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 15,393 Lighthouses in 233 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 November 11th, 2018. 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

Faro Cabo Dañoso - Copyright 2005 Matías
Faro Cabo Dañoso
Copyright Copyright 2005 Matías
Added to World List of Lights July 7, 2009

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
USA 978KD8JSP2018-12-182018-12-1812Z till 18Z 40M 7.220 to 7.240
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
USA 047KD8JSP2018-08-182018-09-19
USA 978KD8JSP2018-09-192018-09-19
CAN 096VE9NLH2018-09-142018-09-16
CAN 534VE3CBK/QRP2018-09-142018-09-14
CAN 767VE3CBK/QRP2018-09-142018-09-14
USA 562VE3CBK/QRP2018-09-142018-09-14
USA 651KD8JSP2018-09-122018-09-12
CAN 811VE3CBK/QRP2018-09-062018-09-06
USA 132W1SYE2018-09-042018-09-04
USA 259W1SYE2018-09-042018-09-04
USA 265W1SYE2018-09-042018-09-04
USA 550W1SYE2018-09-042018-09-04
USA 215W1SYE2018-09-042018-09-04
USA 835W1SYE2018-09-042018-09-04
USA 877W1SYE2018-09-042018-09-04
USA 291KD8JSP2018-09-032018-09-03
USA 718W1SYE2018-09-012018-09-01
CAN 865MVE3CBK2018-08-302018-08-30
SCO 311108LR/SCO3112018-08-182018-08-26
CAN 1105VE2CSP2018-08-252018-08-25
POL 012SP1FM/P2018-08-252018-08-25
USA 821KD9FM/P2018-08-192018-08-20
POR 042CR5PP2018-08-182018-08-19
USA 504N8GU2018-08-182018-08-19
FRA 043F4FET/P2018-08-182018-08-19
ITA 068II0FA2018-08-182018-08-19
CRO 1349A200S2018-08-182018-08-19
CAN 815VE3UCC2018-08-182018-08-19
ITA 282IP1T2018-08-182018-08-19
CAI 055EA8URL/P2018-08-182018-08-19
GRE 068SV8/IZ7ATN2018-08-192018-08-19
USA 479W1HMM2018-08-192018-08-19
ITA 114IQ4RA2018-08-182018-08-19
USA 039N2OB2018-08-182018-08-18
FIN 010OH3JJ2018-08-182018-08-18
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
36USA 1020HCedar Point
35POL 012Kolobrzeg
34USA 377Hooper Island
33USA 630Point No Point
27USA 195Cove Point
24USA 601Piney Point
24POL 017Stilo
22POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port
22USA 628Point Lookout
21POL 069Police Range Front (Odra River)

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Alta – Canal Sur Puerto Santa CruzArgentinaARG 1782018-11-11
EntradaS. Shetland IslandsSSI 0052018-11-11

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 2003-2018 ARLHS, LLC.
ARLHS for usage information.

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