Zombie Season

As hard as it is to believe, the spooky season is already upon us. I know that because the 26th annual (1996-2023) Zombie Shuffle takes place on Friday October 27th. Time flies when you’re swatting the undead and here we go again!

Why Do Zombies Shuffle? Because Zombies Don’t Sprint.

The Zombie Shuffle is an annual evening event for QRPers to get on the air, have some fun, and rack up a really big score in spite of what your CW or operating skills may be. It is held the Friday nearest Halloween each year and to avoid the ARRL CW Sweepstakes contest. Afternoon start time to take advantage of the higher bands before nightfall.

The First Zombie Shuffle was held on Oct. 30, 1998 with the launch of the NorCal-20 QRP transceiver kit.

Get the complete rules and a Zombie number (if you need one, they’re good for life) from the official event web site. Good luck, see you in the shuffle!

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