The Annual Picnic is back outdoors at Jackson Park.
For this year’s auction and mart anything goes Cars, Boats, Pirate Gold etc.If you think you can sell it - bring it. 
PLEASE RSVP SO THAT WE CAN BE SURE TO HAVE ENOUGH GOODIES.Contact Ed Kara (828-654-7943) ( by TUE. July 10.

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July14,2018 NAWCC Chapter 126 Picnic Meeting at Jackson Park in Henderson
ALL MEMBERS OF NAWCC AND THEIR GUESTS ARE WELCOME  Meeting COST: $5 Individual $10 family Includes Lunch  
Meeting is Free for Chapter Season Pass holders
We have reserved the larger Pavilion at Jackson Park in Hendersonville. This will insure that every thing will be covered and have more seating.
Coffee & Donuts for early arrivers and the Picnic Lunch around Noon. Catered by Dickey’s which will include Pulled Pork BBQ,
smoked beef brisket potato salad the usual picnic fair.
Auction:   Wayne Arcuri will be the auctioneer this year. 
If there are too many items we may limit the auction to around the best items or box lots selected by the auction committee. 
A $1 donation to the chapter is encouraged from successful sellers. 
The auction rules are as follows:
(1)      Each item will be numbered and tagged.
(2)      The seller may bid on their items to protect them from selling below a minimum amount.
(3)      There is no charge for putting an item in the auction or to buy back your items.
(4)      At the end of the auction, the seller and the buyer complete the sale.
(5)      Chapter 126 is not responsible for auction items in any manner.
(6)      The decision of the auctioneer is final and cannot be altered.
Jackson Park in Hendersonville
Driving Directions: From I-26 -Take U.S. 64 West exit towards downtown Hendersonville. Continue onto 4 Seasons Boulevard (U.S. 64) for 1.6 miles. 
After a wetland area on the left, turn LEFT at the 5th traffic light (Harris Street). Go 0.2 miles to STOP sign at end of street. Turn LEFT onto E. 4th Avenue, enter park and go to Pavilion # 1

Last May 12th Meeting 

Over 25 members and guests gathered at the Skyland Fire Department for the May 2018 bi-monthly meeting of Chapter #126.

The meeting featured coffee and donuts, the new “Flea Market Table at the Mart for Other Collectibles and Items of Interest” .


Presentation:  In The Air Around You - Radio History and Amateur Radio in Western North Carolina... by David Day, N1DAY/WI2XUF

Radio has played a part in precise time keeping and both have been significant in navigation. 

The presentation began 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 were 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 presented and several chapter members haveradio licenses.

Biography: 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

The next Meeting will be July 14, 2018   Annual Picnic & Auction at Jackson Park Hendersonville


2018 Officers:

  President – Wayne Arcuri,

  Vice President – Dan McBride,

  Treasurer – David Moline,

   Secretary – Ed Kara,


Upcoming Meetings:

July 14, 2018    Annual Picnic Jackson Park Hendersonville

September 8, 2018           

November 10, 2018        

Meeting March 10, 2018

The Education Workshop  was the disassembly and assembly of a Marine Chronometer by John Huber.  John did a great job.
Taking thing apart is usually the easy part for many of us, but assembly - not so much.
However, John calmly walked us through the process and at the end the chronometer was running with no extra parts.

Featured Program - Marine Chronometers John Huber A historical review of the history of Marine Chronometers. 
Covering early contributions by da Vinci, Hook, Harrison and others. 
during World War II when the Hamilton Watch Company perfected the process of mass production.
This enabled it to produce thousands of its
Hamilton Model 21 and 22 chronometers for the U.S.  Army and Navy and other allied Navies


David Day Radio Presentation May Meeting

Meeting March 10, 2018

John Huber Demonstrating assembly and disassembly of Marine Chronometer

Dewey Johnson along with his wife Jan and other volunteers make sure the Chapter has coffee and donuts at every meeting.
We appreciate these folks.

Rick Strickland did an excellent workshop in January  on setting up barrels in modern watches