At the suggestion of Paul ZL4TT, we applied to Radio Spectrum Management Group for, and have been granted, approval to treat the COVID-19 lock down period as a "special event".

This means that, for the duration of the lock down, New Zealand Amateurs may use the ZM prefix instead of the ZL prefix on their callsign.

As New Zealand has now entered Level 1 of Lockdown the use of the ZM Prefix will end at midnight on 30 June 2020.

Originally published as an Infoline special on the 30th of March, 2020.