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 15,527 Lighthouses in 234 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 January 1st, 2023. 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

ARLHS BRA-266 - Farol São Cristovão - Copyright 2011 AJMesquita-PP6AJM
ARLHS BRA-266 - Farol São Cristovão
Copyright Copyright 2011 AJMesquita-PP6AJM
Added to World List of Lights March 10, 2011

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
FRA 440F4ELK/P2023-06-172023-06-17
NTI 004GN0LIX2023-08-192023-08-20Carrickfergus Amateur Radio Group - portable event station
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
FRA 356F/IZ1GDB2023-06-032023-06-04
SCO 075MM0PLX/P2023-06-012023-06-01
FRA 299F5OHH/P2023-05-222023-05-26
FRA 690F5OHH/P2023-05-222023-05-26
FRA 131F5OHH/P2023-05-222023-05-26
BRA 046ZY1M2023-04-152023-05-14
CAN 405VE3JZT2023-05-142023-05-14
FRA 151F4HJO/P2023-05-062023-05-08
CAN 865MVA3VGR2023-05-062023-05-06
DEN 233OZ/ON6EF/P2023-04-272023-04-27
USA 1394W8QZ2023-04-152023-04-15
CAN 767VE3CBK/QRP2023-04-122023-04-12
CAN 586VE3CBK/QRP2023-04-122023-04-12
CAN 534VE3CBK/QRP2023-04-122023-04-12
USA 562VE3CBK/QRP2023-04-122023-04-12
CAN 1106VE3CBK/QRP2023-04-102023-04-10
SAB 002CY0S2023-03-202023-03-30
FRA 111F5MCC/P2023-03-212023-03-26
FRA 348F5MCC/P2023-03-212023-03-26
FRA 598F5MCC/P2023-03-212023-03-26
FRA 271F5MCC/P2023-03-212023-03-26
CAN 1328VA3WP2023-03-252023-03-25
FRA 394F5OHH/P2023-03-222023-03-22
CAN 1329VA3WP2023-03-172023-03-17
CAN 1327VA3WP2023-03-172023-03-17
CAN 1328VA3WP2023-03-172023-03-17
FED 252DL6JZ/P2023-03-172023-03-17
FED 251DL6JZ/P2023-03-172023-03-17
FED 025DL6JZ/P2023-03-152023-03-15
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
41POL 008Hel
38POL 012Kolobrzeg
37USA 1020HCedar Point
35USA 377Hooper Island
34USA 630Point No Point
27USA 195Cove Point
26POL 017Stilo
25POL 004Gaski
24POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port
24USA 601Piney Point

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 2003-2023 ARLHS, LLC.
ARLHS for usage information.

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