All sorted now, I asked the NZ regulator authority by email and this was the response.
The General User Radio Licence for Amateur Radio Operators Notice 2013 prescribes under “No.4 Terms, conditions and restrictions applying to visiting amateur operator, (2)” The visiting overseas operator must use the national callsign allocated by the other administration to the operator, in conjunction with the prefix or suffix “ZL” http://www.rsm.govt.nz/about-rsm/spectrum-policy/gazette/gurl/amateur-radio-operators
However for the purposes of the upcoming ‘commonwealth contest’ Radio Spectrum Management gives you permission to use the prefix ‘ZL3’ for the duration of the ‘commonwealth contest’.
So it seems I am allowed to use ZL3 prefix for this contest ONLY and otherwise the normal ZL/G4SGX.
73 Iain (ZL/)G4SGX
If you are sending in a paper log can you address it to Mike G3VYI, the adjudicator, please.
It goes without saying that we much prefer electronic logs submitted via the log entry page.
Electronic logs must be submitted in Cabrillo format to http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/hfenter.pl
73 and thanks
I am sorry to report that BERU stalwart G3JKY/ZL2JKY became a silent key on Feb 26th. Jakey was always proud of never having missed a BERU although he was always more of a CW man than a hard core contester. He made 107 contacts last year using his trusty FT101, straight key and doublet even though he had just been diagnosed with cancer. I have plenty of stories about Jake, in contests and at the Clifton ARS, but suffice to say, we will all miss him.
Hi Bob All things being equal I will be going to a better station than my own urban London location for the contest. Rural Devon awaits. It's mostly set up for LF but some dipoles for HF should get me on the air. I'm am not a confident CW op so will be QRS (expect repeat requests) but I am looking forward to working anyone who can hear me. I don't think I will have my CW reader assistance that I normally have from home so it could be a big mess but I'm giving it a go nevertheless. Looking forward to my favourite contest of the year. GL to all an thanks in advance to the intrepid voyagers who make this contest sparkle. Mike G7TWC
Thanks for the email and reminding me about the contest. I hadn’t
checked and while I was aware it was coming up, assumed it was April
I will be active for the contest and hopefully will hear you in a
couple of weeks.
Alan VE3HX has now agreed to be included in this team and will advise a couple of days before the contest if he is unable to travel as a result of weather issues. There may also be some changes in the event that more interest is received, however as of today, we have the following:
Team Canada East
VE2AEJ (op VE3HX Alan)
VO1LET (op G3LET Peter).
I’m leaving on 7 March as there is a new multiband vertical antenna to install at the Admiralty House station and at this point there is a fair amount of snow digging and thawing of conduit required to schieve this! Fallback will be attempting to tune the 40m and 80m vee dipoles on the HF bands.
I will be operating as the VE3/VA3 HQ station, VA3RAC, in this year’s BERU.