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 15,365 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 April 8th, 2017. 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

Five Mile Point Lighthouse - Copyright 2001 KF4ZLO
Five Mile Point Lighthouse
Copyright Copyright 2001 KF4ZLO
Added to World List of Lights April 4, 2017

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
USA 538AG7FV2017-04-232017-04-28AG7FV and WD0EPP will monitor 20m @ 14.245MHz, 40m @ 7.200MHz, 2m VHF via W7FEL repeater Echolink 557235 / IRLP 3249 and 73cm UHF via K6MBY repeater IRLP 3248. Will monitor daily from 1500 to 0400 UTC. Email to schedule contacts if desired.
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
FRA 738F5OHH/P2017-04-302017-04-30Morning on 40 m, afternoon on 20 m, I will activate with Flora Fauna 1418
USA 448K2TAS/P2017-05-132017-05-13Will be activating Bug Light portable
CAN 097VE1YAR2017-05-132017-05-15Active 0001UTC May13 to 1800UTC May15.
USA 509W1HMM2017-06-092017-06-11Will be operating QRP phone and digital mostly 20 and 40 meters. Simultaneous IOTA activation.
USA 979W9I2017-07-012017-07-04Activating US Island WI064
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
USA 894KD9FM2017-04-152017-04-15
USA 653KD9FM2017-04-142017-04-14
BRA 063SP2MGR/MM2017-04-132017-04-14
FRA 738F5OHH/P2017-04-132017-04-13
FRA 404F/ON7RU2017-04-102017-04-10
MAD 005SP2MGR/MM2017-04-052017-04-05
URU 001CV5A2017-03-302017-04-02
ENG 268SP2MGR/MM2017-04-012017-04-01
ENG 189SP2MGR/MM2017-03-312017-03-31
FRA 590SP2MGR/MM2017-03-312017-03-31
ENG 270SP2MGR/MM2017-03-312017-03-31
ENG 085SP2MGR/MM2017-03-312017-03-31
ENG 269SP2MGR/MM2017-03-312017-03-31
DEN 041SP2MGR/MM2017-03-292017-03-29
DEN 040SP2MGR/MM2017-03-292017-03-29
SWE 299SP2MGR/MM2017-03-282017-03-28
SWE 031SP2MGR/MM2017-03-282017-03-28
EST 022SP2MGR/MM2017-03-272017-03-27
EST 055SP2MGR/MM2017-03-272017-03-27
FRA 590SP2MGR/MM2017-03-192017-03-19
FED 236DL6AP/P2017-03-132017-03-13
FED 190DL6JZ/P2017-03-082017-03-08
FED 129DL6JZ/P2017-03-062017-03-06
FED 010DL6JZ/P2017-03-052017-03-05
USA 334MKD9FM2017-03-022017-03-02
USA 199K4VDX/P2017-02-272017-02-27
BRA 211ZV8V2017-02-192017-02-21
ENG 269SP2MGR/MM2017-02-212017-02-21
ENG 085SP2MGR/MM2017-02-212017-02-21
ENG 268SP2MGR/MM2017-02-212017-02-21
BRA 131ZV3CP2017-02-172017-02-20
BRA 182ZV8WAB2017-02-172017-02-19
BRA 170PW5T2017-02-172017-02-19
BRA 042PT5D2017-02-172017-02-19
BRA 135ZW2R2017-02-172017-02-19
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
35USA 1020HCedar Point
33USA 377Hooper Island
33USA 630Point No Point
26USA 195Cove Point
22USA 601Piney Point
20USA 628Point Lookout
20USA 394Huron Lightship (LV-103) (Lake Huron)
19ITA 181Diga di Legante - Radice (Black & White) (Senigallia)
17USA 1103Brewerton Channel Range Front (New)
16USA 083Brewerton Channel Range Front (Old)

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Green Island (Lake Erie)United States Of AmericaUSA 3532017-04-08
Punta do PargoMadeira IslandMAD 0052017-04-08
Skagen EDenmarkDEN 0402017-04-08
Skagen WDenmarkDEN 0412017-04-08
Channel Lightship, Channel IslandsEnglandENG 2682017-04-08
Greenwich Lightship, South CoastEnglandENG 2692017-04-08
Dungeness (New), KentEnglandENG 0852017-04-08
Admiralty HeadUnited States Of AmericaUSA 0022017-04-08
Cape DisappointmentUnited States Of AmericaUSA 1122017-04-08
Grays Harbor/WestportUnited States Of AmericaUSA 3422017-04-08

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 2003-2017 ARLHS, LLC.
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