Former LRS member, Mike GM3PAK,  has unearthed this letter:

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Letter to the RadCom Editor:       Distasteful VHF Contest Practice

From: GM3TFY, GM3SRV, GM3RXZ, GM3OWU, GM6SR, GM3OWI, GM4NC, GM3UM, GM3RVL, GM3LAV, GM3PSP, GM3VTH, GM8BJF.

It has become common practice in recent years for English operators to cross the border into Scotland in order to operate schedules on VHF from " rare" Scottish counties. Such expeditions are usually heralded by much pre-publicity to enable a full operating programme to be filled. These stations generally operate for several days or more, and arrange the end of their expedition to coincide with a VHF portable contest. Indeed, most even have the audacity to emphasize their intention to operate during a contest. We, the undersigned resident Scottish VHF operators, consider that it is contrary to the spirit of a contest for portable stations to advertise their presence in an area, either in print or by arranging to operate schedules during the days prior to a contest.

RADIO COMMUNICATION, JULY, 1969, p.491

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