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MERG Somerset Area Group

MERG Somerset Area Group

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How do I contact the Somerset Area Group

Click to send us a message,
MERG Somerset Area Group contact form

Who are the leaders of the group?

M1925 Paul Howes Group Leader
M4418 Anthony Braithwaite Deputy Group Leader
M6456 Malcolm Asker Group Communications Officer

Can I join you today?

Then make sure you join the Somerset Area Group when you are signed up and bolster the 240 members currently subscribed to our Area Group.

Select Somerset Area Group from the drop down list in Other Area Groups and press the Subscribe to Area Group button.

How do you meet?

The group normally meets on the first Saturday of every month between 10am and 1pm in Yeovil, Somerset. Meetings include some or all of the following:

  • A presentation
  • A session on a group project
  • A practical workshop

Occasionally we meet from 10am to 4pm for an extended workshop session. Dates for meetings are held in the MERG meetings diary unless otherwise stated or see When are the next Meetings? below.

The meetings are normally held at St James Church, Preston Road, Yeovil. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting can get directions from the group via the contact form.

GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS ON GATHERINGS AND TRAVEL Due to the restrictions all our meetings are currently online using Zoom video conferencing software. Zoom is easy to use so please join us online. You should find that we have either a full 3 hour meeting on a Saturday (twice a month) or a 1 hour coffee break session for every Friday morning that there is no meeting.

Do you hold workshops?

“Yes we do, sometimes together with a meeting sometimes a separate event.”

  • Members bring their own kits to assemble with help from others in the group where required
  • Members bring their own built kit for where they have failed to get it working or need to share test equipment
  • Any electronic circuit is welcome not just MERG kits
  • Members work on the current group projects together
  • Members interconnect working kits and add hardware to learn how kits can work together

What do you do at your coffee break meetings?

Members of the group meet online via Zoom software and share what they have been up to showing examples of kits they have built, railway related construction projects, ask questions where they had issues and generally help each other with advice and comments. There is a fair amount of chat and banter as members enjoy themselves in a light and friendly atmosphere.

When are the next meetings?

10:00 18-JunMERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Repair ShopThis is an online repair shop / workshop where members can bring their problem circuits and/or gadgets for the group to help rectify online. Feel free to bring your problem circuit along. Online Zoom Meeting
11:00 25-JunMERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee BreakThis is an online coffee break where members can relax and chat among themselves about Projects, Progress, Problems and Successes.Online Zoom Meeting
10:00 03-JulMERG Somerset Area Group MeetingM6456 Malcolm asker will present The ESP32-CAM. An Arduino Based wifi enabled micro video streaming device measuring only 27mm x 41mm x 4.5mm for under a tenner…. Online Zoom Meeting

Zoom online Meetings If you are already a MERG member, then You need to subscribe to the Somerset Area Group which ensures you get an emailed invite to all the above meetings

Select Somerset Area Group from the drop down list in Other Area Groups and press the Subscribe to Area Group button.

Where can I see what the group gets up to?

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