ABOUT OUR CHAPTER
North Carolina Chapter 126, located near Asheville, NC, is composed of NAWCC members living in both the Western part of North Carolina and the Northwest area of South Carolina. This chapter is supported by both clock and watch members whose interests include the areas of collecting, history, repair, and education. This chapter also prides itself in undertaking repair and restoration projects of clocks from a variety of locations including: Clemson, SC; Hendersonville, NC; Seneca, SC, Yanceyville, NC, Walhalla, SC, Albemarle, NC, Asheville, NC and Marshall, NC. These restorations covers shelf clocks, wall clocks, street clocks, and tower clocks both electrical and mechanical. Members of the Chapter teach watch and clock repair both by class and by hands on training.
The Chapter welcomes new members and visitors and invites them to attend meetings and become a part of this local Chapter and its many activities.
As part of our education mission we invite people to bring old clocks and watches to our meeting to find our more about them.
David Day will talk to us about the development on Commercial and amateur radio.
Looks like this will be a pretty cool meeting -“Only The Shadow Knows”
NAWCC Western Carolinas Chapter 126
Meeting Notice – Saturday May 12, 2018
All Members of NAWCC and Guests are Welcome to Attend Free
Program and Workshop:
09:00 Meeting Hall & Mart Open – Coffee & Donuts
10:00 Education Workshop
David Day Radio Items
10:45 Business Meeting
11:00 Program - David Day See Below
12:00 Informal Lunch after Chapter Meeting
Presentation: In The Air Around You - Radio History and Amateur Radio in Western North Carolina... by David Day, N1DAY/WI2XUF
The presentation will begin with an overview of research completed in the late 1800's that led to the development of both commercial and amateur radio.
Individuals who were instrumental in the development of radio will be discussed along with events that led to radio as we know it today.
The process of how one becomes an amateur radio operator and resources that support a vibrant amateur radio community in Western North Carolina will be presented.
The program will conclude with a brief introduction to the role of precise timekeeping in the new age of digital radio communications.
David Day is the current president of the Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Club and resides in Flat Rock, NC.
In addition to his involvement with typical amateur radio activities, he has conducted and published original research on atmospheric conditions that impact medium frequency trans-continental communications.
During the past few years, he has focused his activity on the development of an experimental low frequency radio station located in Flat Rock, NC.
Location Skyland Fire Department, 9 Miller Road, Asheville, NC 28776
Directions: Up the hill on right at the Hendersonville Road – Long Shoals Road intersection.
About 2 miles east of I26 exit 37. The meeting room on the 2nd floor can be accessed using either the elevator or stairways.
Chapter Membership: We offer an all-inclusive membership (e.g., meetings, chapter membership, picnic, email newsletter)
for $25 otherwise $5 individual and $8 family
July 14, 2018 Annual Picnic Jackson Park Hendersonville
September 8, 2018
November 10, 2018
FIND INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR OLD CLOCK OR WATCH
Have an old Clock or Watch you would like to find more about?
Bring your watch/clock to the next meeting and let the experts take a look at it. Our members have decades of experience and access to online and printed research materials to identify and see what similar items have or all selling for.
Clock and Watches have historical significance are an interesting hobby.
American Classics Elgin, Hamilton and Waltham Produced a huge amount of different watches and styles. Value is based not only on the condition and quality but also on how many were made. The “Mickey Mouse” is a cheaply made “dollar watch” but highly collectible - a very rare early vintage Betty Boop is a treasure.
However many of us have watches and clocks in our family that have been handed down and are in the words of the TV commercial “priceless”. Bring your’s to one of our meetings and find information about your family heirloom.
Skyland Fire Department
9 Miller RD
Skyland, NC 28776
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