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 15,254 Lighthouses in 228 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 19th, 2014. 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

FED-015 Lesser Borkum Light - Kleiner Leuchtturm Borkum - Copyright 2008 HB9SVT
FED-015 Lesser Borkum Light - Kleiner Leuchtturm Borkum
Copyright Copyright 2008 HB9SVT
Added to World List of Lights October 8, 2008

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
USA 498WI9BD2014-04-182014-04-20
USA 497WI9BD2014-04-182014-04-20
Upcoming Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
FED 010DL6AP/LH2014-04-242014-04-25abt 1400 UTC; qrp 5 W + LW or vertical
ENG 070MX0INT2014-05-102014-05-11IOTA EU-109 expedition by INVOKER TEAM. (EA3NT+MM0NDX+F4BKV+F4FET)
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
USA 752KD9FM/P2014-04-172014-04-17
USA 1396KD9FM/P2014-04-172014-04-17
FED 129DL6AP/LH2014-04-152014-04-15
ITA 2361DA0502014-04-122014-04-12
ITA 2361DA050/ITA2362014-04-122014-04-12
AZO 024EA6/ON4LO/P2014-04-082014-04-08
MLT 0039H1MRL/P2014-04-062014-04-06
USA 279K8HGY, K8HGX2014-04-052014-04-05
USA 280K8HGY, K8HGX2014-04-052014-04-05
DEN 069OZ/DG2RON2014-03-292014-04-04
DEN 069OZ/DC7VS2014-03-292014-04-04
DEN 069OZ/DO7ALE2014-03-292014-04-04
DEN 069OZ/DL4ZZ2014-03-292014-04-04
GRE 054SX8PSR2014-03-292014-03-30
BRA 225PY1MT/P2014-03-292014-03-30
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
33USA 1020HCedar Point
32USA 630Point No Point
29USA 377Hooper Island
25USA 195Cove Point
21USA 601Piney Point
20USA 394Huron Lightship (LV-103) (Lake Huron)
19ITA 181Diga di Legante - Radice (Black & White) (Senigallia)
18USA 628Point Lookout
15USA 083Brewerton Channel Range Front (Old)/Hawkins Point/Brewerton Range Front Light (Old)
15USA 290Fort Carroll

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Red River Range RearCanadaCAN 14302014-02-24
Recalada GuaranaoVenezuelaVEN 0512014-02-21
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
PignonFranceFRA 5852014-04-19
Port Navalo IFranceFRA 4342014-04-19
Port Navalo IIFranceFRA 4352014-04-19
Port Crouesty Rear RangeFranceFRA 4172014-04-19
Saint Jacques en Sarzeau Pier HeadFranceFRA 6172014-04-19
Port Crouesty Pier NorthFranceFRA 6622014-04-19
Port Crouesty Pier SouthFranceFRA 4102014-04-19
GedserDenmarkDEN 0102014-04-19
Miscou IslandCanadaCAN 3202014-04-19
Port WashingtonUnited States Of AmericaUSA 6522014-04-17

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 the Weidner Publishing Group, but you are free to use it for any non-commercial purpose once you have obtained written permission from the ARLHS (see below).


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