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 ^  Next Meeting ​ ^ ^  Next Meeting ​ ^
-|**<​color red>​There are <​COUNTDOWN:​10:​00 2019-08-27|the next Virtual Meeting (10:​00 ​BST on 27-August-2019)></​color>​** |+|**<​color red>​There are <​COUNTDOWN:​10:​00 2019-12-10|the next Virtual Meeting (10:​00 ​GMT on 10th December ​2019)></​color>​** |
  
 ===== MERG Virtual Area Group ===== ===== MERG Virtual Area Group =====
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 ==== Area Group Coordinator ==== ==== Area Group Coordinator ====
  
-Allan Geekie M5173+Allan Geekie M5173 - email address: vag@merg.org.uk
  
 ==== How It Works ==== ==== How It Works ====
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 This group now uses Zoom to conduct a group meeting from member'​s homes or workplaces. It was formed in October 2018 to assess the usefulness of video conferencing technology. This group now uses Zoom to conduct a group meeting from member'​s homes or workplaces. It was formed in October 2018 to assess the usefulness of video conferencing technology.
  
-The calls last one hour and to participate,​ members need a mobile phone, tablet or a PC / Mac with a camera and microphone. ​ +The calls last one hour and to participate,​ members need a mobile phone, tablet or a PC / Mac with a camera and microphone. ​Recently we have started to enable members to join by telephone if they have limited broadband facilities.
  
 In order to join the group you need to send an email to Allan at vag@merg.org.uk. In order to join the group you need to send an email to Allan at vag@merg.org.uk.
  
-Calls are scheduled in advance and are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 11:00GMT or 10:​00BST. ​Agendas ​are agreed in advance. ​+Calls are scheduled in advance and are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:00GMT or 10:​00BST. ​Topics ​are agreed in advance. ​
  
-When it is time to start a call, a voice and video conference is opened up which has thumbnails of each video participant and any shared presentations or desktops. The call leader facilitates the call and the discussions and tries to get through the agenda in the agreed time. Zoom has two views available. The first is the speaker view which selects the video stream from the person speaking. The second is Gallery view which shows streams from all participants. THese streams are larger than the thumbnails+When it is time to start a call, a voice and video conference is opened up which has thumbnails of each video participant and any shared presentations or desktops. The call leader facilitates the call and the discussions and tries to get through the agenda in the agreed time. Zoom has two views available. The first is the speaker view which selects the video stream from the person speaking. The second is Gallery view which shows streams from all participants.
  
 Members are participating from:- Members are participating from:-
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 ==== Next Meeting ==== ==== Next Meeting ====
  
-**<color red>​There are <​COUNTDOWN:​10:​00 2019-08-27|the next Virtual Meeting (10:​00 ​BST on 27-August-2019)></​color>​**+**<color red>​There are <​COUNTDOWN:​10:​00 2019-12-10|the next Virtual Meeting (10:​00 ​GMT on 10th December ​2019)></​color>​**
  
 The proposed agenda is as  follows The proposed agenda is as  follows
  
-=== 27th August ===+Tuesday 10th December 2019 - 10:00 GMT
  
-^Item^Leader^Minutes^Notes^ +^Item^Leader^Notes^ 
-|  ​Future Topics|Discussion ​5 ​ |Initial discussion while members join the call+|  ​Journal Feedback|AllanWe will take a few minutes to gather some feedback regarding ​the December Journal ​
-|  ​Station Destination Boards|Discussion ​45 ​ |An opportunity to discuss hardware and messaging systems| +|  ​Tales from the Kitlocker|Judi RastallA good opportunity to learn more about this essential part of MERG|
-|  Burning Topics|Discussion| ​ 10  |Does anybody need some help?|+
  
-Once you have confirmed with the leader that you wish to participate,​ you will receive a reminder email on the day before the call and a second email 10 minutes before the call with a link to enable you to join the call.+Once you have confirmed with the leader that you wish to participate,​ you will receive a reminder email on the day before the call and a second email 15 minutes before the call with a link to enable you to join the call.
  
  
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 Calls are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 11:00GMT or 10:00BST. The calls scheduled for 2019 are listed in the[[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​meetings.php#​|MERG Meeting Programme]]. Calls are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 11:00GMT or 10:00BST. The calls scheduled for 2019 are listed in the[[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​meetings.php#​|MERG Meeting Programme]].
  
-Currently the group have agreed the meetings until the end of June, there are calendar entries up to the end of September but these may change.+Currently the group have agreed the meetings until the end of December, there are calendar entries up to the end of September but these may change.
  
 Agendas exist for some future meetings - these may change. Agendas exist for some future meetings - these may change.
  
-I've scheduled some discussions over the holiday season so that we can deal more easily with fluctuation numbers of participants. 
  
