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The Leading Society for Model Railway Electronics

December 2021

2nd December

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
If anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.

3rd December

14:00 : Cumbria AG Monthly
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly zoom meeting

4th December

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
St James Church Hall, Preston Road Yeovil BA21 3RL
Following on from Ron's prototyping board method, Paul will lead us through building a circuit using a solderless board system. It is intended that all will be given identical equipment and be able to create the circuit at the same time.

14:00 : MERG NI AG Monthly Meeting
Cooke Centenary Church Hall
Usually a mix of presentation, chat and workshop

7th December

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall and Online Zoom Meeting
Mark Riddoch will give part 1 of his "Introduction to Arduinos". Part 2 will follow in January (the 11th, not the 4th)

9th December

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
If anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.

19:30 : South Hants Area Group Meeting
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
Our Thursday night group meeting. All MERG members are welcome to attend.

10th December

14:00 : Wales_NAG: Whatever Happened to ATC?
Online Zoom Meeting
The ATC review concluded in October. This call will discuss the process used and summarise the conclusions at the final review meeting.

11th December

10:00 : Tayside Area Group
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
Come along and join in with kit building and layout construction, ask questions or listen to a talk. If there is a topic you would like to see covered then please ask.

12th December

11:00 : Scottish Borders Area Group
Face to Face meeting
Scottish Borders Face to Face Meeting at Hawick Men's Shed 7 Lothian Street Hawick TD9 9HD

13th December

19:30 : JALSIG Zoom meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Chic Thomson will talk more about Hard JAL made easy as featured on page 6 of the December 2021 Journal. This promises to be a very useful session for each and every user of JAL.

14th December

09:30 : 09:30 UTC Virtual AG: Christmas Electronics
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Area Group Meeting. A free flowing discussion of how members have used electronics to celebrate Christmas on their layout or at home.
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19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
To be advised

15th December

19:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire VIRTUAL Area Group meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Ian Kay will present the third part of his life on the railway.

16th December

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Meeting
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19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
If anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.

17th December

11:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online coffee break where members can relax and chat among themselves about Projects, Progress, Problems and Successes.

18th December

10:00 : South Hants Area Group Saturday workshop
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
Another of our Saturday workshops. All MERG members are welcome to attend. Members can arrive and leave at any time that is convenient to them during the session.

12:30 : MERG ANZAG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
12:30 AEST start time. Please join the ANZAG virtual monthly meeting. This month is coffee chat format.

19th December

19:00 : Irish Area Group virtual meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting with the Irish Area Group.

22nd December

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Time for a chat, exchange of ideas and discussion around ideas and plans for exhibition materials.

19:30 : Cardiff Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Zoom Meeting

23rd December

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
If anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.

25th December

11:00 : East Scotland workshop
West Calder

27th December

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
There will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine the code in another PMP kit. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

30th December

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
If anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.

January 2022

5th January

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

6th January

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

8th January

14:00 : MERG NI Ag meeting
Cooke Centenary Church
Usually a mix of presentation, chat and workshop

9th January

10:00 : West Midlands Area Group Meeting
Titford Pump House, Engine Street, OLDBURY, West Midlands B69 4NL
More details to follow near the time

11:00 : Scottish Borders Area Group
Hawick Men's Shed 7 Lothian Street Hawick TD9 9HD
Coffee and Chat and to work on our layout we are building also discussion on kits and projects

10th January

19:30 : JALSIG Zoom meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Information exchange. A session where members can describe a project they are working on or wish to ask a question(s) about how to do something.

11th January

09:30 : 09:30 UTC Virtual AG: Kitlocker Showcase
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group. The Kitlocker team will be the stars of this call; more details nearer the date.
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19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall and Online Zoom Meeting
Mark Riddoch will give part 2 of his "Introduction to Arduinos".

13th January

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

15th January

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

12:30 : MERG ANZAG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
12:30 AEST start time. Please join the ANZAG virtual monthly meeting. This month is coffee chat format.

20th January

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
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19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

21st January

14:00 : Wales_NAG - shuttle + presentation by Davy Dick
Online Zoom Meeting
Davy Dick will be presenting his development of the developing the shuttle plus project. he will show how it operates. This will be followed with future meetings among the members to build and operate the shuttle plus.

