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MERG ATC Special Interest Group (SIG)

A zoom meeting group onlydelete this line if it is not required

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What are the Aims of the SIG?

This Special Interest Group ( SIG), has been created for discussion among those members using the MERG ATC kits to automate their model railways in whole or in part. The ATC kits use DC analogue traction control. This SIG is related to the Automation SIG and to the DC SIG but has a tighter focus.

How do I contact the ATC SIG?


Please indicate ATC SIG in your message

NN is the SIG number

Would you like to join today?

Update area group name.

Not a member? then

and sign up to this Special Interest Group. If you are already a member

Select ATC SIG from the drop down list in Other SIGs and press the Subscribe to SIG button.

How do you meet?

Provide meeting details

The group meets online using Zoom and members may join the meetings from around the globe.

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DateEventDescriptionLocationLink
16:00 11-MarATC SIG ZoomMonthly ATC SIG Zoom call. Discussions about ATC hardware, software and interconnections. You are very welcome to join us if you need advice on how to use the ATC on your layout.Online Zoom MeetingLink
16:00 08-AprATC SIG ZoomMonthly ATC SIG Zoom call. Discussions about ATC hardware, software and interconnections. You are very welcome to join us if you need advice on how to use the ATC on your layout.Online Zoom MeetingLink

How do Video Calls Work?

To join in you may need to add a headset with microphone and optionally a camera to your device, if they are not built in. You will receive a link which will get you into the meeting, automatically installing Zoom on your device if necessary.

Calls are scheduled and topics announced in advance.

Zoom provides thumbnails of each video participant and any shared presentations or desktops. The call host facilitates the meeting/questions/discussion. Zoom has developed a lot during Covid and I can't describe all the features here.

Usually everyone mutes their microphone to avoid a lot of noise from phones, clocks chiming, family activity etc. To speak you can just press the spacebar to (after a slight pause) temporarily unmute.

You can select among several icons to, for example raise a hand, clap, agree, vote etc. Useful for questioning.

You can also type “chat” either with everyone or with a selected participant. This is quite a good way to have a one-to-one conversation without involving/annoying everyone else. It can also be used to distribute weblinks etc although there are many other ways to “share” (with permission) screens, documents, open apps, whiteboard and so on.

If you would like to try out Zoom, then there is a test meeting service where you are the only participant and you can experiment with the various options available.

This link is available to anybody, not just members of the virtual area group.


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public/atcsig.txt · Last modified: 2023/12/19 14:23 by grovenor