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 15,260 Lighthouses in 229 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 July 24th, 2014. 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

Canal de entrada de Aviles - Copyright 2008 EB1FE (Jose)
Canal de entrada de Aviles
Copyright Copyright 2008 EB1FE (Jose)
Added to World List of Lights April 15, 2008

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
POL 01353HS1932014-07-132015-12-31hi
USA 252K0FA, KB9BNI2014-07-282014-07-30We will be activating the lighthouse one afternoon during the designated date range between noon and 5 pm local time, date to be determined based on weather conditions and other vacation plans. Operation will primarily be on 20M SSB between 14.250 and 14.290, although operation in 10, 15 and 18M may be possible depending on band conditions.
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
USA 1407KA4WJR2014-08-022014-08-07N4N - Repeat Special Event Activating the Mount Dora Lake Lighthouse USA-1407 during National Lighthouse & [. . .]
FRA 025F4FET/P2014-08-102014-08-10qrv only 2 hours on the lighthouse, 20m SSB
FED 252DK0FC/LGT2014-08-152014-08-18
URU 007CW0F2014-08-152014-08-17 ILLW from Colonia del Sacramento LightHouse.
SWE 474SM7I2014-08-162014-08-17
FED 258DM2DLG/LH2014-08-162014-08-17ILLW
USA 411W4J BY N4NAQ2014-08-162014-08-17ILLW Activation at Jupiter Lighthouse's Station J
SCO 015GB2LBN2014-08-162014-08-17Lighthouse Weekend. Lighthouse has been activated since 1995, 1997 to present during Lighthouse Weekend using [. . .]
SWE 3377S5LH2014-08-162014-08-17Norrköpings Radioclub, SK5BN, will activate this light during ILLW 2014
ENG 096GB4OL2014-08-162014-08-17We plan to activate this for this years International Lighthouse weekend. Many thanks, Keith - G7CIY
URU 006CW5X2014-08-162014-08-17ILLW 2014,
URU 014CW5B2014-08-162014-08-17
USA 689KA0LDG2014-08-172014-08-23No set times, HF bands 10-40m, SSB
FRA 855MF4FGJ/P2014-09-262014-10-09
FED 253DP4E2014-10-172014-10-19Contest Team West-Muensterland
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
GRE 104SV8GXQ2014-07-232014-07-23
GRE 104SV8GXQ2014-07-222014-07-22
DEN 074OU4ZZ/P2014-07-222014-07-22
ENG 110M/IZ1YPF/P2014-07-202014-07-20
USA 452KD9FM/MM2014-07-072014-07-07
USA 339HKD9FM/MM2014-07-072014-07-07
USA 822KD9FM/M2014-07-052014-07-05
POL 0523Z0LH2014-06-162014-06-23
POL 0533Z1BLH2014-06-162014-06-23
URU 009CW5Z2014-06-212014-06-22
SPA 277EA1RKA/72014-06-212014-06-21
SPA 341EA1RKA/72014-06-212014-06-21
WMA 0139M2MI2014-05-302014-06-01
USA 989KD3CQ2014-05-312014-05-31
USA 458KD3CQ2014-05-312014-05-31
USA 1295KD3CQ2014-05-312014-05-31
FRA 429F/DL9SEP/P2014-05-272014-05-27
FRA 750F/DL9SEP/P2014-05-202014-05-20
FRA 056F/DL9SEP/P2014-05-172014-05-17
FRA 461F/DL9SEP/P2014-05-162014-05-16
FRA 781F/DL9SEP/P2014-05-162014-05-16
FRA 782F/DL9SEP/P2014-05-162014-05-16
USA 313WW4MSK & W0LI2014-05-112014-05-15
FRA 024F/DL9SEP/P2014-05-142014-05-14
ENG 070MX0INT2014-05-102014-05-11
FRA 404F/DL9SEP/P2014-05-062014-05-06
FRA 361F/DL9SEP/P2014-05-052014-05-05
FRA 594F/DL9SEP/P2014-05-052014-05-05
FRA 724F4FET/P2014-05-022014-05-02
FRA 784F/DL9SEP/P2014-05-012014-05-01
FRA 785F/DL9SEP/P2014-05-012014-05-01
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
33USA 1020HCedar Point
32USA 630Point No Point
29USA 377Hooper Island
25USA 195Cove Point
21USA 601Piney Point
20USA 394Huron Lightship (LV-103) (Lake Huron)
19ITA 181Diga di Legante - Radice (Black & White) (Senigallia)
18USA 628Point Lookout
15USA 083Brewerton Channel Range Front (Old)/Hawkins Point/Brewerton Range Front Light (Old)
15USA 290Fort Carroll

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Punta Pechiguera (New) (Isla de Lanzarotte)Canary IslandsCAI 0472014-07-24
Punta Pechiguera (Old) (Isla de Lanzarotte)Canary IslandsCAI 0692014-07-24
Victoria Harbour Rear Range (Georgian Bay)CanadaCAN 10422014-07-24
Matagorda IslandUnited States Of AmericaUSA 4822014-07-24
Half Moon Reef (Matagorda Bay)United States Of AmericaUSA 363H2014-07-24
Half Moon Reef (Bay Front Park)United States Of AmericaUSA 363M2014-07-24
Wolf TrapUnited States Of AmericaUSA 9032014-07-24
New Point ComfortUnited States Of AmericaUSA 5432014-07-24
Old Point ComfortUnited States Of AmericaUSA 5672014-07-24
Green Island (Lake Michigan)United States Of AmericaUSA 9452014-07-15

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 the Weidner Publishing Group, but you are free to use it for any non-commercial purpose once you have obtained written permission from the ARLHS (see below).


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