22nd January

10:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxford Area Group
LWMRS Clubrooms
All things Arduino including the CBUS interface - John Fletcher

23rd January

19:30 : Scottish Borders Area Group
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and Chat on Zoom

24th January

19:30 : JAL Beginners' session
Online Zoom Meeting
Sessions that should help those new to JAL to get a handle on how to make it work for them. If you have questions about using JAL then please raise them here.

25th January

19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

27th January

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

February 2022

1st February

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall and Online Zoom Meeting
Mick Moignard's will give a talk and demonstration on DecoderPro.

2nd February

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

3rd February

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

5th February

14:00 : MERG NI AG Monthly Meeting
Cooke Centenary Church Hall
Usually a mix of presentation, chat and workshop

8th February

09:30 : 09:30 UTC Virtual AG: Discussion - Help Me - My Kit Don't Work
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group. Discussion around what more we might do to help members who, having built their MERG kits, find that they don't seem to function as they should.
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19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

10th February

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

14th February

19:30 : JALSIG Zoom meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Information exchange. A session where members can describe a project they are working on or wish to ask a question(s) about how to do something.

16th February

19:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Area Group
Online Zoom Meeting

17th February

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
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19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

19th February

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

12:30 : MERG ANZAG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
12:30 AEST start time. Please join the ANZAG virtual monthly meeting. This month is coffee chat format.

22nd February

19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

24th February

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

26th February

11:00 : East Scotland workshop
West Calder

28th February

19:30 : JAL Beginners' session
Online Zoom Meeting
Sessions that should help those new to JAL to get a handle on how to make it work for them. If you have questions about using JAL then please raise them here.

March 2022

1st March

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall and Online Zoom Meeting
Martin Perry will give a talk in 2 halves about his layout "Folkestone International". Part 1 will be "Building and Development", followed by a break, then part 2 will be "Under the Hood".

2nd March

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

3rd March

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

5th March

14:00 : MERG NI AG Monthly Meeting
Cooke Centenary Church Hall
Usually a mix of presentation, chat and workshop

8th March

09:30 : 09:30 UTC Virtual AG: Placeholder
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group. Presentation TBA.
Click for more information

19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

10th March

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

14th March

19:30 : JALSIG Zoom meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Information exchange. A session where members can describe a project they are working on or wish to ask a question(s) about how to do something.

17th March

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
Click for more information

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

19th March

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

12:30 : MERG ANZAG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
12:30 AEST start time. Please join the ANZAG virtual monthly meeting. This month is coffee chat format.

22nd March

19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

24th March

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

26th March

10:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxford Area Group
LWMRS Clubrooms

28th March

19:30 : JAL Beginners' session
Online Zoom Meeting
Sessions that should help those new to JAL to get a handle on how to make it work for them. If you have questions about using JAL then please raise them here.

31st March

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

April 2022

2nd April

14:00 : MERG NI AG Monthly Meeting
Cooke Centenary Church Hall
Usually a mix of presentation, chat and workshop

5th April

19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall and Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

6th April

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

9th April

10:00 : West Midlands Area Group Meeting
Titford Pump House, Engine Street, OLDBURY, West Midlands B69 4NL
Details to follow

11th April

19:30 : JALSIG Zoom meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Information exchange. A session where members can describe a project they are working on or wish to ask a question(s) about how to do something.

12th April

09:30 : 08:30 UTC Virtual AG: Placeholder
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group
Click for more information

16th April

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

12:30 : MERG ANZAG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
12:30 AEST start time. Please join the ANZAG virtual monthly meeting. This month is coffee chat format.

19th April

19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

20th April

19:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Area Group
Online Zoom Meeting

21st April

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
Click for more information

25th April

19:30 : JAL Beginners' session
Online Zoom Meeting
Sessions that should help those new to JAL to get a handle on how to make it work for them. If you have questions about using JAL then please raise them here.

27th April

10:00 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A talk, and/or a chat.

May 2022

3rd May

19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall and Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

4th May

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

9th May

19:30 : JALSIG Zoom meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Information exchange. A session where members can describe a project they are working on or wish to ask a question(s) about how to do something.

