Approved Morse Assessors

Assessing a test

A master list of Approved Assessors and the speed of tests they are authorized to conduct is maintained by Regional Managers for their respective areas. Approved Assessors may conduct tests to the next level down to which they are themselves qualified i.e. an Assessor competent at 12wpm is authorised to conduct tests at 5wpm.

To become an Approved Assessor, applicants must apply to their Regional Manager using a form which can be downloaded from the RSGB website. The form requires evidence of Morse code operation at the speed the applicant wishes to be approved for testing, not only in contest mode but also conversational mode for several minutes. Proof will also be required that a Morse certificate issued by a recognised authority (e.g. Post Office Maritime Radio Services, RSGB) is held by the applicant. The form will require references from two other people who also hold a Morse certificate to support and confirm statements made by the applicant.

Additionally, anyone who has previously undertaken Morse testing on behalf of Post Office Maritime Radio Services or the RSGB and can provide evidence to that effect, can apply (solely on these grounds) to their Regional Manager to become an Approved Assessor.

Approved assessors by RSGB region

If your region is not listed, it does not currently have any assessors.

Region 1

Ray Evens, GM0CDV (in Kelso) – up to 12 wpm
Derrick Dance, GM4CXP (in Kelso) – up to 15 wpm
Dick Hodge GM4PPT (Coylton, nr Ayr) – up to 15 wpm
Douglas Panton MM0MPA (Polmont) – up to 25 wpm

Region 2

William Cecil, GM3KHH (in Moray) – up to 25 wpm
Bernie Macintosh, GM4WZG (in Dalgetty Bay, Fife) – up to 25 wpm
James Mackinnon, GM4EKC (in Aberdeen) – up to 30 wpm
Norman Mackenzie, GM3WIJ (in Aberdeen) – up to 25 wpm
Thomas Brown, MM0TGB (in Kirkcaldy, Fife) – up to 30 wpm

Region 3

Albert Heyes, G3ZHE (in Warrington) – up to 20 wpm
Colwyn Baillie-Searle, GD4EIP (in Isle of Man) – up to 25 wpm
James France, G3KAF (in Stockport) – up to 30 wpm
Brian Gale, G3UJE (in Cheshire) – up to 30 wpm
Ken Randall, G3RFH (in Thornton Clevelys) – up to 30 wpm

Region 4

Malcolm Brass, G4YMB (in Guisborough) – up to 12 wpm
Michael Taylor, G3WTA (in Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne) – up to 30 wpm
David Jackson, G4HYY (in Withernsea) – up to 15 wpm
Terry Bucknell, G4AFS (in Bingley, West Yorkshire) – up to 40 wpm

Region 5

Martyn Vincent, G3UKV (Telford, Shropshire) – up to 25 wpm
Eric Arkinstall, M0KZB (Shrewsbury, Shropshire) – up to 20 wpm
Iain Kelly, M0PCB (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire) – up to 20 wpm
Martin Hallard, M0AJN (Stourbridge, West Midlands) – up to 12 wpm

Region 6

Anthony Allen Chalk, MW0BXJ (Colwyn Bay, Conwy) – up to 20 wpm

Region 7

Robert Evans MW0CVT – 20+ wpm
George Bodley MW0RZC – up to 20 wpm
David Mead MW0MWL – up to 20 wpm
Curtis Burke MW0USK up to 12 wpm

Region 9

Bob Leask, G3XNG – up to 30 wpm

Region 10

Mick Puttick G3LIK – 25 wpm
Ray Ezra G3KOJ – 25 wpm

Region 12

Malcolm Prestwood, G3PDH (in Norwich) – up to 30 wpm
John Francis Bonner, G0GKP (in Cambridge) – up to 15 wpm
Bob Leask, G3XNG – up to 30 wpm
Andrew Kersey, G0IBN (in Maldon, Essex) – up to 35 wpm
Dr Malc Williams, G0EGA (in Halesworth, Suffolk) – up to 20 wpm.

Region 13

Martin Farmer, M0MDF (in Lincoln) – up to 20 wpm
Peter Kendall, M0EJL (in Lincoln) – up to 12 wpm
James Nichol, G0EUN (in Lincoln) – up to 12 wpm
Ian Fulton, G4XFC (in N.Lincolnshire) – up to 20 wpm
Robert Topliss, G0OTH (in S.Lincolnshire – Skegness) – up to 12 wpm
Anthony Freeman, M0HAZ (in S.Lincolnshire – Boston Area) – up to 20 wpm
Roy Fretsome, G4WPW (in N.Nottinghamshire) – up to 20 wpm
Harry Hall, G4ZRL (in N.Nottinghamshire) – up to 20 wpm
Ken Francom, G3OCA in (S.Derbyshire) – up to 30 wpm

updated 2015-03-16 G5FM