ARLHS World List of Lights (WLOL)

List of the world's lighthouses by the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society

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About the World List of Lights

There are literally thousands of lighthouses, lightships, and navigational beacons around the world. In an effort to be able to readily identify these lights for amateur radio contact purposes, we created the Official ARLHS World List of Lights. The ARLHS WLOL contains information on 15,527 Lighthouses in 234 amateur radio call areas.

The WLOL is a utility for amateur radio operations, but we encourage all lighthouse and lightship aficionados to use, enjoy and help improve the data within this directory.

The last update to the WLOL occurred January 1st, 2023. We constantly update and add to the list as more data becomes available. You can help. If you have coordinates for a light, propose them on the light's WLOL web page. If you see a correction or an addition needs to be made, please send an e-mail with the information to the Lighthouse List manager.

ARLHS Lighthouse Picture of the Day

Thorsminde South LH DEN-086 - Copyright 2004 OZ7AEI
Thorsminde South LH DEN-086
Copyright Copyright 2004 OZ7AEI
Added to World List of Lights January 26, 2008

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
DEN 233OZ/ON6EF/P2023-04-272023-04-27We will activate maybe from the lightship or close by depending if it is allowed . We have a guided tour on t[. . .]
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
SAB 002CY0S2023-03-202023-03-30
FRA 111F5MCC/P2023-03-212023-03-26
FRA 348F5MCC/P2023-03-212023-03-26
FRA 598F5MCC/P2023-03-212023-03-26
FRA 271F5MCC/P2023-03-212023-03-26
CAN 1328VA3WP2023-03-252023-03-25
FRA 394F5OHH/P2023-03-222023-03-22
CAN 1329VA3WP2023-03-172023-03-17
CAN 1327VA3WP2023-03-172023-03-17
CAN 1328VA3WP2023-03-172023-03-17
FRA 509F5OHH/P2023-03-022023-03-02
USA 066W1JXN/42023-02-232023-03-01
USA 910W1JXN/42023-02-232023-03-01
FRA 744F5OHH/P2023-02-212023-02-22
ARG 1881LP1D2023-02-172023-02-20
HON 003HR1JBR -HR2CRD-HQ2CAR - HQ2HDC2023-02-172023-02-20
ARG 032LT4Z2023-02-172023-02-19
URU 031CX1RV2023-02-172023-02-19
BRA 063PV7AA (SPECIAL CALLSIGN)2023-02-172023-02-19
BRA 034ZZ5D2023-02-172023-02-19
BRA 187ZZ5D2023-02-172023-02-19
BRA 043ZZ2MI2023-02-172023-02-19
CHI 012XR2R2023-02-152023-02-19
BRA 168ZW1WZZ2023-02-172023-02-19
ARG 067LU2VV2023-02-172023-02-19
ARG 152LU8DCH/D2023-02-172023-02-19
ARG 045LU8DCH/D2023-02-172023-02-19
ARG 197LW8DGP/A2023-02-182023-02-19
ARG 198LW8DGP/A2023-02-182023-02-19
ARG 032LT4Z2023-02-162023-02-18
USA 067N3MRA2023-02-162023-02-16
NET 03119EE/NET0312023-02-142023-02-14
USA 563W2IIT2023-01-282023-01-28
ARG 088LU1XOP/W2023-01-182023-01-18
ARG 088LU8WVA/W2023-01-182023-01-18
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
41POL 008Hel
38POL 012Kolobrzeg
37USA 1020HCedar Point
35USA 377Hooper Island
34USA 630Point No Point
27USA 195Cove Point
26POL 017Stilo
25POL 004Gaski
24POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port
24USA 601Piney Point

WLOL Additions and Updates

This database provides not only the light list, but also lists the IOTA number (if on an island) and the Grid Square.

These are lists of the world's lights, and to each we have assigned an ARLHS Number. Use this list to determine if a particular light is recognized for the various ARLHS awards, and check to see if your favorite light is listed. The list is trademarked and the copyright is owned by ARLHS, LLC, but you are free to use it for any non-commercial purpose once you have obtained written permission from the ARLHS (see below).

The information contained within the ARLHS World List of Lights is Copyright 2003-2023 ARLHS, LLC.
ARLHS for usage information.

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