10th May

09:30 : 08:30 UTC Virtual AG: Placeholder
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group
Click for more information

17th May

19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

19th May

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
Click for more information

21st May

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

12:30 : MERG ANZAG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
12:30 AEST start time. Please join the ANZAG virtual monthly meeting. This month is coffee chat format.

23rd May

19:30 : JAL Beginners' session
Online Zoom Meeting
Sessions that should help those new to JAL to get a handle on how to make it work for them. If you have questions about using JAL then please raise them here.

25th May

10:00 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A talk, and/or a chat.

28th May

10:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxford Area Group
LWMRS Clubrooms

June 2022

1st June

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

7th June

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall and Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

13th June

19:30 : JALSIG Zoom meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Information exchange. A session where members can describe a project they are working on or wish to ask a question(s) about how to do something.

14th June

09:30 : 08:30 UTC Virtual AG: Placeholder
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group
Click for more information

16th June

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
Click for more information

18th June

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

12:30 : MERG ANZAG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
12:30 AEST start time. Please join the ANZAG virtual monthly meeting. This month is coffee chat format.

22nd June

10:00 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A talk, and/or a chat.

27th June

19:30 : JAL Beginners' session
Online Zoom Meeting
Sessions that should help those new to JAL to get a handle on how to make it work for them. If you have questions about using JAL then please raise them here.

July 2022

5th July

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall and Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

6th July

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

10th July

10:00 : West Midlands Area Group Meeting
Titford Pump House, Engine Street, OLDBURY, West Midlands B69 4NL
More details to follow

11th July

19:30 : JALSIG Zoom meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Information exchange. A session where members can describe a project they are working on or wish to ask a question(s) about how to do something.

12th July

09:30 : 08:30 UTC Virtual AG: Placeholder
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group
Click for more information

16th July

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

12:30 : MERG ANZAG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
12:30 AEST start time. Please join the ANZAG virtual monthly meeting. This month is coffee chat format.

21st July

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
Click for more information

23rd July

10:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxford Area Group
LWMRS Clubrooms

25th July

19:30 : JAL Beginners' session
Online Zoom Meeting
Sessions that should help those new to JAL to get a handle on how to make it work for them. If you have questions about using JAL then please raise them here.

27th July

10:00 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A talk, and/or a chat.

August 2022

2nd August

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall and Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

3rd August

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

8th August

19:30 : JALSIG Zoom meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Information exchange. A session where members can describe a project they are working on or wish to ask a question(s) about how to do something.

9th August

09:30 : 08:30 UTC Virtual AG: Placeholder
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group
Click for more information

18th August

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
Click for more information

20th August

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

22nd August

19:30 : JAL Beginners' session
Online Zoom Meeting
Sessions that should help those new to JAL to get a handle on how to make it work for them. If you have questions about using JAL then please raise them here.

24th August

10:00 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A talk, and/or a chat.

September 2022

6th September

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall and Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

7th September

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

12th September

19:30 : JALSIG Zoom meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Information exchange. A session where members can describe a project they are working on or wish to ask a question(s) about how to do something.

13th September

09:30 : Virtual AG: Placeholder
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group
Click for more information

15th September

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
Click for more information

17th September

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

24th September

10:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Area Group
LWMRS Clubroom

26th September

19:30 : JAL Beginners' session
Online Zoom Meeting
Sessions that should help those new to JAL to get a handle on how to make it work for them. If you have questions about using JAL then please raise them here.

28th September

10:00 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A talk, and/or a chat.

October 2022

4th October

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall
TBA

5th October

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

10th October

19:30 : JALSIG Zoom meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Information exchange. A session where members can describe a project they are working on or wish to ask a question(s) about how to do something.

11th October

09:30 : Virtual AG: Placeholder
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group
Click for more information

15th October

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

20th October

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
Click for more information

24th October

19:30 : JAL Beginners' session
Online Zoom Meeting
Sessions that should help those new to JAL to get a handle on how to make it work for them. If you have questions about using JAL then please raise them here.

26th October

10:00 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A talk, and/or a chat.

November 2022

1st November

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall
TBA