N
This is welcome news to yours truly! The following Friday is a regular club meeting night; so I would have missed most of the Shuffle were it to be held on the 26th.
Once again, thanks to Paul and Jan for hosting this fun event. A lot of people look forward to these "meaningless good times", and it's good to see that they are not going by the wayside.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!