At 2349 UTC, Portpatrick Radio GPK was first to sign off.
CQ CQ de GLD GLD. This is the final w/t transmission from Lands End Radio. Since 1901 GLD has listened continuously on 500 kHz and is proud to have assisted many ships in distress both in peace time and in war. But now the time has come - ours is not to reason why - the satellites are calling, our morse transmitters die. Marconi if you can hear us we salute you.
31/12/97 2359z AR AR de GLD