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 15,391 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 May 23rd, 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

Windward Point Lighthouse at Sunrise - Copyright 2008 Bill Verebely   W4WV  KG4WV
Windward Point Lighthouse at Sunrise
Copyright Copyright 2008 Bill Verebely W4WV KG4WV
Added to World List of Lights August 25, 2010

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
USA 392N2EIO2018-08-042018-08-05Special event callsign K4L, sponsored by BRAG (Beaufort Radio Amateur Group - W4BFT
USA 538AA0RD2018-08-172018-08-19NDLS will be participating in ILLW weekend from 0000 UTC on local Friday to same Sunday. Special event callsig[. . .]
POR 042CR5PP2018-08-182018-08-19This beautiful lighthouse is gonna be activated on the 2018-ILLW ocasion Portuguese Navy Hamradio Club- NRA T[. . .]
USA 504N8GU2018-08-182018-08-1910:00am ET to 5:00pm ET each day. CW top of the hour; SSB 20 minutes after top; PSK31 40 minutes after top.[. . .]
FRA 043F4FET/P2018-08-182018-08-19QRV for ILLW
USA 821KD9FM/P2018-08-192018-08-20Activation for ILLW 20/40 meters ssb
CAN 1105VE2CSP2018-08-252018-08-25FOR INFORMATION:SMARCOTT70@HOTMAIL.COM. WE'RE ON 20 METERS AND 40 METERS PHONIE AND PSK 31. You're welcome![. . .]
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
CAN 404VE1UW2018-07-132018-07-15
CAN 1286VE1UW2018-07-132018-07-15
SWE 002SM/RX3AMI/LS2018-07-062018-07-06
USA 370KC3HRV2018-07-052018-07-05
SWE 064SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-07-042018-07-05
SWE 007SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-07-052018-07-05
SWE 001SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-07-042018-07-04
SWE 078SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-07-042018-07-04
SWE 006SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-07-032018-07-03
SWE 270SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-07-012018-07-01
SWE 194SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-06-302018-06-30
USA 119NG7A2018-06-282018-06-29
USA 119NG7A2018-06-292018-06-29
SWE 201SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-06-292018-06-29
SWE 033SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-06-282018-06-28
SWE 091SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-06-272018-06-27
SWE 063SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-06-272018-06-27
SWE 014SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-06-262018-06-26
FRA 448TM5R2018-06-232018-06-24
FRA 254F5OHH/P2018-06-222018-06-22
USA 517N7AME2018-06-212018-06-21
CAN 1433VE3CBK/QRP2018-06-202018-06-20
CAN 1046VE3CBK/QRP2018-06-202018-06-20
CAN 1047VE3CBK/QRP2018-06-202018-06-20
FRA 713F5NLX/P2018-06-162018-06-16
CAN 1433VE3CBK/QRP2018-06-162018-06-16
CAN 1052VE3CBK/QRP2018-06-142018-06-14
CAN 1433VE3CBK/QRP2018-06-142018-06-14
CAN 1432VE3CBK/QRP2018-06-142018-06-14
USA 1419KQ9H/P2018-06-092018-06-09
USA 725K7ON2018-06-082018-06-08
CAN 1352VE3CBK/QRP2018-06-072018-06-07
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2018-06-072018-06-07
CAN 867VE3CBK/QRP2018-06-072018-06-07
USA 937KD9FM/P2018-06-052018-06-05
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
36USA 1020HCedar Point
34USA 377Hooper Island
33POL 012Kolobrzeg
33USA 630Point No Point
27USA 195Cove Point
24POL 017Stilo
23USA 601Piney Point
22POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port
21POL 070Police Range Rear (Odra River)
21POL 069Police Range Front (Odra River)

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
4 Ing. WhiteArgentinaARG 1772018-05-23
Cerro CarretasPeruPER 0562018-05-23

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.
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