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 15,522 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 March 2nd, 2021. 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

DF0AWG at Falshöft - Copyright 2008
DF0AWG at Falshöft
Copyright Copyright 2008
Added to World List of Lights January 29, 2008

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
USA 1455KC7UOC2021-05-062121-05-06will be 100w in the afternoon (local time)
USA 1455KC7UOC2021-05-072121-05-07It has now been activated with 4 contact's
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
CAN 1435VE3CBK/QRP2021-04-202021-04-20
CAN 1436VE3CBK/QRP2021-04-202021-04-20
CAN 1046VE3CBK/QRP2021-04-202021-04-20
CAN 1047VE3CBK/QRP2021-04-202021-04-20
CAN 1433VE3CBK/QRP2021-04-202021-04-20
SCO 018MS0INT2021-04-172021-04-18
USA 409N1GFV2021-04-182021-04-18
USA 1394W8ZQ2021-04-172021-04-17
USA 497KD9FM2021-04-172021-04-17
USA 498KD9FM2021-04-172021-04-17
IND 173VU2JHM2021-04-102021-04-14
FRA 719F5OHH/P2021-04-032021-04-09
FRA 815F5OHH/P2021-04-032021-04-09
FRA 545F5OHH/P2021-04-032021-04-09
FRA 821F5OHH/P2021-04-032021-04-09
IDO 384YD7RV/P2021-03-152021-03-15
IND 062VU2JHM2021-03-112021-03-14
IND 063VU2JHM2021-03-112021-03-14
ARG 058LU8ACH/D2021-02-192021-02-21
BRA 290PU2NJO/LH2021-02-192021-02-21
BRA 063PV7AA (SPECIAL CALLSIGN)2021-02-192021-02-21
BRA 135PV2B2021-02-192021-02-21
ARG 069LU3DXG/V2021-02-192021-02-21
CUB 045CO6RD2021-02-192021-02-21
ARG 027LU1XMO2021-02-202021-02-20
CUB 045CO6RD/LH2021-02-202021-02-20
IDO 105YD7RV2021-02-182021-02-19
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

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 2003-2021 ARLHS, LLC.
ARLHS for usage information.

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