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 ^  Next Meeting ​ ^ ^  Next Meeting ​ ^
-|**<​color red>​There are <​COUNTDOWN:​09:00 2019-09-24|the next Virtual Meeting (10:00 BST on 24-September-2019)></​color>​** |+|**<​color red>​There are <​COUNTDOWN:​18:30 2020-02-18|the next Virtual Meeting (18:30 GMT on 18th February 2020)></​color>​** |
  
 ===== MERG Virtual Area Group ===== ===== MERG Virtual Area Group =====
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 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:​09:00 2019-09-24|the next Virtual Meeting (09:00 BST on 24-September-2019)></​color>​**+**<color red>​There are <​COUNTDOWN:​18:30 2020-02-18|the next Virtual Meeting (18:30 GMT on 18th February 2020)></​color>​**
  
 The proposed agenda is as  follows The proposed agenda is as  follows
  
-=== 24th September ===+**Tuesday 11th February 2020 10:00 GMT**
  
-^Item^Leader^Minutes^Notes^ +^Topic^Leader^Notes^ 
- ​Future Topics|Discussion ​5 ​ |Initial ​discussion ​while members join the call| +|Changing Points|All|A general ​discussion ​on the topic of changing points - I guess we will start with a finger!|
-|Getting Started ​with PlatformIO|Dave McCabe|45|What is PlatformIO| +
-|:::​|:::​|:::​|PlatformIO initial configuration| +
-|:::​|:::​|:::​|Compiling code| +
-|:::​|:::​|:::​|Flashing using ST-Link| +
-|:::​|:::​|:::​|Debugging| +
-|:::​|:::​|:::​|Using ST-LInk intro using PlatformIOUnifiedDebuger| +
-|  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 10 / 15 minutes before the call with a link to enable you to join.
  
  
-==== Future Meetings ​in 2019 ====+==== Future Meetings ====
  
-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 ​third and fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:00GMT or 18:30GMT. The calls scheduled ​
- +
-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.+
  
 Agendas exist for some future meetings - these may change. Agendas exist for some future meetings - these may change.
- 
-=== 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| 
- 
-=== October 22nd === 
- 
-^Item^Leader^Minutes^Notes^ 
-|Designing PCBs|Alan Turner| 30 | | 
-|MERG Online|Martin Sebborn | 30  | | 
- 
-This is the initial outline for the programme over the next few months. It will change as I agree dates with presenters. 
  
 Suggestions for additional topics would be welcome. Suggestions for additional topics would be welcome.
  
-I am deliberately trying to leave some gaps so that we can insert ​topics ​at short notice. +Some discussion ​topics ​may move if needed.
- +
-^Date^Topic^Topic Lead^ +
-|Nov 12|MERG Feedback| |  +
-|:::|DCC PMPs - discussion|Allan| +
-|:::|TBA| | +
-|Nov 26|What is on our Workbenches?​|All| +
-|Dec 10|Journal Feedback| +
-|:::​|Railcom| | +
-|:::|Tales from the Kitlocker|Judi| +
-|**2020**||| +
-|Jan 7|Arduino| | +
-|:::|TBA| | +
-|Jan 21|MERG in 2020|Martin Perry| +
-|:::|5 3D Printed Objects|Allan| +
-|Feb 4|Raspberry Pi| | +
-|:::​|Signalling| | +
-|Feb 18|MERG Feedback| | +
-|:::|PMP PCBs|Allan|+
  
 +^Date / Time^Topic^Topic Lead^
 +|**February**|||
 +|25th 10:00 GMT|What is on our Workbenches?​|All|
 +|**March**|||
 +|10th 10:00 GMT|3D Resin Printing|Chris Walsh and Roger Woodward|
 +|17th 18:30 GMT|Colour Light Signals|All|
 +|24th 10:00 GMT|Journal Discussion|All|
 +|**April**|||
 +|14th 10:00 BST|What is on our Workbenches?​ |All|
 +|21st 18:30 BST|Semaphore Signals|All|
 +|28th 10:00 BST|Arduino Discussion|All|
 +|**May**|||
 +|14th 10:00 BST|Fusion 360|Dave McCabe|
 +|21st 18:30 BST|DC Control|All|
 +|28th 10:00 BST|Raspberry Pi Discussion|All|
 +|**June**|||
 +|9th 10:00 BST|Success with Surface Mount Devices|Duncan Greenwood|
 +|16th 18:30 BST|TBA|All|
 +|23rd 10:00 BST|TBA|All|
 +|**July**|||
 +|14th 10:00 BST|TBA|All|
 +|21st 18:30 BST|TBA|All|
 +|28th 10:00 BST|TBA|All|
 +|**August**|||
 +|14th 10:00 BST|TBA|All|
 +|21st 18:30 BST|TBA|All|
 +|28th 10:00 BST|TBA|All|
 +|**September**|||
 +|14th 10:00 BST|Signalling|Dave McCabe|
 +|21st 18:30 BST|What is on our Workbenches?​|All|
 +|28th 10:00 BST|TBA|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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   * 3D Printing   * 3D Printing
   * Blue Pill Microcontrollers.   * Blue Pill Microcontrollers.
 +==== Previous Meetings in 2020 ====
  
 +**Tuesday 11th February 2020 10:00 GMT**
 +
 +^Topic^Leader^Notes^
 +|CANV* Modules|Ian Hart|Ian will talk about the new CANV range of modules, now in production and about to appear in the Kitlocker|
 +
 +**Tuesday 28th January 2020 10:00 GMT**
 +
 +^Topic^Leader^Notes^
 +|Radio Throttles Discussion|All|A general discussion around wireless communication with hand-held throttles.|
 +
 +Tuesday 21st January 2020 10:00 GMT
 +
 +^Topic^Leader^Notes^
 +|MERG in 2020|Martin Perry|MERG Chairman, Martin Perry discusses what MERG will be doing in the coming year.|
 +
 +Tuesday 14th January 2020 18:30 GMT
 +
 +^Topic^Leader^Notes^
 +|Train Detection Discussion|All|A general discussion around train detection using light, lasers, magnets, current consumption and any other ideas that members can devise|
 ==== Previous Meetings in 2019 ==== ==== Previous Meetings in 2019 ====
 +
 +Tuesday 17th December 2019 18:30 GMT
 +
 +^Topic^Leader^Notes^
 +|  Layout Wiring|All| A general discussion on the basics of wiring a layout|
 +
 +Tuesday 10th December 2019 - 10:00 GMT
 +
 +^Item^Leader^Notes^
 +|  Journal Feedback|Allan| We will take a few minutes to gather some feedback regarding the December Journal |
 +|  Tales from the Kitlocker|Judi Rastall| A good opportunity to learn more about this essential part of MERG|
 +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 === === 10th September ===
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