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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 15,353 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 July 13th, 2016. 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
Crooked River Lighthouse Restored
Copyright Copyright 2007 Lesley Cox
Added to World List of Lights November 4, 2011
Lighthouse Radio Activations
|Light #||Call Sign||Date Begin||Date End||Notes|
|Activations during the next 90 days|
|Light #||Call Sign||Date Begin||Date End||Operator(s) Notes|
|USA 339H||N8KQS||2016-08-07||2016-08-07||This year we will be a special event with the call of N9R. The event should be listed in QST. Cards will be se[. . .]|
|USA 334H||N8KQS||2016-08-07||2016-08-07||This year we will be a special event with the call of N9R. The event should be listed in QST. Cards will be se[. . .]|
|SCO 043||MM/DL5KUA & MM/DJ7AO||2016-08-19||2016-08-21||op Lutz & Steve for ILLW 2016 - QSL's via DARC QSL-bureau, direct or LoTW |
|IND 119||AT2L||2016-08-19||2016-08-21||Op. VU2DED, VU2WE, VU2KWJ|
|FRA 159||TM0BSM||2016-08-19||2016-08-21||German radio amateurs activate the lighthouse Berck I Light. More information under www.darc.de/g09 (only in [. . .]|
|NET 160||PA6FUN||2016-08-20||2016-08-21||QSL via PA3HHT|
|CAN 535||VY2PLH||2016-08-20||2016-08-21||CAN 536 & CAN 537 will also be activated. Permanent antenna installed - G5RV Junior|
|Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations|
|# Activations||Light #||Name|
|34||USA 1020H||Cedar Point|
|32||USA 630||Point No Point|
|32||USA 377||Hooper Island|
|26||USA 195||Cove Point|
|22||USA 601||Piney Point|
|20||USA 628||Point Lookout|
|20||USA 394||Huron Lightship (LV-103) (Lake Huron)|
|19||ITA 181||Diga di Legante - Radice (Black & White) (Senigallia)|
|16||USA 290||Fort Carroll|
|16||USA 083||Brewerton Channel Range Front (Old)|
WLOL Additions and Updates
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 2003-2016 ARLHS, LLC.
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