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 15,277 Lighthouses in 230 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 May 25th, 2015. 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

Tue Marshes Light pre 1960 - Copyright 2013 USCG
Tue Marshes Light pre 1960
Copyright Copyright 2013 USCG
Added to World List of Lights February 19, 2013

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
FED 092DL1SWB2015-08-082015-08-09
FED 244DG2RON2015-08-142015-08-16@ILLW 2015
FED 244DC7VS2015-08-142015-08-16@ILLW 2015
SWE 474SM7I2015-08-152015-08-16
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
FRA 003F5OHH/P2015-05-232015-05-23
USA 377KA3UNQ/P2015-05-092015-05-09
USA 236K5AC2015-05-082015-05-08
FDN 001ZW0FWA2015-05-032015-05-07
CEU 007EA3EGB/92015-05-012015-05-04
USA 634W6/DL6AP/P2015-05-012015-05-01
URU 008CW0R2015-04-262015-04-26
USA 464KA3UNQ/P2015-04-252015-04-25
USA 1011KA3UNQ/P2015-04-252015-04-25
FRA 052F5OHH/P2015-04-242015-04-24
URU 008CW0R2015-04-212015-04-21
USA 1149KA3UNQ/P2015-04-182015-04-18
USA 165KA3UNQ/P2015-04-182015-04-18
USA 1416KA3UNQ/P2015-04-182015-04-18
USA 474KA3UNQ/P2015-04-182015-04-18
USA 689KD9FM/M2015-04-162015-04-16
USA 1319KD9FM/M2015-04-162015-04-16
BRA 208ZV2VS2015-04-112015-04-12
USA 624WN8QGV2015-04-122015-04-12
USA 463WN8QGV2015-04-122015-04-12
FED 257DL6AP/P2015-04-102015-04-10
USA 032N2WG & WA4CR2015-04-042015-04-09
FRA 124F5OHH/P2015-04-092015-04-09
USA 1028WA4CR2015-04-072015-04-07
IDO 181YB4IR/72015-04-022015-04-07
USA 1147KA3UNQ/P2015-04-042015-04-04
USA 1146KA3UNQ/P2015-04-042015-04-04
USA 029KA3UNQ/P2015-04-042015-04-04
USA 1151KA3UNQ/P2015-04-042015-04-04
FRA 735F5OHH/P2015-04-032015-04-03
JPN 1395JA1JCF/P2015-03-242015-03-24
JPN 203JA1JCF/P2015-03-232015-03-23
URU 001CV5A2015-03-202015-03-22
DEN 074OZ/DG2RON/LH2015-03-142015-03-21
HAW 005KD9FM/KH6MOBILE2015-03-212015-03-21
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
33USA 1020HCedar Point
32USA 630Point No Point
31USA 377Hooper Island
25USA 195Cove Point
21USA 601Piney Point
20USA 394Huron Lightship (LV-103) (Lake Huron)
19USA 628Point Lookout
19ITA 181Diga di Legante - Radice (Black & White) (Senigallia)
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
Payong-payonganIndonesiaIDO 3842015-05-21
Murderkill River Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14172015-05-21
Murderkill River Range RearUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14182015-05-21
Pulau PanjangIndonesiaIDO 3822015-05-13
Pulau LakorIndonesiaIDO 3832015-05-13
KarimunIndonesiaIDO 3812015-04-25
Marcus Hook Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14162015-04-16
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Cabo HiguerSpainSPA 0292015-05-25
Cabo La Plata/Pasajes AnchoSpainSPA 1332015-05-25
Punta del Mirador (Guip├║zcoa)SpainSPA 3212015-05-25
SenecozuluaSpainSPA 1272015-05-25
Isla de Santa ClaraSpainSPA 1472015-05-25
Rompeolas de Zumaya/Zumaya Breakwater (Guip├║zcoa)SpainSPA 3222015-05-25
Atalaya BajaSpainSPA 0032015-05-25
Igueldo/Monte IgueldoSpainSPA 1412015-05-24
Ilha Queimada GrandeBrazilBRA 0862015-05-14
Fourteen Foot BankUnited States Of AmericaUSA 3052015-05-13

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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