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

IDO-078 - Copyright 2009
Copyright Copyright 2009
Added to World List of Lights May 10, 2014

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
UKR 008RV6AWZ2018-05-222018-05-25
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
FRA 448TM5R2018-06-232018-06-24start exactly the 2018-06-22 about 19HOO TU
USA 392N2EIO2018-08-042018-08-05Special event callsign K4L, sponsored by BRAG (Beaufort Radio Amateur Group - W4BFT
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.[. . .]
USA 821KD9FM/P2018-08-192018-08-20Activation for ILLW 20/40 meters ssb
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
CAN 535VY2PLH2018-05-182018-05-20
FRA 633F5OHH/P2018-05-042018-05-04
POL 019SP100POL2018-05-012018-05-03
FRA 566F5OHH/P2018-05-032018-05-03
FRA 633F5OHH/P2018-05-022018-05-02
FRA 310F5OHH/P2018-04-302018-04-30
POL 008SQ2NNV/P2018-04-292018-04-29
POL 008SQ2NNW/P2018-04-292018-04-29
POL 008SP2MGR/P2018-04-292018-04-29
POL 010SQ2NNV/P2018-04-292018-04-29
POL 010SQ2NNW/P2018-04-292018-04-29
POL 010SP2MGR/P2018-04-292018-04-29
POL 034SP2MGR/P2018-04-272018-04-27
IRE 050EI/DJ1AA/M2018-04-252018-04-25
USA 409K4VDX/P2018-04-232018-04-23
IRE 050EI/DJ1AA/M2018-04-232018-04-23
URU 008CW0R2018-04-222018-04-22
POL 034SQ2NNV/P2018-04-212018-04-21
POL 034SQ2NNW/P2018-04-212018-04-21
POL 034SP2MGR/P2018-04-212018-04-21
FRA 094F5OHH/P2018-04-202018-04-20
USA 752KD9FM/P2018-04-192018-04-19
USA 1396KD9FM/P2018-04-192018-04-19
USA 083KA3UNQ2018-04-192018-04-19
USA 290KA3UNQ2018-04-192018-04-19
USA 1103KA3UNQ2018-04-192018-04-19
USA 625KD3CQ/2018-04-162018-04-16
USA 048KD3CQ/2018-04-152018-04-15
USA 362KD3CQ/2018-04-152018-04-15
USA 548KD3CQ/2018-04-152018-04-15
USA 604KD3CQ/2018-04-152018-04-15
USA 703KD3CQ/2018-04-152018-04-15
USA 883KD3CQ/2018-04-152018-04-15
USA 1128KD3CQ/2018-04-152018-04-15
USA 087KD3CQ/2018-04-142018-04-14
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
36USA 1020HCedar Point
34USA 377Hooper Island
33USA 630Point No Point
28POL 012Kolobrzeg
27USA 195Cove Point
23USA 601Piney Point
21POL 017Stilo
21POL 070Police Range Rear (Odra River)
21POL 069Police Range Front (Odra River)
21USA 628Point Lookout

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
Dunlap Reef Front RangeUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14452018-04-18
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Belle IsleUnited States Of AmericaUSA 0492018-05-17
Calumet Harbor (Lake Michigan)United States Of AmericaUSA 1022018-05-17
Berezan'-Ochakov Range RearUkraineUKR 0362018-05-17
Cape Adzhigolskyi Range FrontUkraineUKR 1192018-05-17
Trinity House Lightship 11NetherlandsNET 1862018-05-17
Lightship 8 (Rotterdam)NetherlandsNET 1872018-05-17
Bull Island/Bulls BayUnited States Of AmericaUSA 11682018-05-17

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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