  
 +=== December Schedule ====
  
 +^Time/​Date^Item^Leader^Notes^
 +|18:30 GMT 17th|  Layout Wiring|All| |
  
 +This is the initial outline for the programme over the next few months. It will change as I agree dates with presenters.
  
-=== 10th September ===+Suggestions for additional topics would be welcome.
  
-^Item^Leader^Minutes^Notes^ +I am deliberately trying to leave some gaps so that we can insert topics at short notice.
-|  JOurnal Feedback|Discussion| ​ 5  |Initial discussion while members join the call| +
-|  TTH CANCAB|Ian Hart|  45  |Ian will summarise the work he has been doing on a through the hole CANCAB and other projects on his workbench| +
-|  Burning Topics|Discussion| ​ 10  |Does anybody need some help?|+
  
-=== 24th September === +^Date / Time^Topic^Topic Lead
- +|**January 2020**||| 
-^Item^Leader^Minutes^Notes+|14th 18:30GMT|Train Detection ​Discussion|All| 
- ​Future Topics|Discussion| ​ ​5  ​|Initial discussion while members join the call+|21st 10:​00GMT|MERG in 2020|Martin Perry
-|Getting Started with PlatformIO|Dave McCabe|45|What is PlatformIO+|28th 10:00GMT|Radio Throttles Discussion|All| 
-|:::|:::|:::|PlatformIO initial configuration+|**February**||| 
-|:::|:::|:::|Compiling code+|11th 10:00GMT|CANV* Modules|Ian Hart| 
-|:::|:::|:::|Flashing using ST-Link+|18th 18:30GMT|TBA|All
-|:::|:::|:::|Debugging+|25th 10:00GMT|Arduino Discussion|All| 
-|:::|:::|:::|Using ST-LInk intro using PlatformIOUnifiedDebuger+|**March**||| 
- ​Burning Topics|Discussion| ​ ​10 ​ |Does anybody need some help?|+|10th 10:00 GMT|3D Resin Printing|Chris Walsh and Roger Woodward| 
 +|17th 18:30GMT|What is on our Workbenches?​|All
 +|24th 10:00 GMT|TBA|All| 
 +|**April**||| 
 +|14th 10:00|TBA | 
 +|21st 18:30GMT|TBA|All
 +|28th 10:00GMT|Raspberry Pi Discussion|All|
  
 There is a standby list of topics that appear regularly:- There is a standby list of topics that appear regularly:-
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 ==== Previous Meetings in 2019 ==== ==== Previous Meetings in 2019 ====
 +
 +26th November 2019 18:30 GMT
 +
 +^Item^Leader^Notes^
 +|  Video Recording of VAG calls|All|My original of a policy is not working due to space restrictions at Zoom; we need to agree a policy; I can provide an update on the recent problems.|
 +
 +19th November 2019 18:30 GMT
 +
 +^Item^Leader^Notes^
 +|  DCC PMP Kits Discussion|All|This is the first of the evening discussion callsd. We weill start with PMP DCC kits but see where it takes us. |
 +
 +12th November 2019 10:00 GMT
 +
 +^Item^Leader^Notes^
 +|  Merg Feedback|Allan|Feedback from the Thirsk event and AGM|
 +|  Getting Started with PlatformIO|Dave McCabe|What is PlatformIO?​|
 +
 +=== October 22nd ===
 +
 +^Item^Leader^Minutes^Notes^
 +|Designing PCBs|Alan Turner| 30 | |
 +|MERG Online|Martin Sebborn | 30  | |
 +
 +=== October 8th ===
 +
 +^Item^Leader^Minutes^Notes^
 +|Journal - The Road to JMRI series|Allan| 40 | |
 +|Challenge the Group| All | 20 |This is an opportunity to ask the group for help with problems on your layout or  with electronics in general|
 +
 +=== 24th September ===
 +
 +^Item^Leader^Minutes^Notes^
 +|  More Wires or More Modules|Discussion| ​ 40  | Duncan lit the blue touchpaper on the Forum|
 +
 +=== 10th September ===
 +
 +^Item^Leader^Minutes^Notes^
 +|  Journal Feedback|Discussion| ​ 5  |Initial discussion while members join the call|
 +|  MERG Update|Allan| ​ 5  |Update from the last committee meeting|
 +|  CBUS for Beginners|Discussion| ​ 20  |How to progress the idea of helping CBUS adoption for new users|
 +|  TTH CANCAB|Discussion| ​ 30  |General discussion|
 +
 +=== 27th August ===
 +
 +^Item^Leader^Minutes^Notes^
 +|  Future Topics|Discussion| ​ 5  |Initial discussion while members join the call|
 +|  Station Destination Boards|Discussion| ​ 45  |An opportunity to discuss hardware and messaging systems|
 +|  Burning Topics|Discussion| ​ 10  |Does anybody need some help?|
  
 === 13th August === === 13th August ===
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