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

Pta. Canabal o Faro Da Porta - Copyright 2008 EB1DH
Pta. Canabal o Faro Da Porta
Copyright Copyright 2008 EB1DH
Added to World List of Lights May 21, 2008

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
USA 561WB5K/42021-10-112021-10-15CW and maybe some digital.
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
USA 734KI5IPW2021-09-112021-09-11
CAN 1352VE3CBK/QRP2021-09-072021-09-07
CAN 867VE3CBK/QRP2021-09-072021-09-07
CAN 1437VE3CBK/QRP2021-09-072021-09-07
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2021-09-072021-09-07
CAN 1046VE3CBK/QRP2021-09-062021-09-06
CAN 1047VE3CBK/QRP2021-09-062021-09-06
CAN 1433VE3CBK/QRP2021-09-062021-09-06
CAN 1435VE3CBK/QRP2021-09-062021-09-06
CAN 1436VE3CBK/QRP2021-09-062021-09-06
CAN 1432VE3CBK/QRP2021-09-062021-09-06
USA 045W1JXN2021-08-292021-09-04
BAL 099EA6KB2021-09-042021-09-04
CAN 150VY2/VE9EX2021-09-032021-09-03
CAN 1101VE2GT2021-08-302021-08-30
CAN 1102VE2GT2021-08-302021-08-30
CAN 1269VE2GT2021-08-302021-08-30
CAN 1046VE3CBK/QRP2021-08-262021-08-26
CAN 1047VE3CBK/QRP2021-08-262021-08-26
CAN 1433VE3CBK/QRP2021-08-262021-08-26
CAN 1435VE3CBK/QRP2021-08-262021-08-26
CAN 1436VE3CBK/QRP2021-08-262021-08-26
CAN 1432VE3CBK/QRP2021-08-262021-08-26
ITA 114IQ4RA2021-08-212021-08-22
FRA 472TM2LW2021-08-212021-08-22
ENG 051M0MJA/P2021-08-222021-08-22
NET 006PA1MP2021-08-212021-08-22
FRA 245F4KLP/P2021-08-212021-08-22
FRA 159TM0BSM2021-08-192021-08-22
GRE 069SZ8G2021-08-212021-08-22
URU 006CW5X2021-08-202021-08-22
ISR 0034Z1DZ/LH2021-08-212021-08-22
USA 409W4L (N1GFV)2021-08-212021-08-22
CAN 815VE3FI2021-08-222021-08-22
CAN 092VE9BGC2021-08-222021-08-22
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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