The Virtual Area Group uses a Zoom video call to meet every Tuesday for an hour or more.
|18:30 02-Jun||Virtual Area Group||A show and tell session where members show work-in-progress materials from their workbenches and describe their successes ... and failures.||Zoom video call||Link|
|10:00 09-Jun||Virtual Area Group||John Gowers will share his thoughts on mimic panel design.||Zoom video call||Link|
|12:30 16-Jun||Virtual Area Group||Martin Perry will select a current MERG kit and explain how it works using the circuit diagram and the components on the printed circuit board.||Zoom video call||Link|
|14:30 21-Jun||Area Group Leaders Meeting||How to use the MERG Diary to plan and promote your area group meetings.||Zoom video call|
|10:00 23-Jun||Virtual Area Group||Allan Geekie will demonstrate how zoom can make use of multiple cameras and windows to provide a seamless demonstration and diagnostic capability.||Zoom video call||Link|
|18:30 30-Jun||Virtual Area Group||Dave McCabe will follow through on his earlier overview of the Universal Formware by going through step by step of how to configure a CANMIO, CANv* or CANUIO to move a servo.||Zoom video call||Link|
|18:30 07-Jul||Virtual Area Group||Pete Brownlow will give us an update on what is happening in the worlds of CBUS and JMRI.||Zoom video call||Link|
|10:00 14-Jul||Virtual Area Group||Allan Geekie will encourage members to discuss developments in the control of DC power to a model railway track.||Zoom video call||Link|
|12:30 21-Jul||Virtual Area Group||Martin Perry will select a current MERG kit and explain how it works using the circuit diagram and the components on the printed circuit board.||Zoom video call||Link|
|10:00 28-Jul||Virtual Area Group||Dave McCabe will present a CBUS wiring strategy for a large club O gauge layout.||Zoom video call||Link|
|18:30 04-Aug||Virtual Area Group||Ron Pluck will describe his own individual approach to programming Arduino modules.||Zoom conference call||Link|
|10:00 11-Aug||Virtual Area Group||Judi Rastall and Paul Tomkins will give an update on all things kit related in another episode of Tales from the Kitlocker.||Zoom video call||Link|
The times vary to try and make the calls work for different time zones. We regularly welcome members from: -
Calls are recorded and made available to all members through MERG TV; presentation materials are also available.
Allan Geekie - you can contact Allan using the MERG Area Group contact form
In April 2020 we carried out a poll of VAG members and the following topics were identified as the most popular: -
Members can suggest topics at any time using the member email system.
Members can access more information here.