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 15,343 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 30th, 2016. 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

FED 357 - Copyright 2013
FED 357
Copyright Copyright 2013
Added to World List of Lights April 4, 2013

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
FRA 015F4FET/P2016-06-032016-06-05QRV daytime from 6 to 40m SSB.
CAN 464VY2PLH2016-06-032016-06-05
CAN 385VA3CCO2016-06-242016-06-25CAN 385 on during field day 2016...80 SSB,40 CW, 20 SSB de VE3BW
SCO 043MM/DL5KUA & MM/DJ7AO2016-08-192016-08-21op Lutz & Steve for ILLW 2016 - QSL's via DARC QSL-bureau, direct or LoTW
NET 160PA6FUN2016-08-202016-08-21QSL via PA3HHT
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
CAN 578VE3FCT2016-05-152016-05-15
USA 236K4T2016-05-062016-05-09
USA 316K4T2016-05-062016-05-09
CAN 464VY2PLH2016-05-032016-05-05
NET 016PA/ON6EF/P2016-05-042016-05-04
ALG 0067T7T2016-04-302016-05-01
ITA 299IU8ALH2016-04-262016-04-30
ITA 130IA5J2016-04-212016-04-25
ITA 299IU8ALH2016-04-182016-04-23
FED 356DL6AP/P2016-04-012016-04-01
USA 1254KX4O/P2016-03-292016-03-31
USA 236K4ESA2016-03-252016-03-27
USA 316K4ESA2016-03-252016-03-27
DEN 010OZ/DL6AP/P2016-03-172016-03-17
FED 092DL6AP/P2016-03-082016-03-08
FED 129DL6AP/P2016-03-082016-03-08
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
34USA 1020HCedar Point
32USA 377Hooper Island
32USA 630Point No Point
26USA 195Cove Point
22USA 601Piney Point
20USA 394Huron Lightship (LV-103) (Lake Huron)
20USA 628Point Lookout
19ITA 181Diga di Legante - Radice (Black & White) (Senigallia)
16USA 083Brewerton Channel Range Front (Old)/Hawkins Point/Brewerton Range Front Light (Old)
16USA 290Fort Carroll

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Hatteras InletUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14382016-05-25
Green Island NewUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14372016-05-21
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Cape LookoutUnited States Of AmericaUSA 1262016-05-30
Bogue Banks BeaconUnited States Of AmericaUSA 11662016-05-30
Bogue BanksUnited States Of AmericaUSA 11672016-05-30
Federal Point (#3)United States Of AmericaUSA 11592016-05-30
Shell Castle Island (Pamlico Sound)United States Of AmericaUSA 11762016-05-29
Pamlico Point ShoalUnited States Of AmericaUSA 5792016-05-29
Oak Island Front Range (Cape Fear River)United States Of AmericaUSA 11732016-05-29
Southwest Point Royal ShoalUnited States Of AmericaUSA 11612016-05-29
Northwest Point Royal Shoal (Pamlico Sound)United States Of AmericaUSA 11722016-05-29
Oliver ReefUnited States Of AmericaUSA 10312016-05-29

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 2003-2016 ARLHS, LLC.
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