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 June 11th, 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

Punta de la Silla - Copyright 2007 EA9CP (Toño)
Punta de la Silla
Copyright Copyright 2007 EA9CP (Toño)
Added to World List of Lights March 8, 2008

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
SPA 172ED1DD2017-07-232017-07-23
USA 053KQ9H2017-07-222017-07-24I will be staying at the B&B Lighthouse with portable gear, QRP gear and a mobile in the car.
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
SWE 194SM4DDS/32017-08-022017-08-05QRV 6-80 m, CW & SSB IOTA EU-087, SMFF-2218
USA 538AA0RD2017-08-182017-08-20New Dungeness will be activated for International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend 8/19-8/20 (UTC). Special ev[. . .]
DEN 148OZ4DUE2017-08-192017-08-20ILLW
NTI 004GN0LIX2017-08-192017-08-20Carrickfergus Amateur Radio Group - portable station
USA 286W2GSB2017-08-192017-08-202017 International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.
NET 001PA3BIC/LH2017-08-192017-08-20
IRE 055EI1OHL2017-08-192017-08-20Operated by Cork Radio Club with permission of Irish Lights
POR 012CT1DBS2017-08-192017-08-20Operators: CT1DBS, CT1APP, CT1EXR and CT1FGR
USA 287W3FJD2017-08-192017-08-2040-30-20-17-12 & 10 SSB - Will try to work digital modes. APRS tracker at W3FJD-8.
FED 357DL6AP/P2017-10-032017-10-03qrp 10 W + LW
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
CAN 809VY2PLH2017-07-142017-07-16
USA 363MW1XQ2017-07-152017-07-15
USA 1157W1XQ2017-07-092017-07-09
FIN 074RX3AMI2017-07-092017-07-09
USA 1437KD9FM2017-07-052017-07-08
USA 945KD9FM2017-07-052017-07-08
USA 979W9I2017-07-012017-07-04
POL 0703Z0LH2017-06-212017-06-28
POL 0693Z0LH2017-06-212017-06-28
FRA 358F5OHH/P2017-06-162017-06-16
FRA 043F5OHH/P2017-06-152017-06-15
FRA 746F5OHH/P2017-06-132017-06-13
USA 509W1HMM2017-06-092017-06-11
USA 936WI9LH OP:KD9FM2017-06-102017-06-11
USA 027WI9LH OP:KD9FM2017-06-102017-06-11
USA 026WI9LH OP:KD9FM2017-06-102017-06-10
USA 104WI9LH OP:KD9FM2017-06-102017-06-10
USA 026WI9LH/KD9FM2017-06-102017-06-10
USA 104WI9LH/KD9FM2017-06-102017-06-10
USA 822WI9LH OP;KD9FM2017-06-092017-06-09
USA 821WI9LH OP:KD9FM2017-06-092017-06-09
USA 822WI9LH OP:KD9FM2017-06-092017-06-09
USA 821WI9LH/KD9FM2017-06-092017-06-09
USA 1256KI3N2017-06-092017-06-09
UKR 011UT2LF2017-06-012017-06-05
USA 890N1QLL AND NJ8M2017-06-032017-06-03
FED 359DL6AP/P2017-06-022017-06-02
FRA 585F5OHH/P2017-06-012017-06-01
DEN 040SP2MGR/MM2017-06-012017-06-01
DEN 041SP2MGR/MM2017-06-012017-06-01
DEN 038SP2MGR/MM2017-06-012017-06-01
DEN 039SP2MGR/MM2017-06-012017-06-01
DEN 067SP2MGR/MM2017-06-012017-06-01
USA 979WA4DDH2017-06-012017-06-01
UKR 053UT2LF2017-05-292017-05-31
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
35USA 1020HCedar Point
33USA 630Point No Point
33USA 377Hooper Island
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
Monhegan IslandUnited States Of AmericaUSA 5092017-06-11

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 2003-2017 ARLHS, LLC.
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