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 15,510 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 December 2nd, 2020. 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

Farol Maceio BRA-063 - Copyright 2017
Farol Maceio BRA-063
Copyright Copyright 2017
Added to World List of Lights January 6, 2020

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
FRA 852F5OHH/P2020-10-272020-10-30
FRA 763F5OHH/P2020-10-272020-10-30
DEN 150OV6ZM2020-10-182020-10-24
DEN 149OV6ZM2020-10-182020-10-24
DEN 148OV6ZM2020-10-182020-10-24
GRE 060SV8/DL4FO/P2020-10-152020-10-15
CAN 1449VE3CBK/QRP2020-10-062020-10-06
CAN 891VE3CBK/QRP2020-10-062020-10-06
CAN 1448VE3CBK/QRP2020-10-062020-10-06
CAN 769VE3CBK/QRP2020-10-062020-10-06
CAN 1044VE3CBK/QRP2020-10-062020-10-06
CAN 1434VE3CBK/QRP2020-10-062020-10-06
ITA 148IQ3MV2020-09-252020-09-27
FED 086DL5DRM/P2020-09-212020-09-26
FED 085DL5DRM/P2020-09-212020-09-26
FED 226DL5DRM/P2020-09-212020-09-26
FED 261DL5DRM/P2020-09-212020-09-26
FED 234DL5DRM/P2020-09-212020-09-26
USA 059W1B2020-09-262020-09-26
USA 624N9TUW2020-09-252020-09-24
USA 624N9TUW2020-09-242020-09-24
USA 887N9TUW2020-09-242020-09-24
SWE 049SM1/DL6JZ/P2020-09-202020-09-20
USA 971KD4CB2020-09-192020-09-19
CAN 767VE3CBK/QRP2020-09-192020-09-19
CAN 534VE3CBK/QRP2020-09-192020-09-19
CAN 586VE3CBK/QRP2020-09-192020-09-19
USA 562VE3CBK/QRP2020-09-192020-09-19
CAN 1451VE3CBK/QRP2020-09-182020-09-18
CAN 1030VE3CBK/QRP2020-09-182020-09-18
CAN 1336VE3CBK/QRP2020-09-182020-09-18
USA 206VE3CBK/QRP2020-09-182020-09-18
CAN 1069VE3CBK/QRP2020-09-182020-09-18
CAN 828VE3CBK/QRP2020-09-182020-09-18
SWE 091SM/DH0JAE2020-09-112020-09-15
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
39POL 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

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Morro LoberĂ­aChileCHI 1182020-12-02
La Quinta Channel A Outer Precision DirectionalUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14602020-12-02
La Quinta Channel A Inner Precision DirectionalUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14612020-12-02
Freeport Harbor Outbound Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14622020-12-02
Freeport Harbor Outbound Range RearUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14632020-12-02
La Quinta Inner Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14642020-12-02
La Quinta Outer Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14652020-12-02
Barbours Cut Crossing Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14662020-12-02
Barbours Cut Crossing Range RearUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14672020-12-02
Matagorda Bay EntranceUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14592020-12-02

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 2003-2020 ARLHS, LLC.
ARLHS for usage information.

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