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 August 23rd, 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

IDO-051 WILLEMSTOREN - Copyright 2014
Copyright Copyright 2014
Added to World List of Lights December 19, 2014

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
SWE 027SM/DH0JAE2023-09-182023-09-24
CAN 283VE9/AE1C2023-09-192023-09-20
FED 261DK5AN2023-09-092023-09-17
FED 261DK5AN/P2023-09-092023-09-17
USA 406K1W2023-09-162023-09-16
ITA 039II7SML2023-09-062023-09-06
USA 723KV4T & KS4YT2023-09-022023-09-04
USA 712W5RJR2023-08-272023-08-27
USA 712W5RJR, K5QDA, KI5TXY2023-08-272023-08-27
CAN 619VE3WLX2023-08-242023-08-24
IND 142AT5KLH2023-08-182023-08-21
NTI 004GN0LIX2023-08-192023-08-20
ITA 177ARIGENOVA TEAM2023-08-192023-08-20
ITA 177II1L2023-08-192023-08-20
FRA 242TM2LW2023-08-192023-08-20
URU 006CW5X2023-08-192023-08-20
URU 006CW5X2023-08-182023-08-20
GRE 069SZ8G2023-08-192023-08-20
ITA 039II7SML2023-08-192023-08-20
USA 1303MWWSO2023-08-192023-08-20
URU 008CW4T2023-08-192023-08-20
ITA 114IQ4RA2023-08-192023-08-20
NET 074PA6OUD2023-08-192023-08-20
ITA 181IQ6SE2023-08-192023-08-20
POR 009CR5LH2023-08-192023-08-20
USA 714W5P2023-08-192023-08-20
POL 034SP1C/LH2023-08-192023-08-20
ISR 0014Z1AR2023-08-192023-08-20
CAN 809VY2PLH2023-08-192023-08-20
USA 754W9DOR2023-08-192023-08-19
USA 039N2OB2023-08-192023-08-19
AUS 083VK5KFB/42023-08-192023-08-19
USA 666K8ZT2023-08-172023-08-18
USA 274K8ZT2023-08-172023-08-18
USA 1313K8ZT2023-08-172023-08-18
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

Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
MarĂ­a VictoriaUruguayURU 0302023-08-23
Baliza SandraUruguayURU 0202023-08-23
Long Eddy Point/WhistleCanadaCAN 2832023-08-05
Creac'h (Quessant Island)FranceFRA 0292023-08-05
Piedras BlancasUnited States Of AmericaUSA 5982023-08-05
Frankfort North Breakwater (Lake Michigan)United States Of AmericaUSA 3082023-08-05
Frankfort South Breakwater (Lake Michigan)United States Of AmericaUSA 10752023-08-05
Donji RT (near Slano)CroatiaCRO 0392023-08-05

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.
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