A campaign is under way in the UK to save the Lightship Planet from a one-way voyage to the scrap yard. The Planet is home to club station GB2LBL. According to John Hudson, M0CMW, GB2LBL was set up on board the Planet about 7 or 8 years ago, and a group of Marine Radio Museum Society (MRMS) volunteers operate the Amateur Radio station each week.
“We also enter the lighthouses and lightships yearly event,” he said. “Last year we hosted the Radio Officers Association Lusitania centenary event, using the call sign GB100MFA.”
Hudson said the Planet used to mark the bar at the entrance to the River Mersey in Liverpool. “She is part of the history and heritage of the Port of Liverpool, and we would like to have her for many years to come,” Hudson said.