EBTN - 2021 "Gathering of the Birds"


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WHO:   You! / WHAT:  "EBTN -- 2021 Gathering of the Birds" / WHEN:  Fri-Sun, Sept. 24-26th, 2021
WHERE: LeConte View Motor Lodge, 929 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN / WHY:   Fellowship! (Eye-ball QSOs!!)
GROUP RATE LODGING:
Call LeConte View Motor Lodge at 1 (800) 842-5767
Check-in: Between Fri PM, Sept. 24 -- Check-out: Sun AM, Sep 26
NOTE: Minimum Stay is One night (Fri.., and/or Sat. night)
Ask for the "EBTN" Group Rate = $83.99 per night (plus tax)  
Accommodations: 2 Dbl Beds, Non-smoking 
Sorry... no pets
If any questions, ask to speak to "Audrey"
NOTE: Some "nicer" rooms are currently still available (at a higher rate, of course).
DO NOT DELAY!! -- THERE ARE ONLY A FEW ROOMS AVAILABLE AT THIS RATE! -- CALL NOW!!
Questions: Contact me. W4RWS (R. W. "Bob" Smith)
73's
704-629-8258 (Cell) w4rws@rwsmith.net

The List of attendees as of 07/27/2021

Bob C - ND7J  
Bob - W4RWS
John Hill - KD8PRX
Randall  - KM8MNP
rUSTY - w4wcr
cHARLES - w2csi
tERRY - km4els
dONALD - kd4jtk

NOTE ABOUT THE W4DXCC Convention
Web Site Link - www.w4dxcc.com
If you plan on attending this convention
Purchase your tickets, (both convention and banquet) now!
the convention does has tickets as of today, banquet may or may not be sold out,
but if available banquet tickets will sell out fast.
the host hotel is full, has a waiting list however there are many hotels in the area.

Leconte view motor lodge to convention hotel
8.2 miles 15 minutes.


Richard - WD4CBA / Bob - ND7J
Enjoying Dinner Friday night
w4dxcc gallery here


Currently we are looking for a NCS for Friday & Saturday.
Also we can always use Alternates & Substitutes.
If your interested please contact
Mike, WJ3O (mike@wj3o.com) or RandalKA8MNP (ka8mnp@yahoo.com)
They can assist getting you set up.

Meet and Greet Info Coming Soon! Look here for information, a sign up list and more. Also be sure to join the message board.
Follow the plans being made, add suggestions, keep up with off air stuff, sell equipment and more!.
The message board has a lot to offer! Use the link Above, create a user name, (First Name and Call Sign), and a Pass Word.
This is a private group of licensed hams only, and it is FREE!!!.

About the Early Bird Transcontinental Net
Celebrating 70 Years of "On Air" Service

We Meet Daily on 3.940 MHz From 4:45 AM to 6:00 AM est. Pre Net Check IN's Begin at 4:15 AM


Get an Early Bird Certificate
Check in 10 Times within 30 Days and get your Certificate.
You must hang around for the 10 check in's.
In & Out's do not count.
Replacement Certificates (New Call / Name Changes)
Effective January 1, 2019 any member who asks for a new replacement EBTN certificate, a call sign change to a certificate, or name change to a certificate will be charged $10.00, in advance, prior to the preparation and mailing of a new certificate.
Checks for new Certificates should be mailed to
John Fraley (N8XUS),
EBTN Treasurer, JOHN T FRALEY, II
612 SOUTH FORK ESTATES III
MOOREFIELD, WV 26836)
Who will in turn notify our Certificate Manager (Chuck Brown - KE4MC) to prepare and mail the new certificate.


  • Early Bird Transcontinental Net - KB1ZKG

    The Amateur Radio Early Bird Transcontinental Net was founded December 5, 1949, for the purpose of sending military traffic in and out of the USA in war time. In 1975, it was made into a social net with the purpose of starting each day with a bit of congeniality and social comments. The net meets daily on or about 3940 KHZ from 04:45 to 06:00 ET. Please join us!!! Ten check-ins within a thirty day period* qualifies you for a 8 1/2 x 11 inch “Certificate of Membership” from the Early Bird Transcontinental Net. * This means you must stick around for the net and make a contribution to the net when called between the hours of 04:45 and 06:00ET. "In and Outs" do not count for the Ten Check-ins in the thirty day period.

  • The Beginning

    As the story goes, a group of thirteen amateur radio operators from across the United States lead by Roy "Pinky" Pinkham, W6BPT, of Santa Clara, CA, started the “Early Bird Transcontinental Net” on December 5th, 1949. This group of "hams" were dedicated to relaying non-military related personal message handling from coast to coast. With the decline of message handling, in 1975, the "Birds" reclassified their group and turned the once "message handling net" into a "nation-wide social net". Today, the net still meets each morning, providing "hams" with the ability to communicate nation-wide with their social comments. They check in from Maine to Florida, Maryland to California, and all points in between.

  • Birds on the Fence

    Additionally, many of our "birds" gather throughout the year at various organized hamfests to put an eyeball on each other and spend a little quality time "rag chewing" in person. You can usually find the Early Bird Banner flying at Dayton, Orlando, Shelby, and many other regional hamfests throughout the year. Look for us! As a new "ham" to our net, we welcome you to the net and invite you to join us for a bit of congeniality and social comment. Be sure to check in and introduce yourself! Also EBTN Mugs can be purchased at The Sign Man for $15.00 ea. When ordering be sure to request "The Early Bird Net" Mug. Give them your call sign and name you want on the mug. 73, The "Early Birds"


"The EBTN Pre Amble"
******** CQ CQ CQ. This is the Early Bird Transcontinental Net. ********
Started on 5 December 1949, the Early Bird Transcontinental Net (EBTN) was specifically created with the purpose of relaying non-Military related traffic, as received by the Amateur Radio operators in the continental United States. On or about 1975, the original purpose of the EBTN was changed to a social net to "Start each day with a bit of congeniality and social comment." The EBTN operates on a frequency of 3940 KHz, and the Net meets from 04:45 to 06:00 Eastern time each day of the year. All Amateur Radio operators possessing a General Class or higher license are encouraged to join us. New members participating in the formal portion of the Net for 10 days, in any given 30 day period of time, qualify for a beautiful 8½ by 11 inch EBTN Certificate of Membership that is quite suitable for framing and proudly displaying on your Ham Shack wall.


DONATE TO THE EBTN


The Early Bird Transcontinental Net (EBTN) does not currently charge a membership fee but we do incur costs for printing and mailing our Membership Certificates to new members and for the cost of hosting our Early Bird website. If you would like to make a donation to help support our net-related activities, please send your check or money order to our EBTN Treasurer at the mailing address shown below.

PLEASE MAKE CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO:
"Early Bird Transcontinental Net" or "E.B.T.N."
PLEASE MAIL CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO:
Early Bird Transcontinental Net
c/o EBTN Treasurer
JOHN T FRALEY, II
612 S. Fork Estates III
Moorefield, WV 26836


3.940 Daily Starting at 4:45 AM
Recent Photos

A few recent gathering Photos