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 15,475 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 August 10th, 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

DEN233 - Copyright 2009
Copyright Copyright 2009
Added to World List of Lights February 19, 2009

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
ERU 017RC1BQ2019-10-092020-10-09I live in island, a my job is Lihgtman and technik of lighthouse
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
FRA 159TM0BSM2020-08-202020-08-23DL1DCT, DJ8EI, DK5OPA, DL5KA, DL8KR and DJ5KX activate the lighthouse Berck Lighthouse. More information under[. . .]
POR 006CQ0ODX/P2020-08-212020-08-23ILLW 2020
ISR 0034Z1DZ/LH2020-08-212020-08-23Icluds:4Z5SL ; 4Z1KD ; 4X1KW ; 4X6DK & 4X5IQ.
NET 001PA3BIC/LH2020-08-222020-08-23
FRA 769TM2LW2020-08-222020-08-23ILLW Week-end, ssb/cw/dig on HF and VHF watch on
POR 006CQ0ODX/P2020-08-222020-08-23Also on the AIR in 21-08-2020 in the final of day...
LAT 016YL3HE2020-08-222020-08-23
ITA 114IQ4RA2020-08-222020-08-23ARI Ravenna for the ILLW 2020 INFO:
CAN 535VY2PLH2020-08-222020-08-23ILLW - CA0051. CAN 536/537 also activated
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
CAN 052VE9BGC2020-08-102020-08-10
USA 887N8GU2020-08-092020-08-09
CAN 809VY2GF/VE9BGC2020-08-092020-08-09
USA 490W8PIF2020-08-082020-08-09
USA 509W1HMM2020-08-062020-08-09
CAN 1352VE3CBK/QRP2020-08-092020-08-09
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2020-08-092020-08-09
CAN 867VE3CBK/QRP2020-08-092020-08-09
CAN 1437VE3CBK/QRP2020-08-092020-08-09
USA 624N8GU2020-08-082020-08-08
CAN 350VY2GF/VE9BGC2020-08-082020-08-08
USA 917W7RHC2020-08-072020-08-08
CAN 1352VE3CBK/QRP2020-08-062020-08-06
CAN 1050VE3CBK/QRP2020-08-062020-08-06
CAN 867VE3CBK/QRP2020-08-062020-08-06
CAN 1437VE3CBK/QRP2020-08-062020-08-06
CAN 865MVE3CBK/QRP2020-08-032020-08-03
CAN 865MVE3CBK/QRP2020-08-012020-08-02
FRA 166F5OHH/P2020-07-282020-07-30
SPA 211EA5UJ/P2020-07-292020-07-29
CAN 355VY2PLH2020-07-242020-07-26
CAN 865MVE3CBK/QRP2020-07-252020-07-25
EST 048ES1NOA/42020-07-242020-07-24
CAN 1448VE3CBK/QRP2020-07-212020-07-21
CAN 1450VE3CBK/QRP2020-07-212020-07-21
CAN 1054VE3CBK/QRP2020-07-212020-07-21
USA 509K1DDA2020-07-152020-07-17
FRA 634F5OHH/P2020-07-092020-07-09
CAN 092VY2GF2020-07-052020-07-05
CAN 055VE9BGC2020-07-042020-07-04
CAN 708VE9BGC2020-07-042020-07-04
CAN 161VE9BGC2020-07-042020-07-04
CAN 729VE9BGC2020-07-042020-07-04
FED 236DL5DRM/P2020-06-212020-06-28
FED 092DL5DRM/P2020-06-212020-06-28
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
PembrokeCanadaCAN 14482020-07-06
Baliza Buenos Aires - Isla PrevotAntarcticaANC 0092020-07-06
Baliza Teniente PaletArgentinaARG 2092020-07-06
Baliza IturrietaArgentinaARG 2082020-07-06
Baliza Islas BridgesArgentinaARG 2072020-07-06
Baliza Martins LópezArgentinaARG 2062020-07-06
Baliza Pampa de los IndiosArgentinaARG 2052020-07-06
Baliza Punta MoatArgentinaARG 2042020-07-06
Baliza PonsatiArgentinaARG 2032020-07-06
DesjardinsvilleCanadaCAN 14502020-07-06
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Mullin's Point Rear RangeCanadaCAN 327H2020-08-10
Mullin's Point Rear Range Private ResidenceCanadaCAN 327M2020-08-10
Mullin's Point Front RangeCanadaCAN 12812020-08-10
Wallace Harbour Rear RangeCanadaCAN 6042020-08-10
Wallace Wharf (Gulf of St. Lawrence)CanadaCAN 13172020-08-10
Wallace Harbour Sector Front RangeCanadaCAN 5182020-08-10

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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