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 <color #​ed1c24>​**March 28th 2020**</​color>​ <color #​ed1c24>​**March 28th 2020**</​color>​
  
-This meeting was postponed due to the Covid-19 virus restrictions.+This meeting was postponed due to the Covid-19 virus restrictions ​but replaced by a series of Virtual meetings using the Zoom application.
  
-Further ​Meetings ​are planned for the following dates but will be determined by Government restrictions in place at the time of the meeting:+<color #​ed1c24>​**Virtual ​Meetings**</​color>​
  
-  ​May 23rd +<color #ed1c24>**April 2020 Meetings**</​color>​
-  ​July 25th +
-  ​September 26th +
-  ​November 21st+
  
-All meetings ​are held at the club rooms of the <color #00a2e8>**Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society**</​color>​ (www.lwmrs.co.uk)+**Three ​meetings ​were held in April**. 
  
 +The first was a "set up" meeting, on **April 15th**, to ensure that all the members could logon and access the virtual space which most were able to accomplish, with about 30 members attending. **Alan Geekie** was invited to provide a "View from the Top of Merg" and was able to answer members questions. This meeting also enabled **Mike Collins** who is the Area Group moderator for the Zoom meetings to refine the registration process for members. This process is now in use and ensures the security and integrity of the meeting and its attendees. It allows members to register for a series of meetings then receive a confirmation email with an embedded link for use on the meeting day. Registered members also receive a reminder on the afternoon of the meeting.
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 +On **April 22nd**, 40 members attended to hear **Mike Plowman** give an "​Introduction to DCC" followed by **Simon West** covering "​Components of a DCC System"​. Simon'​s session was particularly interactive with members'​ questions being answered on the fly.
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 +On **April 29th**, 44 members came along to hear **David Roberts** and **Jeremy Mole** give advice about selecting and installing DCC Decoders.
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 +After three meetings, a "​poll"​ was held to determine how the members wished to proceed. Overwhelmingly,​ the members wanted to continue with 90 minute meetings generally on a fortnightly basis.
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 +<color #​ed1c24>​**Meetings for May 2020**</​color>​
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 +**Meeting 1**: Wednesday, May 13th at 7pm:
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 +Members'​ Projects:
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 +An Arduino driven traverser - Keith Newton
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 +Arduino DCC++ - Alan Ferriday
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 +**Meeting 2**: Wednesday May 20th at 7pm.
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 +Aligning DCC decoder sounds with the real world of driving an engine. - John Gowers
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 +**Meeting 3**: Wednesday May 27th at 7pm.
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 +Members'​ Projects:
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 +Progress with CANCOMPUTE - John Fletcher
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 +Configuring DCC Decoders - David Roberts
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 +All meetings in normal times are held at the club rooms of the <color #​00a2e8>​**Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society**</​color>​ (www.lwmrs.co.uk)
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 +To attend a Virtual Warwickshire,​ North Oxfordshire MERG Area Group Meeting you must be a MERG member and opt for communications from the WNO Group. You will then receive invitations to register for the Virtual Meetings.
  
 More details are available on the Warwickshire,​ North Oxfordshire Area Group'​s Page of the Forum. More details are available on the Warwickshire,​ North Oxfordshire Area Group'​s Page of the Forum.
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