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 15,411 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 January 17th, 2019. 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.

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Added to World List of Lights January 25, 2017

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
BRA 027ZW3RS2019-02-152018-02-17PY3NZ, PY3UK, PU3AEL, PY3JSS, PU3LDS, PU3MSR, PY3BM, PY3MU, PU3WIW, PU3CAL
ARG 005LU5DTF2019-02-152019-02-17
BRA 063PV7AA (SPECIAL CALLSIGN)2019-02-152019-02-17LABRE-AL - Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Rádio Emissão - ALAGOAS
CHI 081CA2MEM2019-02-162019-02-1716 and 17 Febrary 13:00 UTC to 20:00 UTC
BRA 206ZZ2P2019-02-162019-02-17CabreuvaDx Team: PY2GTA, PU2UTY, PU2LJH, PU2USK, PU2NUP, PU2UAF, PY2FMI, PY2XIZ, PY2UGO, PU2LEW
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
POR 009SP2MGR/MM2019-01-092019-01-09
POR 011SP2MGR/MM2019-01-092019-01-09
POR 024SP2MGR/MM2019-01-092019-01-09
POR 052SP2MGR/MM2019-01-092019-01-09
USA 862MWS9X2018-12-152019-01-04
USA 910W4AC2019-01-032019-01-03
USA 066W4AC2019-01-032019-01-03
POR 052CT/SP2MGR2019-01-012019-01-01
POR 024CT/SP2MGR2019-01-012019-01-01
POR 053CT/SP2MGR2019-01-012019-01-01
POR 005CT/SP2MGR2019-01-012019-01-01
CAN 534K0BAK/VE32019-01-012019-01-01
USA 1103KB3K/P2018-12-302018-12-30
USA 290KB3K/P2018-12-302018-12-30
USA 083KB3K/P2018-12-302018-12-30
POR 052CT/SP2MGR2018-12-292018-12-29
POR 024CT/SP2MGR2018-12-292018-12-29
POR 053CT/SP2MGR2018-12-292018-12-29
POR 005CT/SP2MGR2018-12-292018-12-29
POR 009CT/SP2MGR2018-12-292018-12-29
USA 217KB3K/P2018-12-272018-12-28
USA 1135KB3K/P2018-12-272018-12-28
GIB 001SP2MGR/MM2018-12-272018-12-27
SPA 203SP2MGR/MM2018-12-272018-12-27
SPA 288SP2MGR/MM2018-12-272018-12-27
CEU 007SP2MGR/MM2018-12-272018-12-27
DEN 028OZ/M0KLB/P2018-12-272018-12-27
ALG 042SP2MGR/MM2018-12-262018-12-26
ALG 018SP2MGR/MM2018-12-262018-12-26
ITA 146SP2MGR/MM2018-12-242018-12-24
GRE 120SP2MGR/MM2018-12-222018-12-22
GRE 125SP2MGR/MM2018-12-222018-12-22
CAN 1352VE3CBK/QRP2018-12-202018-12-20
CAN 867VE3CBK/QRP2018-12-202018-12-20
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2018-12-202018-12-20
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
36USA 1020HCedar Point
36POL 012Kolobrzeg
34USA 377Hooper Island
33USA 630Point No Point
27USA 195Cove Point
24USA 601Piney Point
24POL 017Stilo
22USA 628Point Lookout
22POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port
21POL 070Police Range Rear (Odra River)

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
AstraArgentinaARG 1882019-01-17
Escollera Interior - Puerto PiriápolisUruguayURU 0322019-01-17
Escollera Exterior - Puerto PiriápolisUruguayURU 0312019-01-17
Farolete Ilha RatonesBrazilBRA 2972019-01-16
Fara ColaresBrazilBRA 2962019-01-16
María VictoriaUruguayURU 0302019-01-16
Farolete Itajai 15BrazilBRA 2952019-01-16
CañadonArgentinaARG 1872019-01-10
IribasArgentinaARG 1862019-01-10
Isla DeseadaArgentinaARG 1852019-01-10

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 2003-2019 ARLHS, LLC.
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